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The Voluntary Services Directory provides information about services available in the Greater Manchester Area. These services are generally provided by the voluntary sector or local authorities and augment, complement or follow on from care provided by the NHS. Availability of services may vary in different areas and some services may be applicable to certain conditions or be relevant for all.

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The service provides practical and emotional information, advice and support to stroke survivors &the families and carers of stroke survivors. This could include information around stroke and its affects, emotional support specifically for the family and carers and signposting/referral to other local services for carers, including local carers centre. All advice and support given to stroke survivors and their families. We offer a social environment where peer support is also present. The service provides low level one-to-one emotional support to stroke survivors and the family/carers, to help them cope with their life after stroke. This support can be over the phone, through visits, through groups or via the volunteer befriending service. There is also a number of information leaflets around the emotional effects of stroke. The service can also refer/signposts to other services which may be of some help, including mental health services, psychological services, where appropriate.

Organisation Address

Great Lever Health Centre
Rupert Street
Bolton
BL3 6PU

Telephone No

01204 895940

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

BoltonIAS@Stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Monday - Stockport Stroke Moving On Group
Stroke Association Voluntary Group
Alternate Mondays. 1.30 - 3.30pm
Kimberley Street Community Centre,
Shaw Heath SK3 8EB
Peer support, guest speakers,
social activities, outings.
Contact Paul Edgerton: 075944 38094
Monday - Brushstrokes Art Group
Affiliated to the Stroke Association
Term Time only. 1.30 - 3.30pm
Crescent Road, Community Centre,
SK1 2QQ
Creative activities in social atmosphere.
Contact Lucy: 0161 430 6313
or Mary: 0161 432 0997
Tuesday - Stockport Stroke Support Group
Affiliated to the Stroke Association
Alternate Tuesdays. 2 - 4pm
The Torkington Centre, Torkington Road
Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4PY
Speakers, trips, quizzes and games.
Contact Lynda Hounslow: 0161 483 5545
Mondays - NW Stroke Community Choir
Stroke Association Voluntary Group
Mondays. 6 - 7.30pm
Alternates between Stockport and Manchester
Open to stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and
professionals, fun music session
Contact Joyce Booth: 07506 733927

Organisation Address

N/A
SK3 8EB

Telephone No

07506 733927

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

joyce.booth@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Various

Referral Type

Self

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. If you would like information about stroke or sources of support available after a stroke, please contact our Stroke Helpline on 0303 303 3100.

Organisation Address

N/A
N/A

Telephone No

020 7566 0300 HELPLINE 0303 3033100

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

info@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

The service provides support with communication problems following stroke either 1:1 or via group. Provides information & support to the stroke survivors, families and carers of stroke survivors. Work with stroke survivors, and their families and carers, to rebuild their confidence and help them to achieve the best possible level of recovery and independence in language skills.

Organisation Address

Office based only
6th Floor St James House
Salford
M6 5FW

Telephone No

0161 742 7481 or 07717 275712 or

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

joanne.myers@stroke.org.uk or robin.foxon@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Specialist advisers at various locations and various times to support and advise re smoking cessation.

Organisation Address

Trafford General & other locations
Moorside Road,
Davyhulme
Manchester,
M41 5SL

Telephone No

O3004562400

Web Address

http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/traffordhospitals/

Email

stopsmoking.trafford@nhs.net

Opening Hours

Various times and locations - ring for advice

Referral Type

Self

Social support, outings, Speakers, quizzes.

Organisation Address

Torkington Centre
Torkington Road
Hazel Grove
Stockport
SK7 4PY

Telephone No

0161 434 1934

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

jeanjohnson@hotmail.co.uk

Opening Hours

Alt Tuesday 2-4pm

Referral Type

Self

Social support, outings, Speakers, quizzes, pottery, fishing, gardening.

Organisation Address

Kimberly Day Centre
Kimberly Street
Stockport
SK3 8EB

Telephone No

0161 879 9153

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

paulas.bernard@hotmail.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 1.30 - 3.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Information and advice on Stockport council services and how to access them.

Organisation Address

Fred Perry House
Edward Street
Stockport
SK1 3UR

Telephone No

O162 217 6029

Web Address

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/

Email

stockportdirect@stockport.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Information and advice on Stockport council services provided by the council.

Organisation Address

Ashlea House
28 Manchester Road
Cheadle
Stockport
SK8 2NP

Telephone No

0161 217 6029

Web Address

http://www.mycaremychoice.org.uk/home.aspx

Email

See website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation set up to provide advocacy support for adults over 16 with learning difficulties / disabilities who live within the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council area.

Organisation Address

23 High Street
Stockport
Manchester
SK1 1EG

Telephone No

0161 480 8979

Web Address

http://www.stockportadvocacy.org.uk/

Email

info@stockportadvocacy.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

A service to help improve people with Speech difficulties.

Organisation Address

Stepping Hill Hospital
Hazel grove
Stockport
SK2 7JE

Telephone No

0161 419 5897

Web Address

http://www.stockport.nhs.uk/

Email

NA

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Support for people with communication difficulties.

Organisation Address

Lever Chambers
Ashburner Street
Bolton
B03 6RN

Telephone No

01204 463210

Web Address

http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk/

Email

See website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Advice,Support and information for people with communication difficulties.

Organisation Address

1 Market Chambers
Ramsbottom
Bury
BL0 9AJ

Telephone No

01706 825802

Web Address

http://www.buryspeakeasy.org.uk/

Email

info@buryspeakeasy.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday - Wednesday - ring for appointment (Office is staffed on these days)

Referral Type

Self

Advice and support for carers, Information and advice to carers of all ages who live in Stockport.

