Local Carer Groups

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Bolton Groups

 
Name Description Contact
Asian Elders Resource Centre Provide day care and support for Asian people and their carers. Tel: 01204 651 123 or  www.aercbolton.co.uk
BAND Family Support Group Support and social activities in the school holidays where at least one parent or guardian has mental health problems and children of school age or under. Tel: 01204 546070
BCOM Counselling Service BCOM Counselling Service offers free, private & confidential counselling for: Traumatic experiences; drugs related issues; depression; relationship difficulties; anger management; bereavement; alcohol related issues; anxiety; concerns about work; low self esteem). Tel: 01204 363680, 01204 362639 or email: counselling@thebcom.org
Bolton Carers Support Bolton Carer Support provide information and support to carers as well as providing a quarterly newsletter for carers Thicketford Carers Centre, Bolton. Contact: Bolton Carer Support on: 01204 363056 Website: www.boltoncarersupport.co.uk
Bolton Hearing Voices Group Bolton Hearing Voices Group is a weekly self-help group for people who hear voices or are interested in different perspectives on voice hearing.

Every Thursday between 10.30am and 12.30pm. at Mental Health Independent Support Team, 30 Chorley New Road, Bolton BL1 4AP.

Contact GMMH on 01204 463250 or email: clare.sharkey@gmmh.nhs.uk.

Contact MhIST on 01204 527200 or email judith.sumner@mhist.co.uk

Bolton Older Carers Project Bolton Older Carers Project provides support for older carers offering emergency respite in the home following a crisis, and help accessing the support you need to continue caring. If you are over 60 years old, living with the person you care for and living in Bolton you qualify to take part. Please contact Bolton Crossroads on 01204 365025 or email bolton@gmcrossroads.co.uk.
Carers Cafés – Bolton Carers Support For any carer who wants to enjoy a coffee and chat with other carers the following Carers Cafes have now been established:
  • Burnden Park Asda, first Tuesday of every month, 11am - 12 noon. Meet in the Customer Café at Asda Burnden Park, Manchester Road, BL3 2QS.
  • Thicketford Centre, first Wednesday of every month, 2pm - 3pm. Meet in the first floor meeting room, Thicketford Centre, Thicketford Road, Tonge Moor.
  • Morrisons, Lea Gate, Harwood, BL2 3HN, second Monday of every month 10.30am to 11.30am. Sign in at Customer Service Desk and meet in the Community Meeting Room.
  • Wetherspoons (The Robert Shaw), Market Street, Westhoughton, BL5 3AN, third Monday of every month, 11am to 12pm. Meet inside.
Contact Bolton Carers Support for further information and for details of other cafes being arranged in Bolton. www.boltoncarersupport.org.uk.
Dementia Carers Programme Christopher Davidson, Nurse Specialist in Dementia at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, is running a number of learning sessions for carers of people living with dementia. For more information, please contact Christopher. Email: christopher.davidson@ boltonft.nhs.uk, or Tel: 01204 390390 Extension number: 4338.
Dementia Support Group - Thicketford Carers Centre  

Contact: The Dementia Support Group, Carers Resource, Thicketford Centre, Bolton, BL2 2LW Tel: 01204 386696 or email: dementiasupportgroup@googlemail.com.

Website: www.allcommunity.co.uk/dementiasupportgroup

Making Space  

Carer Support Service. Contacts: Making Space Carer Support Worker Laurent Fernandez-Moreno J2 Ward Room 35, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire, BL4 0JR

Tel: 01204 390 744 or Email: Laurent.Fernandez@makingspace.co.uk

Making Space Carer Support Worker Mike Winstanley Bentley House CMHT, Viking Works, Weston Street, Bolton, BL3 2RX

