Voluntary Services Directory

The Voluntary Services Directory provides information on local services available to support stroke survivors and their families. These services are generally provided by the voluntary sector or local authorities and enhance, complement or follow on from care provided by the NHS.

Availability of services may vary in different areas. Some services may be apply to certain disease groups, or be generic and be relevant for all. Select “Generic” in the Specialties section if you want to include services that are not disease specific.

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GAIN (Guillain - Barre & Associated Inflammatory Neuropothies)

Anyone affected by GBS, CIDP or one of the variant peripheral neuropathies can contact us via phone, email or website. CIDP, MMN (Multifocal Motor Neuropathy), acute and chronic variants including Miller Fisher Syndrome, AMAN, AMSAN, MADSAM,, PDN (Paraproteinaemia).

We provide information and support to patients and families affected by GBS, CIDP and the associated inflammatory neuropathies.

Organisation Address

Woodholme House
Heckington Business Park
Station Road
Heckington, Sleaford
Lincolnshire
NG35 9JH

Telephone No

01529 469910

Web Address

http://www.gaincharity.org.uk/

Email

office@gaincharity.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm

Referral Type

Other

Get Active Wigan & Leigh

Programme of physical activity designed to improve the health and quality of life of Stroke and TIA survivors. Provides programmes to support you in becoming more physically active to improve your health and quality of life. The Team also provide targeted physical activity and health programmes that could be just what you need to get active. Adults should aim to do 30 minutes of moderate activity at least five times a week and children should aim do one hour per day. If you are new to exercise, have been inactive for some time or have a medical condition please contact the team and we will help you find suitable activities.

Organisation Address

Active Living Office
1st Floor Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre
Loire Drive
Wigan

WN5 0UL

Telephone No

01942 488481

Web Address

http://www.getactivewiganandleigh.co.uk/

Email

activeliving@wlct.org

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 6.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Greater Manchester Asbestos Victims Support Group (GMAVSG)

The group gives advice to sufferers of asbestos diseases about benefits and compensation and to give support to their families.

Organisation Address

Windrush Millenium Centre
Unit 2.5
70 Alexandra Road
Moss Side
Manchester
M16 7WD

Telephone No

0161 636 7555

Web Address

http://www.asbestos-victims-support.org/

Email

asbestos.gmavsg@gmail.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Other

Greater Manchester Neuro Alliance

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

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Telephone No

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Web Address

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

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

24 hours online only

Referral Type

Self, Other

Groups Together

We run social events for people with learning and physical disabilities 2 or 3 times a week.

If you would like to get involved:

Meet every Sunday for a social meeting and disco once a month with special themed evenings.

Organisation Address

N/A
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Telephone No

01204 459122

Email

dereksydney@ntlworld.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Other

Halliwell UCAN Food Growing Project

We are a new group growing food in the Halliwell area. We have raised beds at Halliwell UCAN centre and plan to expand into the local community. We grow vegetables, herbs and some flowers sharing the food among the group and regulars at the UCAN centre.

Organisation Address

Halliwell UCAN Centre
Hatfield Road
Bolton
BL1 3BU

Telephone No

01204 335233

Web Address

http://www.localdirectory.bolton.gov.uk/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=5171&s=5247822902427387904&e=5247822974427387904

Email

halliwell.ucan@bolton.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Headway

To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers.

Organisation Address

The Heaton Centre
Thornfield Road
Stockport
SK4 3LD

Telephone No

07733 320 049

Web Address

https://www.headway.org.uk/supporting-you/in-your-area/groups-and-branches/north-west/headway-south-manchester-stockport/

Email

rachel.s.rees.1@gmail.com

Opening Hours

1 and 3pm on Wednesdays in the Basement at The Heatons Centre,(Stockport Signpost for Carers), Thornfield Road, off Balmoral Rd, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 3LD

Referral Type

Self