Organisation Address

The Heaton's Centre
Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor
SK4 3LD

Telephone No

0161 442 0442

Web Address

http://www.signpostforcarers.org.uk/

Email

info@signpostforcarers.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self, GP, Other

Advice and info regarding mobility

Organisation Address

Mes terrace Car Park
Wigan
WN1 1QB

Telephone No

01942 776070

Web Address

http://www.wiganboroughshopmobility.org.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday 10am -3.45pm

Referral Type

Self

Advice and info regarding mobility.

Organisation Address

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre
Leigh

WN7 4PG

Telephone No

01942 777985

Web Address

http://www.wiganboroughshopmobility.org.uk/

Email

Eamil voa website

Opening Hours

Monday 10am -2.45pm/ Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 3.45pm

Referral Type

Self

Hire of manual wheelchairs powered wheelchairs and scooters.

Organisation Address

Trafford Centre
1 Peel Avenue
Manchester
M17 8BN

Telephone No

0161 747 2684

Web Address

http://nfsuk.org/nfsuk-members-area/

Email

shopmobilty@bhta.com

Opening Hours

7 days a week

Referral Type

Self

Support information and advice around returning to work with a disability.

Organisation Address

Exchange Street
Bolton
BL1 1RS

Telephone No

01204 537999

Web Address

https://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Various times - ring for opening times and appointments

Referral Type

Self

Self Help is a user-led mental health charity based in the North West of England. We believe in people having a choice in mental health care. We offer a wide range of support, services and opportunities for people living with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.

Organisation Address

Oakland House
76 Talbot Road
Old Trafford

M16 0PQ

Telephone No

0161 226 3871

Web Address

https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/

Email

pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk for Manchester, Salford, Trafford & Rochdale or stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk for Stockport

Opening Hours

9am - 5.30pm

Referral Type

Self, GP, Other

Our free self-care classes. Set in a fun and friendly atmosphere we will be covering topics such as Mindfulness/managing stress, Dental hygiene, CPR and defibrillation, Inhaler techniques, Healthy lifestyles, Local pharmacy, Expert Patient Programme, Child health, First aid.

Organisation Address

Various
NA

Telephone No

0161 426 5895

Web Address

http://www.stockportccg.nhs.uk/

Email

stockportccg.communications@nhs.net

Opening Hours

Contact for various schemes & support

Referral Type

Self

Inclusive accessible pool and gym sessions.

Organisation Address

Stanley Road
Cheadle Hulme
Stockport
SK8 6RQ

Telephone No

0161 610 0104

Web Address

http://www.seashelltrust.org.uk/

Email

info@seashelltrust.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am- 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Samaritans took its first call over 40 years ago . The service is needed as much today as it was all those years ago, as a listening ear for our local community, with ordinary people supporting those struggling to cope, round the clock, every single day of the year.

Organisation Address

16 Bark Street
Bolton
BL1 2BQ

Telephone No

01204 521200

Web Address

http://www.samaritans.org/

Email

jo@samaritans.org

Opening Hours

Available 24hrs via phone

Referral Type

Self

Samaritans took its first call over 40 years ago . The service is needed as much today as it was all those years ago, as a listening ear for our local community, with ordinary people supporting those struggling to cope, round the clock, every single day of the year.

Organisation Address

Heaton Moor Centre
Thornfield Road
Stockport

SK4 3LD

Telephone No

0161 432 1221

Web Address

http://www.samaritans.org/

Email

jo@samaritans.org

Opening Hours

Available 24hrs via phone

Referral Type

Self

Largest range of adapted cycles in the region which are available for use by disabled people of all ages. It is a safe area for groups and individuals to enjoy cycling and fully trained staff are on hand to provide instruction if necessary on how to use the bikes and free taster sessions can be arranged.

Organisation Address

Cleavley Track,
Blantyre St
Worsley Road

M30 8HY

Telephone No

01925 234213

Web Address

http://cycling.org.uk/

Email

wheelsforallsalford@gmail.co

Opening Hours

Wed 10-6, Fri 10-3 and Saturday 10 – 1.

Referral Type

Self

Offer free, confidential advice and support for people who want to give up smoking. There are a variety of ways to access the service including drop in clinics, one-to-one appointments, group sessions and, where necessary, home visits.

Organisation Address

3rd Floor, St James' House
Pendleton Way
Salford
M6 5FW

Telephone No

0161 212 4050

Web Address

https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Email

health.improvement@salford.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Various - check website

Referral Type

Self, Other

Offers specialist drug and alcohol advice, support and treatment to adults aged over 18 who are experiencing problems with or want to decrease or stop their drug and alcohol use.

Organisation Address

1 King Street
Eccles
Manchester
M30 0AE

Telephone No

0161 787 7343

Web Address

http://www.salford.gov.uk/

Email

health.improvement@salford.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Various - Ring for Appointment

Referral Type

Self

All information support and advice given concerning all issues around carers and their families.

Organisation Address

1st Philips Place
off Chapel Street
Salford
M3 6FA

Telephone No

0161 833 0217

Web Address

https://carers.org/partner/salford-carers-centre

Email

carers.centre@salford.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

Leisure facilities

Organisation Address

Park Street
Royton
Oldham
OL2 6QW

Telephone No

O164 207 7000

Web Address

http://oclactive.co.uk/leisure_centres/

Email

roytonsc@ocll.co.uk

Opening Hours

see website for various activities & opening times

Referral Type

Self, Other