Tel: 01204 544 640 or Email: Mike.Winstanley@makingspace.co.uk

MHIST (Mental Health Independent Support Team) MHIST provides groups, counselling, befriending and advocacy for both service users and carers. Tel: 01204 527200 Address: 30 Chorley New Road, Bolton
New group supporting younger people (aged under 65) who are living with dementia and those who care for them The Kings Head Pub, Junction Road, Deane Monday from 7 – 9pm. Please ring to confirm attendance and for catering purposes. Bolton Dementia Support: 01204 386696 or email: boltondsg@gmail.com
Simeon Counselling Service Simeon Counselling Service offers people the opportunity to talk through their feelings in a confidential, peaceful and sensitive environment. Tel: 01204 387363 or email: simeoncentre@btconnect.com
South Asian Carers Group   Tel: 01204 366347
Time out for carers Horwich Resource Centre Monthly on a Saturday afternoon from 2 – 3.30pm Cost: £5 Please contact Jackie Furby, Phoenix Holistics,to book your place. 07879 076357 or  phoenixholistics@gmail.com
Welfare Rights Advice line open from 8:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday. Tel: 01204 333820

Bury Groups

 
Name Description Contact
Carers Support The closest Carers Centre to the Prestwich Site is: Bury Carer Centre Victoria Buildings 9 Silver Street Bury BL9 OEU

Tel: 0161 763 4867
Website: www.burycarerscentre.com
Email: ummrana@burycarers.com
Bury Carer Centre offers a wide range of support, information and groups.

Alternative support groups are offered by Bury Carer Centre at:
Ramsbottom Library/Medical Centre and Prestwich Pharmacy.
For dates and times of the groups please contact Bury Carers Centre directly on 0161 763 4867 or through their website www.burycarerscentre.com Please note: Bury Carers Centre is available to residents of Bury.

Helping hands for carers Our next event for families, friends and parents of service users being cared for at Prestwich Hospital. Saturday June 4 from 11am -2pm The Curve, Bury New Road Prestwich M25 3BL.
Support group for family, friends and parents of service users at Prestwich Hospital Ernest Rutherford Room at the Waterdale Restaurant, Prestwich Hospital site. First Thursday of each month from 1 - 2pm (5 May, 2 June, 7 July, 4 August etc.) Tel: 0161 358 1460 or email: contactmatron@gmmh.nhs.uk

Manchester Carer Groups

Manchester groups
Name Description Contact
Admiral Nurses Person-centred assessments of the needs of family carers and individuals with dementia - Psychological support - Information -  Practical advice - Helping family carers to develop and improve skills in care giving - Guidance about how to access appropriate services - Therapeutic, psycho-educational and social support groups for family carers - Referral to treatment and support services - End of life and bereavement support

0161 882 1063 (Admin hours 8.30am to 1pm except Wednesday)

Admiral Nurse Service, 11th Floor, Hexagon Tower, Crumpsall Vale, Blackley, Manchester M9 8GQ

 

African Caribbean Care Group (ACCG) Support for Carers - Day Care - Home Care - Holistic Therapies - Excursions Health Checks Hospital Visiting – Exercise Sessions – Art & Craft - Music Therapy - Health Promotion - Meals on Wheels - Luncheon Clubs - Information and Advice sessions - Befriending – Advocacy – Transport – Library

0161 226 6334 or 0161 848 8281 (Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm)

Email: admin@accg.org.uk

Website: www.accg.org.uk

Twitter: @ACCGManchester 

Claremont Resource Centre, Rolls Crescent, Hulme, Manchester M15 5FS

 

African and Caribbean Mental Health Services (ACMHS) Emotional support – Home visits – Benefits advice – Phone support – Advocacy – Information and advice – Carer voice

Telephone: 0161 226 9562

Email: carers@acmhs-blackmentalhealth.org.uk

Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Moss side, Manchester, M16 7WD

Alzheimer’s Society Carers Information and Support Programme (CRISP) training – Range of information booklets and leaflets on dementia – Home visits – Appointments – Emotional support – Phone support

Telephone: 0161 962 4769

Email: manchester@alzheimers.org.uk

Website: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Asian Parent Carers Project (MCCR) Parent carer support group - Emotional peer support - Healthy living activities – Information and advice service - Personal development and self-help workshops - Home visits - Telephone support - Respite care – Bilingual support for Urdu and Punjabi speakers

0161 227 8708 – Tuesdays only

Email: nahmed@mccr.org.uk

Website: www.mccr.org.uk

Twitter: @kmoghal

Manley Park Community Centre, York Avenue, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 0AS

CARES Club Weekly social support group for carers and cared for. Card craft sessions, seated exercise class, complementary therapies such as manicures, massage etc.

