Organisations

Acorn Treatment

With many years experience of working with addiction, we operate a structured 20 week abstinence programme for people dependent on drugs and / or alcohol. The programme has helped hundreds of individuals to remain abstinent from their addiction. It has also helped their families repair the damage caused by active addiction. If required, supported accommodation is available to men on the 20 week programme. We also operate reduction and motivational programmes at various locations such as Stockport CDT and Manchester prisons.

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Age UK Stockport

Supporting you to live your way - through flexible support, services and activities focused on the 50+. Our mission is `working locally for positive choices in later life' and time is taken to ensure that we offer the best support for you and your situation. Our range of work is about supporting people to maintain quality of life, remain active and involved and continue to live independently at home. We often work through home visits and offer a link with a named worker.

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Alzheimer's Society Stockport

 The Alzheimer's Society has a vision of a fairer world and a better future for people with dementia. We believe that people with dementia and the people who care for them have the right to high quality services and support. We work to achieve this by providing information and support for people with all forms of dementia and those who care for them, through telephone calls, newsletters, factsheets and signposting to appropriate organisations. We also run regular support groups and have a dementia outreach service.

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ARC

The Agricultural and Rural Centre (ARC) is a community interest company based in Romiley, Stockport. The centre enables adults and children with disabilities, mental health issues, long term health problems or other social disadvantages to work with animals and on the land. The animal area enables participants to learn about the management and responsibility of caring for animals, including horses, alpacas, goats, pigs, ducks and rabbits, whilst the horticultural area allows them to plant ,grow and harvest fruit, vegetables, herbs and flora. Everybody will learn about the concept of where our food comes from and the importance of eating healthy food.

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Arts for recovery in the community

Art, in all its forms, can be a great help in healing and our aim is to provide creative opportunities for people recovering from emotional and psychological distress, ranging from mild or moderate to acute mental illness. Activities include most art forms, writing, music, design, drawing and painting and focus on improving skills, gaining confidence and moving forward to advanced opportunities to become involved in the Gallery and Design services described in our website.

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Beacon Counselling

Set up 27 years ago, Beacon exists to improve the lives of adults, young people and children experiencing mental and emotional distress. Trained counsellors help people deal with a wide range of issues such as depression, bereavement and loss, relationships, family issues, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

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Beechwood Cancer Care

Beechwood aims to provide psychological help and support to patients, carers and family members who are affected by cancer or other life limiting illness.

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British Legion

Our aim is to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who are serving, or who have served, in the Armed Forces. We provide financial, social and emotional support to these individuals and their dependants. We campaign, or lobby, on a wide range of issues including mental and physical health, housing and homelessness, employment, community and adult care, skills development, disability and debt.

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Christians Against Poverty

Christians against Poverty (CAP) is an award winning debt counselling charity, working through a network of centres based in local churches. We provide free help and advice to anyone in need, irrespective of race, gender or belief. We offer hope and a solution to anyone in debt through our unique, in-depth service that will support you until you are debt free.

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, Impartial, Independent and Confidential advice and information on a range of issues, as well as specialist information and advice on debt and employment.

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Credit Union Stockport

Credit Union is a voluntary organisation led by its members and managed by volunteers. Anyone who lives or works in Stockport can become a member and save with the credit union. There is no minimum weekly or monthly amount you need to save and you can withdraw money by giving a week's notice. Your money's safe in the credit union, which is regulated and approved by the Financial Services Authority and covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

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Crossroads

To enable Carers of people with physical, sensory, or learning difficulties, or who are chronically ill or have life limiting conditions to take short breaks from their caring role by the provision of trained Carer Support Workers, who will take over the caring role for a few hours on a short or long term basis.

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Disability Stockport

We provide information, advice and practical support to Stockport residents with disability or sensory loss. We are the umbrella organisation for all disabilities and our services include the publication of a 100 page Directory of Health & Social Care, the provision of Care Centres and leisure activities, advocacy support and access and awareness training. We work towards equality of opportunity for all disabled people.

