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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 is for adults aged 18 years and above, who have diabetes, are registered with a GP in the Oldham borough and meet the service referral criteria.

Organisation Address

Glodwick Health Centre
Oldham
OL4 1YN

Telephone No

0161 622 9162

Web Address

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

GP

Online directory - signposting to Health & social care services also healthy lifestyle.

Organisation Address

Civic Centre,
West Street
Oldham
OL1 1UT

Telephone No

0161 770 3000

Web Address

http://www.oldham.gov.uk/

Opening Hours

Online

Referral Type

Self

Leisure facilities.

Organisation Address

Oldham Sports Centre
Middleton Road
Oldham
OL9 6AF

Telephone No

O161 207 7000

Web Address

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

Email

oldhamsc@ocll.co.uk

Opening Hours

See website for various activities & opening times

Referral Type

Self

All advice and support for carers.

Organisation Address

The Link Centre
Philip Harrison House
140 Union Street
Oldham
OL1 1DZ

Telephone No

0161 770 4786

Web Address

http://www.wired.me.uk/Oldham-Carers.asp%20

Email

oldham.carers@wiredme.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Expert drug and alcohol service provides a range of services, including: quick and easy access - service users can walk-in to any drug and alcohol services for an immediate assessment and consultation, harm reduction, needle exchange, drug and alcohol treatment recovery programmes.

Organisation Address

The Gateway and First Step
5 Horsedge Street
Oldham

OL1 3SX

Telephone No

0161 716 3666

Web Address

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults with acquired communication or swallowing problems. We also provide therapy to people with voice problems. The service is provided to adults registered with an Oldham GP.

Organisation Address

Ellen House
Waddington Street
Oldham
OL9 6EE

Telephone No

0161 621 3679

Web Address

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, GP, Other

Info and advice given on persons well being and their current circumstance.

Organisation Address

54-56 Seymore Grove
Old Trafford
Manchester

M16 0LN

Telephone No

0161 912 4828

Web Address

http://oldtraffordwellbeing.org.uk/

Email

reception@bluesci.org.uk

Opening Hours

Various times - ring for appointment

Referral Type

GP

The Moving On Service supports people with a physical/sensory impairment living in Rochdale, Heywood or Middleton to improve their health and well-being whilst accessing information, advice, guidance, support, learning opportunities, employment support and meaningful activities. They offer a variety of courses for academic learning such as Basic Skills, IT etc. There are also courses aimed at supporting people with independent living, gaining confidence and improving their social networks. Moving On is part of Rochdale Adult Care - Access & Enablement.

Organisation Address

Alkrington Community Centre
Kirkway, Hardfield Road
Middleton
M24 1TQ

Telephone No

01706 927340

Web Address

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/

Email

karen.lever@rochddale.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Call for times of various services & schemes

Referral Type

Self

Support and advice given to carers.

Organisation Address

6th Floor ICC Building
New Radcliffe Street
Oldham
OL1 1NL

Telephone No

0161 621 3580

Web Address

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

Email

Rachel.Unsworth@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Last Tuesday of the month 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Referral Type

Self

Information, courses Confidence assertion, Mediation, well being cafes, allotments, talking therapy.

Organisation Address

216-218 Katherine Street
Ashton Under Lyne
Cheshire
OL6 7AS

Telephone No

0161 330 9223

Web Address

http://www.mind.org.uk/

Email

office@tgmind.co.uk

Opening Hours

Mon -Thursday 10am - 4pm Friday 10am - 3pm

Referral Type

Self, GP, Other

Appointment only for getting transport.

Organisation Address

Volunteers Centre
95-97 Penny Meadow
Ashton under Lyne
OL6 6ET

Telephone No

0161 339 2345

Web Address

http://www.cvat.org.uk/miles-smiles

Email

sam.ross@cvat.org.uk

Opening Hours

Appointment only Monday - Friday

Referral Type

Self

Support to stop smoking

Organisation Address

Victoria Mill
10 Lower Vickers Street
Manchester
M40 7LJ

Telephone No

0161 205 5998

Web Address

http://www.stopsmokingmanchester.co.uk/

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

Contact for details of various schemes & information

Referral Type

Self

Manchester Council Directory - access to Health & Social care, Healthy lifestyle, Stop Smoking etc.

Organisation Address

Manchester City Council

M60 2LA

Telephone No

Online

Web Address

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Supports carers in the Manchester area and are free to access. Our monthly meetings help give emotional support to carers and provide a safe environment where carers can discuss their feelings and experiences and make new friends.