Telephone: 0161 217 4920

Email: michele.latham@UHSM.nhs.uk

Active Therapy Team, Withington Community Hospital, Nell Lane, Manchester M20 2LR

Connect Support Home visits to offer emotional support - Information and practical help - Support Group Meetings (Central and South Manchester) - Social events - Mental health education programmes including ‘What is Mental Illness?’ and ‘Coping & Stress Management’.

Telephone: 01625 262658

Website: www.connectsupport.org.uk

Benchill Community Centre, Benchill Road, Manchester M22 8EJ

Gaddum Centre Gaddum provides health and social care services to adults, children and young people and families including Advocacy, Bereavement support, Palliative Care, Counselling and Carers Centres, and provides the network coordination role for Manchester Carers Network.

Telephone: 0161 834 6069

Email: info@gaddum.co.uk

Website: www.gaddumcentre.co.uk

Gaddum House, 6 Great Jackson Street, Manchester M15 4AX

Himmat Classes in fitness, health awareness, sewing, English - Health action plans - Over 60’s swimming classes and walking groups - Emotional support - Help with form filling – Home visits – Benefits advice – Carers newsletter – Phone support 

Telephone: 0161 224 7250

Email: info@himmat.org.uk

Website: www.himmat.org.uk

Midway Business Centre, 703 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester M12 4QN

Indian Senior Citizens Centre Day support services, social and recreational activities - Luncheon club and meals on wheels – Carers’ drop-in sessions - Information, advice and interpretation service - IT suite – Gym – Phone support – Home visits – Help with form filling - Prevention and well-being services - Weekly yoga and exercise classes

Telephone: 0161 232 0999 / 0161 232 7994

Email: iscc@talk21.com

Website: www.iscc-manchester.org 

Indian Senior Citizens Centre, 16/18 Whalley Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8AB

LMCP Care Link Emotional and practical support - Asian Carers' Group and drop-ins - Monthly support group - Introduction to care-related work -  Information and advice - Training

Telephone: 0161 226 4632

Email: lmcpcarelink@btconnect.com

Website: www.lmcpcarelink.co.uk

The Pastoral Centre, 95A Princess Road, Manchester M14 4TH

Manchester Carers Centre Information and advice - Emotional support - Practical help - Training workshops - Social and peer activities to improve carers’ health and well-being - 1:1 appointments – Phone support – Young Adult Carers support (age 16-25)

Telephone: 0161 27 27 27 0

Email: admin@manchestercarers.org.uk

Website: www.manchestercarers.org.uk

Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Manchester M4 7HR

Manchester Carers Forum Support groups – Training - Peer mentoring for dementia carers – HANDS for carers of people living with addiction/substance abuse -  Activities – Volunteering – Legal advice sessions

Telephone: 0161 819 2226

Email: info@manchestercarersforum.org.uk

Website: www.manchestercarersforum.org.uk

Gaddum House, 6 Great Jackson Street, Manchester, M15 4AX

Manchester Jewish Federation Carers’ assessments - Carers’ groups (including male carers group) - Carer breaks – Training – Annual calendar of carers events – Home visits – Information and advice – Respite provision – Phone support – Volunteering

Telephone: 0161 772 4800 (press option 2)

Email: Carers@thefed.org.uk

Website: http://www.thefed.org.uk/services/adult-social-care-services/carers-support/
(Currently undergoing maintenance as of June 2017)

Heathlands Drive, Prestwich, Manchester M25 9SB

Moodswings One to one support - Recovery work – Confidence-building groups - Workshops and courses - One to one support to make changes, manage mental health symptoms and reach goals - Friends and family support group – Helpline -  Information, advice and support in person, over the phone or skype

