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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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Royal Voluntary Service can help older people maintain their independence and stay involved in the local community. We have volunteers across Manchester who offer help and support so older people can stay independent at home. We offer a Good Neighbours service to older people who might be lonely and isolated.

Organisation Address

24A Wood Street
Middleton
Manchester
M24 5TF

Telephone No

0161 871 2011

Web Address

http://royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Email

manchesterhub@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00-20:00 Saturday 9:00-17:00

Referral Type

Self

Rochdale Young Carers Service is a support service for 5 to 18 year olds who are caring for, or helping to care for, a parent or relative with an illness or disability and their families. The Rochdale Young Carers Service can; visit families at home to discuss their situation, carry out a young carers assessment to help us work out together what support is needed, advocate on behalf of the young carer and their family, provide confidential counselling, provide group and individual work with children, provide activity sessions with young people to give them a break and have fun.

Organisation Address

Unique Mill Enterprise Centre
Belfield Road
Rochdale
OL16 2UP

Telephone No

01706 515740

Web Address

https://www.family-action.org.uk/

Email

andrea.ashton@family-action.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 9:30-12.30 then 13:30 - 17:00

Referral Type

Self, Other

Group support, activities & social environment for people affected by stroke

Organisation Address

Rochdale Unitarian Church
Clover Street
Rochdale
OL12 6TP

Telephone No

O1706352972

Web Address

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

Email

margaretetaylor2200@yahoo.co.uk

Opening Hours

Fortnightly - Monday 7 - 9

Referral Type

Self

They provide information and support, campaign to improve policy and attitudes and in partnership with independent local Mind associations, develop local services. We do all this to make it possible for people who experience mental distress to live full lives and play their full part in society.

Organisation Address

3-11 Drake Street
Rochdale
OL16 1RE

Telephone No

01706 752338

Web Address

http://www.rochdalemind.org.uk/

Email

info@rochdalemind.org

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 9.30-16.30

Referral Type

Self

What happens when you call the bureau
You will speak with an assessor who will identify the most appropriaate way for us to help you. This could be giving you the information you need to solve the problem yourself. Or it could be making an appointment to discuss your problem further - in person or by phone. Sometimes, we might direct you to a different organisation that is better placed to help you.
Rochdale District Citizens Advice Bureau currently does not offer a drop-in service - first contact is by telephone on 0300 3309 073

Organisation Address

104-106 Drake Street
Rochdale
OL16 1PQ

Telephone No

0300 3309 073

Web Address

http://www.penninewestcab.org.uk/Rochdale/

Opening Hours

No drop in - contact by phone first

Referral Type

Self

Council on line site - easy to navigate to find a range of services relating to health & well being - advice on smoking, alcohol, weight & activities.

Organisation Address

Number One Riverside, PO Box 100
Smith Street
Rochdale
OL16 9NP

Telephone No

See website

Web Address

https://mycare.rochdale.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/home

Email

See website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

To empower local disabled communities on their rights. To inform communities and organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors of their responsibility to Disabled People. To scrutinise their services on disability issues. Access audit service, assistance with consultation between statutory and voluntary organisations, research, training, transcription service, help with finding work experience and volunteer placements.

Organisation Address

Partnership House
Sparrow Hill
Rochdale
OL16 1QT

Telephone No

01706 631291

Web Address

http://www.raddag.org/

Email

See website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

An independent charity providing support to blind and partially sighted people in Rochdale and surrounding area.

For deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, friends and professionals. We are a team of trained, dedicated and professional information officers. We provide free, confidential and impartial advice to deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, friends and professionals.

Previously Action on Hearing Loss but reverted back to RNID

Organisation Address

RNID
126 Fairlie Road
Slough
Berkshire

SL1 4PY

Telephone No

0808 808 0123

Web Address

https://rnid.org.uk/

Email

contact@rnid.org.uk

Opening Hours

Contact for times of various schemes & services

Referral Type

Self

Provide public transport for disabled and frail elderly people into local towns to allow potentially housebound people the opportunity to shop and use local amenities. The difference between a Ring and Ride and a conventional service lies in the flexible routing and the fact that the minibus is specially adapted with a wheelchair lift and removable seats to accommodate wheelchairs.

