Healthwatch Manchester works in partnership with a number of organisations based in Manchester, the North West region or the country as a whole.  Our current partners are:

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society are the largest dementia charity in the UK. They work to campaign for change, find research and support people living with dementia.

0161 962 4769

manchester@alzheimers.org.uk

Manchester Office: Dunham House, 85-89 Cross Street, Sale, M33 7HH

Being There

Being There is a small charity that provides emotional support and home-based practical help to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with their family, friends and carers. Support services are provided by a team of volunteers and tailored to each individual or family.

0845 123 2329

North Manchester: northmancs@beingthere.org.uk

North Manchester Office: The Grange, Pilgrim Drive, Beswick, Manchester, M11 3TQ,

South Manchester: southmancs@beingthere.org.uk

South Manchester Office: C/O Neil Cliffe Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, M23 9LT,

Brook

Brook provides well-being and sexual health support for young people. Brook Manchester operates a free and confidential service for under-19s which offers sexual health screening, contraception, pregnancy testing, advice, and a self-referral counselling service. They also run weekly sessions at two Manchester College sites.

0161 237 3001

Manchester Office: Commonwealth House, 81 Lever Street (near Great Ancoats Street), Manchester, M1 1FL

Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN)

CAHN Greater Manchester aims to enable the Caribbean and African community to improve health and well-being service delivery. They work with commissioners, statutory organisations and voluntary organisations in order to improve the health and well-being of the Black community.

info@cahn.org.uk

Transformation Community Resource Centre, Richmond House, 11 Richmond Grove, Longsight, Manchester M13 0LN

Chatterbox Project 

The Chatterbox Project is a registered charity established in 2001. Their aim is provide a safe and welcoming environment in which members of the community can meet new people, develop new skills or simply come in for a chat. They offer a range of services including: toddler groups, food banks and adult education courses.

0161 795 6162

70 Booth Hall Road, Blackley, Manchester, M9 7BL

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK is a national charity that works to support families and educate professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement. They run a national helpline, providing confidential support and information, as well as face-to-face support groups for children, parents, and families. They also offer training in bereavement for professionals and schools.

01494 568 900

support@childbereavementuk.org

Head Office: Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road, Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4BF

George House Trust

George House Trust is a Manchester-based charity that provides services to people living with, and affected by, HIV. They have provided support, advice and advocacy services to improve health outcomes since 1985. They offer one-to-one services, group support and money and debt advice amongst other projects.

0161 274 4499

talk@ght.org.uk

75-77 Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FX

GotoDoc (GTD Healthcare)

GTD Healthcare is a not-for-profit provider of primary care, urgent care, and out of hours dental services across the North West.

0161 337 3465

Main Office: New Century House, Progress Way, Off Windmill Lane, Denton, Manchester, M34 2GP

Jain Samaj Manchester

Jain Samaj Manchester is a registered charity that provides a forum for the Jain community in Manchester to interact. Their aim is to to create harmony among the members, a sense of unity and good conduct, public awareness, religious and educational work through entertainment programmes throughout the year.

0161 820 3064

info@jainsamajmanchester.org

Jain Community Centre, 667/669 Stockport Road, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4QE

Macmillan

Macmillan is one of the largest charities in the UK. They provide physical, financial and emotional support to cancer-sufferers and their families. They work throughout the country aiming to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer. They have support centres in a number of locations throughout Manchester, including at Manchester Royal Infirmary and North Manchester General Hospital.

Office Telephone: 020 7840 7840 / Information and Support Number: 0808 808 0000

Head Office: 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7UQ

Citizens Advice Manchester

Citizens Advice Manchester offers free, impartial advice on a wide range of subjects, including: debt, housing, and benefits. They offer a drop-in hub in the city centre, a dedicated telephone advice centre and number of outreach centres throughout the city.

Advice Line: 03444 111 222

Office Address: Albert House, 17 Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3HZ

Drop-in Centre: Monday–Friday, 9:30am-2pm, at Manchester Town Hall, Manchester, M2 5DB

Manchester Deaf Centre

Manchester Deaf Centre provides support to people who are deaf or hard of hearing. They offer a range of services including: a drop-in communication support service, British Sign Language classes and deaf awareness training.

0161 273 3415

Drop-in Centre: Address: Crawford House, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9GH

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

The RNIB (the Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the UK’s leading charity offering practical and emotional support and information to anyone affected by sight loss. The offer a range of services including: a sight loss advice line and free Talking Books.

www.rnib.org.uk

Helpline: 0303 123 9999

helpline@rnib.org.uk

Manchester Office: 2 City Approach, Albert Street, Eccles, Manchester, M30 0BL

facebook.com/rnibuk

twitter.com/rnib

Skills for Care

Skills for Care is a charity experienced in workforce development. They support adult social care employers to get the most from their staff through help with recruitment, development and leadership.

0113 241 1275

information.team@skillsforcare.org.uk

Head Office: West Gate, Grace Street, Leeds, LS1 2RP

Stroke Association

Stroke Association are a national charity that provide specialist support, fund research and campaign to for people affected by stroke.

Helpline: 0303 3033 100 / Manchester Office: 0161 742 7482

Central Manchester Stroke Recovery Service: St James’ House, Pendleton Way, Salford, M6 5FW

Survivors Manchester 

Survivors Manchester is a survivor-led voluntary organisation that supports male survivors of sexual abuse and rape. The support they offer includes: weekly drop-in centres, psychological treatment and Independent Sexual Violence Advisors.

Office Telephone: 0161 236 2182 / Helpline: 0808 800 5005

support@survivorsmanchester.org.uk

Main Office: Unit 9, Brewery Yard, Deva City Office Park, Trinity Way, Salford, M3 7BB

The Men’s Room

The Men’s Room is an arts and social support charity that works with disadvantaged and marginalised young men aged 18-30 who have experience of sex work, homelessness or the criminal justice system. They run one creative session a week as well as drop-in, outreach and one to one support services.

0161 834 1827

admin@mroom.co.uk

Office Address: First Floor, Raven House, 113 Fairfield Street, Manchester, M12 6EL

Turning Point

Turning Point are a social enterprise that provide health and social care services across England. They work with people with complex needs including drug and alcohol misuse, mental health conditions, offending behaviour, housing and unemployment needs, and learning difficulties. The support they provide includes: talking therapies, outreach services, residential services, and supported living.

They offer a range of services in Manchester, including Crisis Point, a mental health support service in Collyhurst, and Wilbraham Road in Whalley Range which offers supported accommodation for adults with severe mental health needs.

Wai Yin Society

Wai Yin Society is an organisation led by Chinese women that provides education and social welfare services to minority communities in the North West.

They have three centres in Manchester: Swan Street Headquarters, providing services for children, young people and families; Sheung Lok Centre providing services for older people, and The Welcome Centre in Cheetham Hill which offers English and IT classes and welfare services amongst others.

0161 833 0377

info@waiyin.org.uk

Head Office: 66-68 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JU

Young Advisors

Young Advisors are young people aged 15-24 who show community leaders how to engage young people in community life, local decision-making and improving services. They aim to influence planning and decision making across business, health, local authority, justice and charity sectors.

info@youngadvisors.org.uk

Head Office: Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ

Further information

If you would like further information about any of our partners or you are from an organisation interested in becoming a partner, please get in touch with us.

0161 228 1344

info@healthwatchmanchester.co.uk