Manchester Foundation Trust Directory of Services

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1st Voice can provide you with free support with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Many children and adults have plenty to say, but are unable to control their mouth muscles to speak clearly. They can use aids such as pictures, written words and technology to help them communicate.

3H run a programme offering grants to assist disabled people and their families on low incomes to organise a UK holiday for themselves. The grants are given for the accommodation part of the holiday and are paid direct to the chosen venue. The charity liaise with social workers and caring organisations to assist applicants and to identify those needing assistance. Carers can also be awarded a grant for a holiday away from their caring role.

T: 01892 860207
W: the3hfoundation.org.uk
E: Contactus@the3hfoundation.org.uk

AbilityNet helps older people and disabled people of all ages use computers and the internet to achieve their goals at home, at work or in education. They provide a range of services that includes personalised workplace and education assessments, digital accessibility testing, computer support in people’s homes and a wide range of free resources that can be accessed through its website.
Access Adventures was founded to provide fun adaptive programmes, hoping to improve the quality of life for people with physical disabilities by giving them access to sport and outdoor adventures.
At ANDYSMANCLUB, we want to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and create a judgment-free, confidential space where men can be open about the storms in their lives. We aim to achieve this through weekly, free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups for men aged over 18.

W: andysmanclub.co.uk
E: info@andysmanclub.co.uk

Apetito operate a hot meals service covering cultural and dietary needs including special requirements like soft foods or diabetic meals.

T: 01225 637 889
W: apetito.co.uk
E: info@apetito.co.uk

The Architects Benevolent Society are here to support the architectural community and their families, and can help in a range of ways during working life or retirement.

T: 020 3918 8588
W: absnet.org.uk/about-us
E: help@absnet.org.uk

Be Well is the Social Prescribing Service for Manchester that helps adults with anything, wherever they are at in life and whatever they need. They support patients to acquire the skills, knowledge and confidence to take control of their own life, health and wellbeing by connecting patients to local services and will also receive one to one coaching sessions from the Be Well team. They assist with isolation, mental health support, managing and preventing long term health conditions, lifestyle change support, welfare support and employment. Be Well does not allow for self referral so speak to a member of hospital staff / your GP for a referral.
Books to Go provides a home delivery service for Manchester residents. If you have limited mobility, a visual impairment or any difficulty leaving your home, you can apply to become a Books to Go customer. They have books in both ordinary and large print size, talking books and DVDs.

T: 0161 227 3800
W: manchester.gov.uk/get_books_at_home
E: bookstogo@manchester.gov.uk

The Cinnamon Trust offers peace of mind and practical help for people with pets who may be worried about what will happen to their pets if they have to go into hospital or when they are no longer able to care for their pet.

T: 01736 757 900
W: cinnamon.org.uk
E: Online Form

The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children from a month old and and from any cause. Many people who have suffered the loss of a child feel a bond with others in the same situation and wish to extend the hand of friendship. TCF offers support, both directly to bereaved families, and indirectly by fostering understanding and good practice amongst professionals concerned with child death and by increasing public awareness.

T: 0345 123 2304
E: helpline@tcf.org.uk
W: tcf.org.uk

Crisis provide vital help for homeless people so they can rebuild their lives and are supported out of homelessness for good. They offer one to one support, advice and courses for homeless people in 12 areas across England, Scotland and Wales assisting with finding a home and settling in, getting new skills and finding a job or help with health and wellbeing.
Dad Matters has been founded to help support the relationship between children and their Dads.
Dame Kelly Holmes Trust puts world class athletes shoulder to shoulder with young people. Equipping them with a winning mindset and shaping their futures – it’s a teammate like no other. Whether that’s building relationship skills, improving self-esteem or learning to stay focused, our sporting champions help the next generation move forward with confidence.

T: 01225 683084
W: damekellyholmestrust.org
E: contact@damekellyholmestrust.org

The Florence Nightingale Aid in Sickness Trust provides life enhancing grants to help people of all ages in need who are ill, convalescent or disabled. These grants are used to provide medical and household aids to alleviate sickness and make a huge difference to people’s ability to manage at home and live as independently as possible. They do not fund holidays but will provide grants to fund care that enable carers to take a well earned break.