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Easy Go Community Transport

We provide accessible transport, with experienced drivers, for people who find it difficult or impossible to use public transport, due to disability, age or location. All our vehicles are equipped to carry wheelchairs and we provide safe, reliable transport for all manner of trips including shopping, visits to day centres or luncheon clubs, hospital appointments and group outings.

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Ebony and Ivory

We empower people to develop cross-cultural friendships and also to develop self esteem and build confidence to integrate into the local community and when old enough into the workforce. Young people are able to access services such as Drama and Music, where they can plan and perform. A choir, we perform events throughout the year.

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Head Forward Centre

The Head Forward Centre is a voluntary Day Centre (and registered charity) for those who have suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and may now be experiencing the long-term difficulties associated with this (such as social isolation, family stress and a reduction in group activities). The Head Forward Centre offers a safe, friendly environment where social and recreational activities are organised by experienced staff and volunteers.

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Healthwatch

Healthwatch is a network of groups and individuals that have been set up to make sure that health and social care services are planned and delivered to meet the needs of the people that use them. Healthwatch provides an opportunity for the whole local community to say what they think, to raise issues and to question those that run services.

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Home Start

 Home-Start is the UK's leading family support organisation. Our trained parent volunteers support other parents living in Stockport, Oldham and Tameside who have a child under 5 and who are experiencing stress or difficulties. Problems in families may be due to any number of reasons such as post natal illness, disability, bereavement, social isolation, or the illness of a parent or a child .Our volunteers visit the family home to offer support, friendship and practical help and we are happy to accept self-referrals.

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IASS (Information, Advice and Support Service)

Our Information, Advice and Support Services (IASS) offer free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children and young people with SEND and to young people themselves. We have a role in ensuring parents' and young peoples' views are heard, understood and respected. We aim to increase parent's confidence in being able to make informed choices and decisions. Support provided will vary depending on each individual, but we can explain how special educational needs are identified and assessed, who parents/carers and young people should talk to, and we can inform parents/carers and young people of their rights and schools' responsibilities.

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Independent Options

We provide a range of support services for adults, young people and children who have learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries and mental health needs. We want to support people with disabilities to have the same opportunities as everyone else and be as independent as possible. Our services are tailor-made to meet the needs of each person we are working with and we have experience of working with people who have Direct Payments and Individual Budgets. We use person centred approaches so the people we support are always at the heart of the planning for their services.

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Manchester Community Transport - MCT

 The MCT approach is simple; people need transport to get around. But of course, this is not always easy; some communities are unable to access good public transport for numerous reasons: Geographical isolation, living in a rural area or on estates where there is no public transport; No access to a car; Physical restrictions such as disability or some people not being as young as they once were and cost.

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MCUK

MCUK has been established with a view to not only serving the Muslim community but to also act as a conduit between the Muslim communities and generic infrastructure organisations. Our Mission Statement is: 'To improve the quality of life, service and future of all communities living in the UK, by creating peace, harmony and bridging the gap between Muslims, local and wider communities. To understand the importance of Charity begins at home'.

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Mellor Country House

Visiting Mellor Country House provides time to relax, take stock, make new friends and plans, renew bonds within the family and rebuild relationships away from the pressures of the daily grind. The house offers self catering holidays at low cost to individuals, families or groups coming from areas of social deprivation around Greater Manchester. Accommodation is available for up to 24 guests in 11 bedrooms. The house has a well equipped kitchen, dining room, restful lounges and a children's playroom. Outside the grounds include a secure play area for toddlers, a bike track for older children and a private lawn area with barbeque. There are numerous walks nearby in the Peak District, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Disabled bedroom with ensuite bathroom, plus carers room availiable.

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Oasis for Carers

We support and care for those who care. We aim to help, support, strengthen and revitalise carers. To do this we offer relaxation and peace, a quiet place, a warm and friendly atmosphere help and support and an opportunity to talk to someone who understands.