Telephone: 0161 832 3736

Email: info@moodswings.org.uk

Website: www.moodswings.org.uk

36 New Mount St, Manchester M4 4DE

Neesa Well Women

Support and advice for isolated women -  Drop in - Coffee mornings

- Older women’s luncheon club - Stay & play - Library - Home visits
- Outreach - English and sewing classes - Health seminars - Pamper sessions - Day trips - One to one support - Information and advice -Volunteer training - Chair based exercise

Telephone: 0161 740 2995

Email: neesa01@tiscali.co.uk

Woodville Resource Centre, Shirley Road, Manchester M8 0NE

Stroke Association Helpline - Information and emotional support - Training for professionals - Stroke cafes - Life After Stroke grants – Information leaflets on website

Helen Gilbertson, Information, Advice & Support Coordinator – Tel: 0161 742 7482. National Helpline - Tel: 0303 3033 100

Email: helen.gilbertson@stroke.org.uk

Website: www.stroke.org.uk

6th Floor Stroke Association, Salford M6 5FN

Talbot House Emotional support - Training - Information – Advice on money and benefits – Carers breaks – Advocacy - Pamper service including nails, reflexology, massage and beauty – Emergency planning – Home visits – Phone support

Telephone: 0161 203 4095

Email: admin@talbot-house.org.uk

Website: www.talbot-house.org.uk

Twitter: @talbothousemcr

Talbot House Support Centre, 1 High Peak Street, Newton Heath, Manchester M40 3AT

Targeted Youth Support Service (Career Connect) Information and advice – One-to-one support – Home visits – Advocacy – Benefits advice – Young carers wellbeing – Work with schools and colleges – Support for young people moving into education, employment and training

Telephone: 0800 0126 606

Email: yc@careerconnect.org.uk

Website

 

Wai Yin Society Advice and information – Interpreting Chinese and other languages - Luncheon club - Welfare advice - Carers Breaks and activities daily – Training - Outdoor sessions - Home visits - Hospital visits

Telephone: 0161 833 0377

Email: info@waiyin.org.uk

Website: http://www.waiyin.org.uk/

Twitter: @waiyincws

Sheung Lok Centre, Justin Close, Manchester M13 9UB

 

Salford Groups

 
Name Description Contact
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service in Salford Provides one to one support for people with a diagnosis and their carers and wider families. Tel: 0161 962 4769 or email: margaret.newton@alzheimers.org.uk
Bloco Mundo – Samba drumming and dancing   Emmanuel Centre, 174 Langworthy road, Salford M6 5PN Every Thursday 6 - 7.30pm
‘CHUMs’ (Wellbeing / Social Support)   Salvation Army, Station Road, Swinton M27 6BT - Every Thursday, 10am to 12pm
Dementia Café As part of the open doors project, there is a Dementia Café held every other Tuesday 1pm – 3pm at Woodlands Hospital. All relatives of patients are informed about this and it is also open to carers in the community. There is also a carer drop-in at Woodlands. This is available for carers if the cared for person is on the inpatient ward. Tel: Cathy Riley on 0161 772 3893
Dementia Champions Group Do you have early onset dementia? Do you care for someone with this condition? Are you interested in how we can support you to live well with dementia in Salford? As a member of the Dementia Champions Group you will meet new people, find out what is going on, share experiences, and be instrumental in influencing the development of dementia friendly communities in Salford. If you would like to find out more please call for a chat on 0161 793 2209 or e mail caroline.allport@salford.gov.uk
Dementia Naturally Active A new project for people living with dementia, their families and carers. Join Red Rose Forest for indoor and outdoor nature based activities, all abilities welcome to join in and have a go. Sessions take place every other Tuesday at Cleavley's Athletics Track Clubhouse, Eccles. Contact 0161 872 1660 or email: lucy@redroseforest.co.uk to book a place.
Dementia Support Service Carers Afternoon group The group runs once a month on a Thursday from 1 - 3pm at Moorside and Swinton Cricket Club, 1 Deansway, Swinton M27 OWH. Please ring the Dementia Support Service for details 0161 788 7700 or speak to a Support Worker.
Friendship Group

A group for dementia carers, friends and family.

The group meet the first Wednesday of the month at 12 noon at Critchley Community Hub. A Dementia Support Worker also attends the group to offer dementia advice guidance.