T: 020 7998 8817
W: fnaist.org.uk
E: lisa.hungerford@fnaist.org.uk

Financial aid grant for current and ex grocery industry workers.
HHUGS is a charity dedicated to assisting Muslim households that have been affected by counter-terrorism, national security and extremism-related laws, policies and procedures, in the UK and abroad. They can provide practical help with finances, housing, rehabilitation and emotional support for victims and their families.
iCare aims to provide care and support for people who cannot wholly look after themselves. They provide a service in your own home, at times convenient to you, and in ways you find most agreeable. They also provide a meal delivery service and, if needed, they have services that enable you to live independently in your own property, with the reassurance of care and support from a 24 hour, on-site team of professionals.

T: 01253 508 277
W: icaregroup.co.uk

ICUsteps is a support group for patients and families who have been affected by critical illness and who have likely been treated in an ICU. ICUsteps promotes recognition of the physical and psychological consequences of critical illness through education of the medical profession and the general public and encourages research into treatment and the prevention of these issues.

T: 0300 30 20 121
W: icusteps.org
E: Online form

The Katie Piper Foundation can help rehabilitation for adult survivors of burns, severe scars from a traumatic incident such as a road traffic accident, or those with scarring from Necrotising fasciitis. They can also help family members or carers. You’ll find services that work alongside your existing support networks like the NHS.

T: 0300 365 0055
W: katiepiperfoundation.org.uk
E: hello@katiepiperfoundation.org.uk

Provides support and guidance to individuals and groups across the UK in starting and managing Men’s Sheds. Men’s Sheds raise awareness of the social and health benefits of Men’s Sheds in reducing isolation, loneliness and in empowering local communities.

T: 0300 772 9626
E: admin@ukmsa.org.uk
W: menssheds.org.uk

If you need assistance with your mobility in or out of your home, it can often be helpful to have specific pieces of equipment to help you. The NHS may be able to provide you with everything you need, but you may want additional equipment or need it sooner than the NHS can provide it. Mobility Hire offer both short and long term equipment rental including mobility scooters, wheelchairs, commodes, hoists, riser chairs and adjustable beds. They can deliver to your home and you will have to pay for any equipment you hire from Mobility Hire.

T: 0800 111 6234
W: mobilityhire.com
E: sales@mobilityhire.com

The Motability Scheme provides an affordable, worry-free way for people with disabilities to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair in exchange for their mobility allowance of Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance. The scheme is operated by Motability Operations Ltd, under contract to Motability, a registered charity which provides grants towards the cost of vehicles, adaptations or driving lessons.

T: 0300 456 4566
W: motability.co.uk

Mustard Tree helps people to change their lives, secure better accommodation and economic well being. Their focus is on tackling both the causes and consequences of poverty and homelessness. Since 1994 they have created opportunities for people to help themselves through providing practical support, friendship, connections into work and improvements to health & wellbeing, alongside new experiences to encourage aspiration.

T: 0161 228 7331
W: mustardtree.org.uk
E: information@mustardtree.org.uk

The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD) was set up in April 1991 by six bikers from Stockport and Manchester who would not accept the idea that disabled people could not ride motorcycles, scooters, sidecar outfits, trikes or quad-cycles. The NABD help disabled people to enjoy the freedom and independence of motorcycling by providing advice and support for disabled riders. The NABD also operates a financial grant system to help with the cost of special adaptation work to motorcycles, scooters, motorcycle/sidecar combinations and trikes; necessary to suit the needs of disabled riders.
Oakhouse Foods deliver frozen meals and grocery products and cater for special diets.

T: 0333 370 6700
W: oakhousefoods.co.uk

One Manchester is a provider of housing and community services. Formed in April 2015, they provide good quality homes that are safe, secure, warm and affordable, and are proud to be known as a housing association.

However, they believe their responsibilities go much further than providing homes; they help people manage their money, find work, start up businesses and stay healthy and well.

