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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Benefit Advice

Advice and support on all issues - various departments available to source.

Organisation Address

Unity House
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5AW

Telephone No

0161 909 6504

Web Address

http://www.salford.gov.uk/benefits

Email

Telephone or email via website

Opening Hours

Ring for an appointment

Referral Type

Self

BEST (Bolton Employment Support Team)

The group supports people with severe and enduring mental health problems in their recovery process by opening up the world of work through preparation and placement experience.

Organisation Address

Office 3
Bolton Market
Ashburner Street
Bolton
BL1 1TQ

Telephone No

01204 337523

Web Address

https://www.gmw.nhs.uk/bestactive-choices

Email

winnie.duffey@bolton.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

GP

Bipolar Support Group

The group allows people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder to share knowledge and concerns especially about treatment and medications.

Organisation Address

Hanover House
Hanover Street
Bolton
BL1 4TG

Telephone No

01204 527200

Web Address

http://mhist.co.uk/joomla30/

Email

info@mhist.co.uk

Opening Hours

Group meets twice a month on the 1st Thursday of each month; 6.30pm - 8.30pm and the 3rd Thursday of each month; 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Referral Type

Other

Blue Badge Team

Complete the blue badge form over the phone but it is recommended to complete on line if possible. Phone call can take up to 30 mins to process.

Organisation Address

The One Stop Shop
Town Hall
Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RU

Telephone No

01204 337244

Web Address

http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Bluebadgescheme.aspx

Email

csdbluebadges@bolton.gov.uk

Opening Hours

8.30am till 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Bolton & District Multiple Sclerosis Society

We offer welfare and support for sufferers of MS and promote research into the disorder. Make people aware of MS and help those with MS and their carers. Help with respite, holidays and information.

Organisation Address

N/A
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Telephone No

01204 853285 or National Helpline 0808 800 8000

Web Address

https://www.mssociety.org.uk/near-me/branches/bolton-and-district-branch

Email

helpline@mssociety.org.uk or hilda.hope@mypostoffice.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Bolton Adult Aspergers Support

The group provide support to enhance the health and well-being of adults with Asperger syndrome and associated conditions and their carers/families.

Organisation Address

The Thicketford Care Centre
Thicketford Road
Bolton
BL2 2LW

Telephone No

07772 547158

Web Address

http://www.boltonadultautismsupport.org.uk/

Email

g.heywood68@gmail.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Other, Self

Bolton at Home (Housing)

As well as providing homes we also offer a range of other services. These are available to our customers and some are open to other people living in our communities. Here are some of the ways we might be able to help you and your family:

•Providing a wide range of advice, signposting, support and social activities through our UCAN centres.
•Tackling antisocial behaviour, hate crime and domestic abuse in our neighbourhoods.
•Supporting the community in developing groups and projects.
•Helping you link up with other services such as those providing affordable furniture.
•Giving you the support you need to remain independent through our Careline service and disabled adaptations.
•Offering several services to help you get back into work and training.

Organisation Address

98 Waters Meeting Road
Bolton
BL1 8SW

Telephone No

01204 328000

Web Address

http://www.boltonathome.org.uk/

Email

customer.care@boltonathome.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Bolton Cardiac Support Group

We meet every third Wednesday at 7.00pm to offer friendship, support and advice to all who are experiencing or are recovering from some form of Coronary Heart Disease - this invitation extends to their carers.

Our meetings cover medication, diet, exercise, and other people's experiences together with some non-related medical speakers. We involve members in local cardiovascular research projects and encourage them to air their views on local and national cardiovascular matters.

Organisation Address

Friends Meeting House
Silverwell Street
Bolton
BL1 1PP

Telephone No

01204 300661

Web Address

https://www.bhf.org.uk/about-us/find-bhf-near-you/bolton-cardiac-support-group

Email

houghton214@ntlworld.com

Opening Hours

We meet every third Wednesday at 7.00pm

Referral Type

Other