Held at Critchley Community Hub, 75 Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 4AF

Contact:
0161 728 2001

Email: Dssadmin@ageuksalford.org.uk

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/salford/our-services/dementia-support-service/

 

Get walking – health walk Energise Centre, 3 Douglas Green, Salford M6 6ES. Every Thursday from 28 April and throughout May from 10am – 12pm Tel: 0161 212 4599 or email: health.improvement@salford.gov.uk
Movement in Recovery Open to anyone over 18 who is in recovery and their families and carers. The Orchard, 11-12 Orchard St Pendelton, Salford M6 6FL Every Tuesday 5.30 – 7pm. Contact claire@fallenangelsdancetheatre.co.uk or Tel: 07801 478548
Music for Memories group For people with memory problems and their carers, every month (31 May, 28 June, 26 July etc.) Barton Village Hub, off Cawdor Street, Enfield Close, Eccles M30 0QD , 12.30 – 3pm
NEW! Social group for carers of those with younger onset dementia Mount Chapel Champions support group for people with early onset dementia and their carers meets every Monday from 1-3pm at Mount Chapel Church, 32 Eccles Old Road (at the corner of Langworthy Road) M6 7AF. For further information Tel: 0161 788 7700 or email dssadmin@ageuksalford.org.uk
Open Doors Support Network Recently diagnosed patients are invited to continue to meet together to build on friendships and support one another. The network also invites partnership organisations to talk and present to our network in addition to engaging in memory activities. Volunteers are invited to attend and support staff in running and assisting in activities. Held once a month at the Humphrey Booth Resource Centre in Swinton.
Reach Beyond The Reach Beyond service - based in the Meadowbrook Unit at Salford Royal Hospital - aims to engage service users, carers, staff and public citizens to work together and develop user, carer and public participation in mental health services for older people. Tel: 0161 772 3893 or E-mail: reachbeyond@gmmh.nhs.uk
Salford Carers Centre

Salford Carers Centre provides a comprehensive carer support service to carers of all ages; the Centre can offer advocacy, information and advice, support with how to cope as a carer and what is available to help you and the person you care for. The service has three specialist mental health carer support workers as well as services for adult carers, young adult carers and young carers. The Centre offers a range of activities.

The centre is open Monday to Friday: 9.30 – 4.30 but can offer appointments for carers outside of these hours.

Please note, that the Salford Carers Centre no longer administer personal budgets. For residents in Salford to access a personal budget they need to have a carer’s assessment.

Salford Carers’ Service, Langworthy Cornerstones, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ

email: salford.carers@gaddum.co.uk

Information for young carers in Salford can be found here: www.salfordyoungcarers.org

Tel: 0161 212 5451

Service User Review Panel Monthly on Mondays from 10am to 12 noon. The group is open to anyone with dementia who lives in Salford, Trafford or Manchester. Humphrey Booth Resource Centre Worsley Road, Swinton
Singing for the Brain Working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society we hold weekly singing sessions specifically aimed at our ward patients and their carers. The weekly sessions are aimed to stimulate the brain by reminiscing and singing songs from their past and additionally increasing the patients quality of life by their joining in and participation. Volunteers are welcomed to support and encourage patients and carers in participating in the activities. Emmanuel Church, Langworthy Road, Salford - Every Friday from 10-30-12.30.
Woodlands Hospital, Little Hulton - for people on the Assessment Ward and their families. Monday afternoons from 2-3pm
Singing with Dementia group The Singing with Dementia group would like more people to experience the joy of their free music sessions for carers and the cared-for. You don’t need to be referred – just call into the Humphrey Booth Resource Centre, 16-18 Worsley Road, Swinton M27 5WW on a Wednesday morning from 10am. For more information contact June on 0161 788 9053, email j.gumboots@gmail.com or visit www.singingwithdementia.co.uk
Walk and talk at Heaton Park For people living with dementia and their carers Heaton Park (Sheepfoot lane entrance M25 0DL). Every Thursday morning Tel: 0161 342 0797 or email manchester@alzheimers.org.uk
Wellbeing Support supported by Start in Salford Clifton Community Centre, 6 Wynne Avenue, Clifton M27 8FU - Every Tuesday and Friday, 1pm to 3pm
We Understand Support group for families and carers affected by addiction. Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M5 5QQ Every month: First Monday 6pm – 8.30pm and Third Thursday 10.30am – 2.30pm