Organisation Address

Orchard Trading Estate
Units 9/10 Langley Road South
Salford
M6 6SD

Telephone No

0161 925 0512

Web Address

http://www.tfgm.com/ringandride/Pages/default.aspx

Email

enquiries@ringandride.info

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Ring and Ride is a door to door minibus service for people of all ages including children who find it difficult to use ordinary public transport, for example getting to and from main public transport routes and services, getting on and off buses trams or trains.

Organisation Address

West Point Industrial Estate
Hargreaves Street
Oldham
OL9 9ND

Telephone No

08456884933 or 0161 652 0248

Web Address

http://www.tfgm.com/ringandride/Pages/default.aspx

Email

oldham.depot@ringandride.info

Opening Hours

8am till 4pm (8am till 10.30pm - general enquires on 08456884933)

Referral Type

Self

Ring and Ride is a door to door minibus service for people of all ages including children who find it difficult to use ordinary public transport, for example getting to and from main public transport routes and services, getting on and off buses trams or trains. Must register first 0161 200 6001

Organisation Address

20th Floor Manchester One
53 Portland Street
M13LD

Telephone No

0871 200 22 33

Web Address

http://www.tfgm.com/ringandride/Pages/default.aspx

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

To register - helpline 8 - 4, 8am - 10.45pm Monday - Saturday and 8.15 -10.10 Sunday

Referral Type

Self

Ring and Ride is a door to door minibus service for people of all ages including children who find it difficult to use ordinary public transport, for example getting to and from main public transport routes and services, getting on and off buses trams or trains.

Organisation Address

Unit 8 Summerfield Road
Bolton
Lancashire
BL3 2NQ

Telephone No

0161 200 6011

Web Address

http://www.tfgm.com/ringandride/Pages/default.aspx

Email

enquiries@ringandride.info

Opening Hours

Various

Referral Type

Self

Transport service available on request.

Organisation Address

Manchester One
Portland Street
Manchester
M1 3LD

Telephone No

O8456889389

Web Address

http://www.tfgm.com/Pages/default.aspx

Email

Contact via website.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work.

Organisation Address

1st Floor Madison House
Wellington Road South
Stockport
SK1 3OA

Telephone No

NA

Web Address

http://www.remploy.co.uk/

Email

Via Website

Opening Hours

Contact to find out about support available.

Referral Type

Self

Improve the lives of disabled people and those with complex needs through the power of work.

Organisation Address

Suite 14/15
Europa House
Barcroft Street
Bury

BL9 5BT

Telephone No

0300 456 8064

Web Address

http://www.remploy.co.uk/

Email

es.buryfnd@remploy.co.uk

Opening Hours

Contact for times of various schemes & services

Referral Type

Self

Gardening & Peer support in a friendly environment for people affected by stroke.

Organisation Address

Reddish Vale Park Community
Garden Mill Lane
Stockport
SK4 1LS

Telephone No

0161 612 1977

Web Address

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

Email

pc28edge@talktalk.net

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10.30am - 12.30pm

Referral Type

Self

All aspects of enjoying the facilities of a pool and fitness classes for all levels.

Organisation Address

Porritt Way
Ramsbottom
BL0 0PT

Telephone No

0161 253 7000

Web Address

http://www.bury.gov.uk/

Email

ramsbotompool@bury.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 7.15am - 9pm

Referral Type

Self

Mental Health and well being charity

Organisation Address

1 Point, 18 Greatmoor Street
Bolton
BL1 1NP

Telephone No

01204 867000

Web Address

http://www.1pointbolton.org.uk/

Email

office@1pointbolton.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - Wed 8pm Thursday 9am - 5pm.

Referral Type

Self

Gtr Mcr Neuro Alliance works to support people living with neuro through its online and social media services, events and workshops. Signposting to information including health, social care, benefits and advocacy. Fighting for neuro - campaigning for change.

Organisation Address

NA
NA

Telephone No

NA

Web Address

https://www.gmna.co.uk/%20

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

24 hours online only

Referral Type

Self, Other

Work with service users to identify individual skills and strengths and then match these with a prospective employer. For residents from Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton and Manchester aged between 18-65 with a learning disability, a diagnosed mental health condition and or physical or sensory impairment. Services Offered to Individual; assessment to identify individual needs, information, advice and vocational guidance, work preparation coaching, interview techniques and coaching, on the job training, ongoing support and mentoring, volunteering opportunities.