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Parkinsons UK

Parkinson's UK are able to offer information and emotional support through a team of support workers and a network of local groups, a free confidential helpline, education and training to all those affected by Parkinson's.

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Pure Innovations

Pure Innovations support society's most vulnerable and disadvantaged adults to live a more fulfilled and inclusive lifestyle. We provide supported employment and day services for adults with learning disabilities to enable them to access voluntary meaningful community work. We provide support to those with additional needs to enable them to independently access public transport.

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Relate

Relate offers counselling to adults, young people, children and families who are affected by the breakdown of relationships or other life events. With Relate centres throughout the UK, our counsellors benefit from the shared experience of dealing with a huge number and variety of relationship issues. We aim to deliver our services with cultural sensitivity and without discrimination. Day and evening appointments are offered from our Stockport Centre and we work extensively in schools.

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Respect for All Counselling

Counselling and play therapy for learning-disabled people, people with autism and Aspergers, and their carers. All ages. At a convenient venue. Home visits possible.

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Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship (RF) is a specialist provider of mental health services. For 50 years we have pioneered and practised our belief in social inclusion and recovery. We are now one of the biggest voluntary sector providers of mental health care and support in England, working with over 6,000 people towards the achievement of the best possible quality of life for each individual. The people who use any of our Services are central to everything we do. We believe that each person is unique, and should have the opportunity to take control over his or her life, and to develop new meanings and purposes. We concentrate on the person and his or her personal needs, choices and aspirations, rather than on diagnostic categories or labels. We provide tailor made packages of Self Directed Support to enable both adult males and females to have the choice and control necessary to achieve independent living.

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RNIB National Library Service

There's no need to give up on reading just because you can't see to read print. We provide the UK's largest collection of books for loan in unabridged audio, giant print (24 point type) and braille for blind and partially sighted people. Whether you want to lose yourself in a good book, find the answer to a crossword clue or pursue a hobby, we can help. Books are delivered by post, free of charge, direct to your door and you can borrow up to six books at a time. It is quick and easy to join and our team of experienced library staff are always ready to help you choose books and get the most out of the service.

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Samaritans

Stockport Samaritans provides confidential, non judgemental, emotional support, 24 hours a day, to anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. This service is offered by telephone, email, letter and face to face.

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Shopmobility Stockport

Our service exists to help anyone with mobility problems, whether they are permanent or temporary. Today with shopping malls and pedestrianised areas it is becoming increasingly difficult for people with mobility impairment to access these areas. Shopmobility lends manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs and powered scooters, as well as sighted guides, to its disabled members to enable them to shop anywhere and visit leisure and commercial facilities in Stockport. Manual wheelchairs may also be hired long-term and training can be provided to private scooter owners for the Scooter User Proficiency Award.

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Signpost for Carers

We aim to improve the lives of those caring for others, throughout the borough of Stockport. We provide free, confidential information to unpaid carers of all ages and ethnicities, including benefit form completion for Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance. We make sure carers get access to all the help that is available to them.

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Stockport Progress & Recovery Centre

We are a voluntary sector mental health organisation providing support and activities for adults with mental health problems. We currently accept referrals from care co-ordinators for people who are eligible to access Day Care services.

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Stockport Brushstrokes

Founded in 1991, Brushstrokes offers an alternative therapy - in the widest sense of the word- to people who have had strokes. During 2 hour weekly sessions members are encouraged to pursue individual and group artistic interests, and are assisted by a small group of volunteers. Membership is currently limited to 15.

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Stockport Canal Boat Trust

Stockport Canal Boat Trust provides short canal trips and cruises for people with disabilities and their families. New Horizons is a 70 feet long canal boat, it has a boarding ramp, lift and wheelchair access throughout its length. There is accommodation for a maximum of 12 passengers. The boat is centrally heated and boasts a fully fitted galley kitchen and a private fully accessible bathroom area with flush toilet, wash basin and shower. New Horizons has a fully trained skipper and crew to navigate the boat around the Cheshire Canal. A variety of cruising options are available.