Organisation Address

Gaddum House
6 Great Jackson Street
Manchester
M15 4AX

Telephone No

0161 819 2226

Web Address

http://www.manchestercarersforum.org.uk/

Email

info@manchestercarersforum.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Supports carers in the Manchester area and are free to access

Organisation Address

Vulcan Mill
18 Pollard Street
Manchester
M4 7HR

Telephone No

0161 272 7274

Web Address

http://www.manchestercarers.org.uk/

Email

admin@manchestercarers.org.uk

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10 - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

We are a registered charity working across Greater Manchester to improve the homes and lives of older and disabled people. Our aim is to increase people's independence and improve their quality of life. Our work is varied, ranging from practical support with home repairs to information and guidance on a wide range of issues.

Organisation Address

Unit 14 Empress Business Centre
380 Chester Road
Manchester
M16 9EA

Telephone No

0161 872 5500 or 01942 239360

Web Address

http://www.careandrepair-manchester.org.uk/%20

Email

mail@careand repair-manchester.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday helpline 9am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

Appointment only for getting transport.

Organisation Address

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Telephone No

08713002233 or 08456055505

Web Address

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

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Local Link provides public transport in areas where other services are limited.

Organisation Address

Transport for Greater Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place
Manchester
M1 3BG

Telephone No

0161 2000 6012

Web Address

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

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

7am - 8pm Mon - Fri. 8am - 8pm weekends & Bank holidays

Referral Type

Self

Living Well will support with Oral Health, Stop Smoking, Sexual Health, Physical Activity Referral Scheme, Health Trainer Service support with improving your lifestyle and health. Also Living Well coaches to help people to work on two or more of these areas – low mood, weight, getting more active, smoking and reducing alcohol.

Organisation Address

Lock 50 Business Centre
Oldham Road
Rochdale
OL16 5RD

Telephone No

01706 751190

Web Address

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing%20

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5:30 pm

Referral Type

Self

Various sports centre offering advice and information on health issues. Providing info on health programmes.

Organisation Address

Graeme Hill Disability Sports Services
Rochdale
OL16 1ZL

Telephone No

01706 926203

Web Address

http://www.link4life.org/

Email

Telephone or email via the website

Opening Hours

Varies - differs at varies sites - ring to book appointment and obtain info.

Referral Type

Self

Peer support - Socialising group activities - Social Support & outings and meals out. Speakers, quizzes & entertainment.

Organisation Address

Christ Church
Little Lever
Lynne Bridge

BL3 1JE

Telephone No

01204387704

Web Address

http://www.jigsaw-bsg.org.uk/

Email

bridge455@btinternet.com

Opening Hours

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

Referral Type

Self

Self help support group .

Organisation Address

Brookfield House
193-195 Wellington Road South
Stockport
SK2 6NG

Telephone No

0161 480 2020

Web Address

http://stockportpws.org.uk/

Email

jeffpatient@selfhelpservices.or.uk

Opening Hours

Varied - e-mail to confirm

Referral Type

Self

We offer a high quality, non-medical care, reliable person-centred service that enables people in the community to remain safe and independent in their own homes for as long as possible.

Organisation Address

Pendleton Bus Centre
richmond Hill
Wigan
WN5 8AA

Telephone No

01695 682180

Web Address

http://www.bridgewaterhomecare.co.uk/

Email

info@bridgewaterhomecare.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Companionship service, personal care. Home help services.

Organisation Address

113-115 High Street
Uppermill
Oldham
OL3 6BJ

Telephone No

01457874566

Web Address

http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/Index.do

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

See website or call for information re various schemes

Referral Type

Self

Healthy Stockport is a free, confidential local support service to help people living, working or registered with a GP in Stockport make positive lifestyle changes. The service offers practical support on a range of topics.

Organisation Address

Kingsgate floor 1
Wellington Road North
Stockport
SK4 1LW

Telephone No

0161 426 5085

Web Address

https://www.healthystockport.co.uk/

Email

info@healthystockport.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

GP

The Healthy Minds service is for people over the age of 16 years, who are registered with a GP in Tameside. We offer support and treatment for those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks. It can also help those dealing with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain.

Organisation Address

Wharfinger House
Manchester Road
Hyde
SK14 2BJ

Telephone No

0161 716 4242

Web Address

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

The Healthy Minds service is for people over the age of 16 years, who are registered with a GP in Stockport. We offer support and treatment for those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or
panic attacks. It can also help those dealing with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain.

Organisation Address

Oasis Building
Stepping Hill Hospital
Stockport
SK2 7JE

Telephone No

0161 419 5725

Web Address

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/

Email

Via Website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self