Organisation Address

Newbold Buildings, Floor 2
35-37 Oldham Road
Rochdale
OL16 5QJ

Telephone No

01706 423085

Web Address

http://possabilities.org.uk/

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Physical Activity Referral in Stockport (PARiS) is the GP Exercise Referral scheme in Stockport, designed to help patients with moderate medical conditions become and stay more physically active, whilst benefiting and or improving their health. A joint partnership between Life Leisure and NHS Stockport, the scheme is delivered by a strong and experienced team of health and exercise professionals, who provide guidance, support and
pathways towards health improvement.

Organisation Address

Life Leisure 4th Floor,
Landmark House,
Station Road
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7BS

Telephone No

0161 482 0900

Web Address

http://www.lifeleisure.net/

Email

info@lifeleisure.net or gpreferral@lifeleisure.net

Opening Hours

Contact for various schemes and support

Referral Type

GP

Pensioners Link we want to enable older people to reach their full potential and enjoy a healthy, active and sociable life. We exist to provide a Hub with as much emphasis on community and peer support as it has on professional expertise. Our Hub has all the necessary information and advice for people to remain independent, with extra support if your circumstances change as a result of illness, bereavement or any other aspect of ageing.

Organisation Address

27 Charles Street,
Leigh
Wigan
WN7 1DB

Telephone No

01942 261753

Web Address

http://www.pensionerslink.org.uk/

Email

contact@pensionerslink.org.uk

Opening Hours

Ring for meet up times

Referral Type

Self

The Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS) is Bury's free health information and advice service. Up to date information is available about local NHS health services including GP's, dentists, opticians, pharmacists, community nursing etc. as well as information on health conditions and a database of organisations who can offer support.
PALS is here to help NHS Bury to learn from patient's experiences of health services out in the community. You can also tell us about your experience of using these services and we will pass this on, ensuring patient confidentiality if required. PALS will listen to any concerns, queries or suggestions that you may have and help to sort out problems quickly on your behalf.

Organisation Address

North Manchester General Hospital
Delauneys Road
Crumpsall
Manchester
M8 5RB

Telephone No

0161 604 5897

Web Address

http://www.pat.nhs.uk/contact-us/pals-service.htm

Email

pals@pat.nhs.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Patient concerns and complaints

Organisation Address

Fountain Street
Ashton Under Lyne
OL6 9RW

Telephone No

0161 922 6000 or 0161 922 4466

Web Address

http://www.tamesidehospital.nhs.uk/

Email

TGCCG.Complaints.team@nhs.net

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Patient concerns and complaints.

Organisation Address

New Century House
Progress Way
Denton
M34 2GP

Telephone No

0161 304 5307 or 5325

Web Address

http://www.tamesidehospital.nhs.uk/

Email

TGCCG.Complaints.team@nhs.net

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Patient Advice and Liaison service

Organisation Address

Housing Advice Team
Minerva Road
Bolton
BL4 0JR

Telephone No

01204 390193

Web Address

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

Email

PALS@boltonnft.nhs.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Our resource centre is a joint venture between NHS Trafford and Trafford Council. It provides community equipment and services for people living in Trafford, who may need assistance with daily living due to a disability.

Organisation Address

Dane Road Industrial Estate
Sale
Manchester
M33 7BH

Telephone No

0845 299 0798

Web Address

http://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/residents.aspx%20

Email

osrc.assessmentteam@trafford.nhs.uk

Opening Hours

Mondays and Fridays 9am – 12pm and 1 – 4pm. Tues to Thurs 9 - 12

Referral Type

Self, Other

See website for all services offered. Provide one to one support for young carers aged 8-18 as well as group activities such as cooking, arts & crafts, games, information sessions, trips out etc.

Organisation Address

Positive Steps, Media Place
80 Union Street
Oldham
OL1 1DJ

Telephone No

0161 621 9300

Web Address

http://www.positive-steps.org.uk/

Email

youngcarers@positive-steps.org.uk

Opening Hours

See website

Referral Type

GP

The all inclusive cycling scheme is aimed towards all the family, especially those with children or adults who have disabilities or additional needs. Over 30 different adapted cycles. The cycle sessions are healthy fun in the beautiful surroundings of Alexandra park.

Organisation Address

Alexandra Park
Park Road
Oldham
OL8 1DB

Telephone No

01925 234 213

Web Address

http://cycling.org.uk/wheels-for-all/

Email

ian.tierney@cycling.org.uk

Opening Hours

See website for various activities & opening times

Referral Type

Self