Trafford Groups

 
Name Description Contact
Carers Art Group The group is open to all carers with an interest in art, no experience is necessary. We meet every Monday, 10am-1pm, at Trafford Carers Centre, 13 Warwick Road, Old Trafford, M16 0QX.
Caring for Carers Trafford Caring for Carers in conjunction with Age UK run a Mental Health Carers Forum monthly and a Carers Alcohol Support Group every 2 weeks. They provide care assessment, health questionnaires, regular reviews, advocacy, information & advice, emotional support, carers support, trips & events as well as short breaks. For more details, Tel: 0161 746 3941.
Carers Choir The group meets on Mondays Sale West Community Centre, Newbury Avenue, Sale from 4.15pm - 5.30pm.
Carers Gardening Group   Gorse Hill Allotment, Burleigh Road. Every Monday from 9.30am – 12.30pm
Carers Craft Club The group meet in a room that is fully accessible, and the group is open to all carers with an interest in craft; all levels of ability are welcome. meet most Fridays, 10am-1pm, at Trafford Carers Centre, 13 Warwick Road, Old Trafford, M16 0QX.
Flames For carers, family members and friends who support those with substance misuse problems. Every two weeks on a Tuesday from 10am to 11am (refreshments are provided) AIM Trafford 454 Chester Road, Old Trafford M16 9HD Tel: 0161 877 0491
Meditation Session for carers   The Hope Centre, Hampden Rd, Sale, M33 7UB Second Thursday of each month from 11am - 12.00pm
Mental Health Carers Group Trafford Caring for Carers Partnership are interested to know of any carers who would be interested in forming a carers group of their own. This would probably include making plans to meet up regularly for a chat/coffee or social events. The carers would be in control of how they would like to see the group evolve. For further information, please contact Trafford Caring for Carers Partnership on 0161 746 3941.
Mental Health Group Wellbeing Centre, 2A Curzon Road, Sale Third Monday of each month from 1-3pm. Contact Andrea on 0161 478 0173 for more info.
Singing for the Brain   St Johns Centre, St Johns Road, Old Trafford, M16 7GX Friday‘s 1 -3pm
Trafford Carers Centre Trafford Carers Centre is a non-profit organisation that supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area. They provide advocacy, care assessments, health checks, counselling, funding for carers, emergency card scheme, information e-books, newsletters, social events, therapy services as well as training and volunteering. The majority of their services are free and everything you tell them will be kept in confidence. Tel:0161 848 2400 or visit www.traffordcarerscenter.org.uk
Trafford Caring for Carers Project Trafford Caring for Carers Partnership is a project supporting carers of people with mental health needs and substance misuse in the Trafford area. The project is a partnership between Age UK Trafford and Trafford Carers Centre and also works with Rethink in Trafford. If you’d like to join the project or find out more about it contact Age UK Trafford caseworkers on 0161 746 3941.
Trafford Hard of Hearing Group Free Lip reading Classes Trafford Hard of Hearing Group are running regular lip reading classes, free of charge. The classes take place at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Chapel Lane, Stretford, and are free to anyone with a hearing loss and their families. Tea and biscuits are available for a small charge. The classes are on Thursdays with the Multilevel class from 10.30am - 12.30pm and the Beginners class from 1pm - 3pm. Places are limited, so please contact Jacqui Atherton on 07583 826550 or email jacq.atherton@gmail.com  if you would like to attend.
Young Carers Project Groups Two young carers groups; Teenagers and Young Adults and younger children’s group every Wednesday evening from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Trafford Carers Centre, 19b School Road, Sale, M33 7XX
Vibrant Voices Choir For anyone living with dementia, their family, friends and carers. The choir costs £3 per person, which includes tea and cakes in the first hour. Ground Floor of The Cinnamon Club, The Firs, Altrincham, WA14 2TQ Every Wednesday 2 - 4pm