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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BackCare Bolton

A charity for healthier backs; helps to educate people on how to avoid preventable back pain and supporting those living with back pain.

Organisation Address

N/A
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Telephone No

National Helpline 0845 130 2704

Web Address

http://www.backcare.org.uk/

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Other

BAND (Building a New Direction)

BAND operates mostly within the Borough of Bolton. We are proud to have been working alongside people who have lived with experience of a mental health condition for over 25 years. We believe that everyone has the right and capability to lead an inclusive and meaningful life and our services are designed to support people to take steps towards achieving this.
Also Blazers Drop In, Horwich Drop In and Men's & Ladies Group are also available at various times.

Organisation Address

Bolton YMCA
125 Deansgate
Bolton
BL1 1HA

Telephone No

01204 380643

Web Address

http://www.band.org.uk/

Email

admin@band.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

BARDOC Bury and Rochdale

Offers emergency, out of hours telephone advice, home visits and treatment at centres via an appointment system.

Organisation Address

2nd Floor
Moorgate Primary Care Centre
Bury

BL9 0NJ

Telephone No

0161 763 4242

Web Address

http://bardoc.co.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

On Call

Referral Type

Self

BASH (Bolton Aphasia Self Help Group)

BASH is a group which offers support and and social contact for people who have speech or communication difficulties following a stroke or brain injury. The group arranges occasional events/bookings

Organisation Address

St Andrews Church
Crescent Avenue
Over Hulton
Bolton
BL5 1EN

Telephone No

0161 950 3216

Email

0161 950 3216

Opening Hours

The group meets on the first Monday morning of each month from 10.00am - 12.00pm except bank holidays

Referral Type

Other

BASIC

BASIC offer the following services:

- Education, information, emotional support, relationship counselling, stress management, support group
- Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Café facility, singing for fun, photography group, self help support groups
- Brain Injury Vocational Rehabilitation service, volunteering, Computersied Cognitive Training, Memory and cognitive training workshops
- Information, education and advice on diet and nutrition, power assisted exercise
- Aromatherapy massage, reflexology, acupuncture
- Power assisted exercise facility, virtual rehabilitation facilities (Accelerated Interactive Recovery)
- Debt management, legal advice, advocacy and support with employers, early intervention to prevent job loss
- Accessible exercise, education, information and advice, peer support

Organisation Address

554 Eccles New Road
Salford
M5 5AP

Telephone No

0161 707 6441

Web Address

http://www.basiccharity.org.uk/

Email

enquiries@basiccharity.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm. Friday 9:30am-4:30pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Beacon Counselling Services

Beacon Counselling exists to improve the lives of adults, young people, and children who experience mental and emotional distress.

Organisation Address

203 Moss Lane
Bramhall

SK7 1BA

Telephone No

0161 440 0055

Web Address

http://www.beacon-counselling.org.uk/

Email

admin@beaon-counselling.org.uk

Opening Hours

Varied - have to e-mail to confirm

Referral Type

Self

BEATS Bury's exercise and therapy

BEATS is an exercise referral scheme for people with a recurring illness or medical condition who would benefit from a personal exercise programme. It is a Partnership between NHS Bury and Bury Leisure. Doctors, practice nurses and specialist health professionals within Bury, refer suitable patients to join the BEATS programme. It is a 12 month programme with a close supervision period for the first 12 weeks. Patients referred to BEATS get advice & support on how to improve general health and well being through physical activity.

Organisation Address

Castle Leisure Centre
Bolton street
Bury
BL9 0EZ

Telephone No

0161 253 6668

Web Address

http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11710

Email

beats@bury.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8.45 - 5

Referral Type

GP