T: 0330 355 1000
W: onemanchester.co.uk
E: Online form

Open Road Access (ORA) provides wheelchair accessible vehicle rental from one day to one year. They offer a fully flexible, personalised service to help get you out on the open road.

T: 0300 045 4505
W: openroadaccess.co.uk
E: info@openroadaccess.co.uk

Do you live in Wythenshawe and want help finding work?
Real Opportunities offers a range of services to support you, in the way you want.

The advice and guidance service works with partners and community groups, to ensure local residents can get the support they need regardless of circumstance.

Members can opt-in or out of the services at any time.

T: 0800 633 5500 / 0300 111 0000
W: wchg.org.uk
E: Online form

To design and custom-make equipment to help people with disabilities live more independently. The equipment and adaptations made by our volunteers aims to support mobility, aid at home, manage personal care or enjoy sports and hobbies.
Financial support for those working in the retail industry.
Revitalise provide respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers. They currently run three accessible holiday centres in Chigwell in Essex, Southampton and Southport to enable disabled people to access essential breaks with care, and provide inspirational opportunities for volunteers.

T: 0303 303 0145
E: Online form
W: revitalise.org.uk

Rowland Hill Fund supports Royal Mail Workers with grants to help those facing homelessness, life-changing health challenges or unexpected financial difficulties.

T: 0345 600 4586
E: rowland.hill.fund@royalmail.com
W: rowlandhillfund.org

The RMBF provides support for doctors and their families through all stages of their career and beyond. Their help ranges from financial assistance in the form of grants to a telephone befriending scheme for those who may be isolated and in need of support.

T: 020 8540 9194
E: info@rmbf.org
W: rmbf.org

The Sequal Trust aims to bridge the communication gap for disabled people by providing suitable assistive technology to people who need it most. If you or someone you care for suffers with communication, movement or learning difficulties, then the Sequal Trust may be able to help by providing you with access to specialist communication equipment.
Sow the City wants to build a healthier city where everyone can grow their own food.

Growing food in cities makes a lot of sense – gardens, allotments, patios, rooftops and window-ledges all have the potential to provide an abundance of free and nutritious food. Plus food grown in urban environments can help reduce food transportation, create jobs, and strengthen communities. We all have food in common – we eat it, crave it and dream about it. So let’s celebrate and grow it. Sow the City is an award winning social enterprise based in Manchester. Established in 2009 with a few packets of seeds and some compost, they are now the leading specialist food-growing company in the city.

T: 0161 465 6954
W: sowthecity.org
E: info@sowthecity.org

The Survivors Trust is an umbrella agency for rape and sexual abuse support services in the UK. TST provide information, advice, support and therapy to men and women who have experienced sexual exploitation, abuse and violence.

T: 08088 010 818
E: info@thesurvivorstrust.org
W: thesurvivorstrust.org

Everyone needs a little TLC sometimes. Talk, Listen, Change offers support to children and young people, individuals, couples, families and friends helping them to improve their relationships.

TLC works across Greater Manchester to deliver a range of services, which help support safe, healthy, happy relationships.

They have an experienced and dedicated team, who work to support every type of relationship. They can help you to have a better relationship with yourself, with your partner, previous partner, between families, friends, school, an employer or within your community.

T: 0161 872 1100
W: talklistenchange.org.uk
E: enquiries@talklistenchange.org.uk

The Trussell Trust is a charity working to stop UK hunger and poverty. They run a national network of foodbanks providing emergency food and support to people in crisis. Their website also has a benefits calculator and grants search option.

T: 01722 580 180
E: enquiries@trusselltrust.org
W: trusselltrust.org

Wiltshire Farm Foods deliver frozen meals and grocery products and cater for special diets.

T: 0800 077 3100
W: wiltshirefarmfoods.com

YMCA is a national charity that delivers a vast array of support. They provide general support and advice, can assist with accommodation issues, provide family and education support and have a variety of services to promote health and wellbeing. Their website allows you to find local services available to you.