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Stockport Car Schemes

We provide volunteer drivers to help people who struggle to use public transport and disabled people and their carers with shopping trips, social groups, day centres, visiting and health appointments.

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Stockport Christian Counselling

We provide a professional, confidential counselling service for those who are aged 16 and over. We have a drop in listening service, a support group for abused women and offer prayer by appointment.

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Stockport CP

We provide a range of high quality services for children and adults who have physical and/or learning difficulties. Community support provides one-to-one (or two-to-one depending on circumstances) support for children, young people and adults. This can be either in their own home or via access to a variety of community resources.

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Stockport Foodbank

Emergency food parcels can be provided to Stockport residents who are on low incomes or face a sudden crisis such as redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill, meaning that they then face difficulty in buying food or may go hungry. Any member of the public can access our service after they have been referred to us by a Social Worker, Benefits Officer, Advice Centre or any other "Social Services" department.

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Stockport & District Mind

We help anyone in Stockport, aged 16 - 65, who is suffering directly or indirectly from mental distress or illness. We offer friendly, accessible support and information on local services, medications, treatments, complimentary therapies, individual rights and much, much more. We work towards a society where people who experience mental distress are supported in their recovery, free from stigma and discrimination, and where they are empowered to reach their full potential.

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Stockport Talking Newspaper

Every Wednesday, volunteers record Items from The Stockport Express newspaper and other titles on to CD or memory stick, giving over an hour of the borough's news and events. Free every week to those meeting the Royal Mails 'Articles for the Blind' service. We also issue magazine style recordings at regular intervals with items of general interest.

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Stockport Total Advocacy Trust

Focuses on the promotion of equality and human rights of people with a learning disability. We cover many different issues from community care and housing to child protection and family courts and use different models of advocacy - instructed, non-instructed and rights based citizen volunteer.

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Stockport Without Abuse

Our aim is to provide accommodation, support and advice for women, men and their children experiencing or fleeing from domestic violence. We have a purpose built Refuge building and a number of support services and groups. Floating support helps those moving on from Refuge. Outreach support helps those still living outside Refuge. Me2 is a 10 week course of therapeutic support for children from abusive situations, aged 5 - 13. Schools Services is an educational programme that looks at the impact of domestic violence on young relationships.

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Stockport Womens Centre

Stockport Women's Centre provides services to any women who is in need of support. This includes women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. Due to the nature of the work membership is restricted to women only.

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Stroke Association

Our information, advice and support service provides stroke survivors, families and carers with information, emotional support and practical assistance in the aftermath of a stroke. We work closely with individuals and families to make sure their needs are being met and to help them come to terms with the prospect of life after stroke. Our services are available to anyone in the Stockport area who has been affected by stroke.

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Stroke Information

A formally consituted group, established by 4 stroke survivors. Stroke information supports others to fully understand the impact of a stroke and provides services such as letter writing, help withbenefits and other queries; using the benefit of experience to improve your health and wellbeing following a stroke.

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The Furniture Station

The Furniture Station aims to relieve poverty and distress by providing good quality re-used household goods to people in need living in Stockport, helping them to achieve a more stable, healthy and independent lifestyle. In particular we assist those, who have obtained accommodation but lack the resources to turn it into a home.

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The Together Trust

The Together Trust is a voluntary organisation providing a wide range of care, special education and community services for children and adults with autism, learning difficulties and/or complex needs.

At the Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, short breaks, community, family support and specialist educational support through our schools and college.

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Walthew House

We provide extensive support for people in Stockport who are blind, visually impaired, hard of hearing or have dual sensory loss. We provide information on helpful local services, practical assistance in filling in forms or making telephone calls, advice on equipment designed to help people with sensory loss and we organise a number of social activities, ranging from bell ringing to ballroom dancing, which are held at Walthew House.

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You and Yours Counselling

Set up in Poynton in 1989, we offer an affordable, confidential and independent counselling service to individuals and couples aged 18 and above. We are dedicated to offering a low-cost service tailored to meet people’s needs.

 

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