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Looked After Children’s Health Team
The Looked after Children’s Health Team are responsible for coordinating the health of looked after children 0 – 18 and care leavers up to the age of 24 in Tameside & Glossop. We are a 9am-5pm Monday to Friday service and can offer support and advice on any health issues. Please do not hesitate to contact us on the below contact numbers if you need any support.

Care Leaver’s Health Drop In

From 01st August 2018 a new Looked After Nurse Drop in Session will be available to all Care Leavers at Clarence Arcade on the first Wednesday of every month from 1-5pm.

Jo Booth (Specialist Nurse for Looked after Children/
Team Leader)
Tel: 07770544664

Kerry Lester (Specialist Nurse for Looked after Children)
Tel: 07833058846

Lizzie Jones (Looked after Childrens Nurse)
Tel: 07867787373

Kat Johnson (Nurse)
Tel: 07867787373

Ann St Clinic
Ann St
Manchester, M34 2AJ
Tel: 0161 335 2984

Below are some of the ways your Leaving Care Service and your personal adviser can support you to stay
healthy and look after your physical and mental health. We can:
• Give you information on healthy living
• Give you information on getting help to pay for prescriptions
• Support you to register with a GP
• Support you to move from CAMHS to adult services
• Give you information about counselling services that are available locally
• Give you help with transport costs when attending health appointments
• If you are a young parent, we will support you to do the best for them. We will help you arrange childcare,
if this is what you want.
• Offer free or subsidised access to the leisure centres we run
• Give you information about health drop-in centres
• The Looked After Children’s Nurse will work with you to develop a ‘health passport’ containing key
information from your childhood (for example, when and if you have had immunisations) and your current
health needs.

My Recovery Tameside - Branching Out Drug and Alcohol Services
Help with Drug & Alcohol issues and/or addiction is provided in Tameside within an integrated all age service.
The Service – My Recovery Tameside - is provided by CGL (Change, Grow, Live plc.) and is reshaping how we prevent, reduce and respond to drug and alcohol related harm in Tameside.
My Recovery Tameside is for any drug and alcohol use and includes:
Young Persons service (Branching Out – up to 25
Concerned person, Family/Friends Advice & Support Service is available for children aged 5 and up.
All Services are delivered from a range of community settings such as partner agency offices, children’s centres and schools for those over 18 appointment can be held at either of out two offices  Ashton and Hyde.

My Recovery Tameside                                                                 My Recovery Tameside
111-113 Old Street                                                                         Thornley St
Ashton-U-Lyne                                                                                 Hyde
 OL6 7RL                                                                                            SK14 1JY
Contact number 0161 6729420
Branching Out Drop in for Care Leavers at Clarence Arcade
CGL Branching Out drop-in every Thursday from 1pm -4pm at Clarence Arcade. Advice and consultation available for Social Worker, Personal Advisors  and Care Leavers. Structured treatment will start once the Care Leaver has been referred to service. 
Referral email

Branching Out Drop in for Care Leavers at Clarence Arcade

New for January 2019 CGL Branching Out drop-in every Thursday from 1pm -4pm at Clarence Arcade. Advice and consultation available for Social Worker, Personal Advisors and Care Leavers. Structured treatment will start once the Care Leaver has been referred to service. The drop in will increase to include Tuesday’s later in the year with a start date to be confirmed.

Aftercare is provided from:

Katherine Cavendish House
Katherine Street
Tel: 0161 672 9420

FRANK is a confidential, anonymous, discreet and well-informed ready to offer advice, information and support on drug issues. The helpline is 24 hours a day and the number won’t show up on your phone bill. You can talk to FRANK in 120 languages - a translator will be on hand if you need one when you ring.

Tel: 0800 77 66
Text: 0800 917 8765

YOUThink Sexual Health Service
The YOUthink team is Tameside’s sexual health intervention and prevention team – We are a specialist team of youth workers who offer group work and one to one individual support to young people aged under 25, with regards to their own sexual health. The YOUthink Team Workers are: Gary Hall (Manager), Abdul Ablus, Alison Dransfield-Puri and Kirsty Connolly. If you wish to access support or are a professional seeking to refer a young person for brief intervention or seek support for a young person to access sexual health support or clinic services, you can ring any of the below numbers and ask to speak to someone from the YOUthink team.
Gary Hall (Manager)
Tel: 0161 342 5600 or 0161 342 5671

Family Nurse Partnership
Is a home visiting programme for first-time young mums and families, helping them have a healthy pregnancy, improve their child’s health and development and plan their own futures. Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) works with parents aged 24 and under, partnering them with a specially trained family nurse who visits them regularly, from early pregnancy until their child is two. By focusing on their strengths, FNP enables young parents to:
• Develop good relationships with and understand the needs of their child
• Make choices that will give their child the best possible start in life
• Believe in themselves and their ability to succeed
• Mirror the positive relationship they have with their family nurse with others.

Tameside Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Crickets Lane Health Centre
Crickets Lane
Tel: 0161 342 7840

42nd Street – Individual Therapeutic Support
Based at Clarence Arcade, 42nd Street support young people with their emotional well-being and mental
health, promoting choice and creativity. We champion young person centred approaches that demonstrate
local impact and have national significance.
Our Social objectives are to:
• Improve well-being and recovery
• Increase opportunities for young people to shape their own care and influence change
• Improve and increase inclusion and accessibility to services and support
• Increase awareness and reduce stigma
Key Activities:
• One-to-one counselling, therapy, psycho-social support and advocacy
• Therapeutic, issue-based, identity-based groups and peer support projects
• Creative projects and approaches to wellbeing and mental health via The Horsfall
• Residentials and Kieran’s Getaways
• A Social Action Programme
• Bespoke services in schools, colleges and universities
• Training programmes for professionals
• Collaboration with partners


Commissioned by your local Clinical Commissioning Group, is a free, online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform which is available to young people aged 11-18 (up to the eve of their 19th birthday) in Tameside & Glossop Kooth allows young people to gain anonymous access to advice, support and guidance from qualified counsellors, on any issue that is affecting their mental health and wellbeing.
Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
Monday – Friday              12pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday          6pm – 10pm

Tameside and Glossop Healthy Minds

Healthy Minds is for people over the age of 16 years, who are registered with a GP in the Tameside and Glossop areas.
We offer support and treatment for those who are experiencing symptoms such as difficulty sleeping, low mood / depression, stress, worry or anxiety, feelings of hopelessness or panic attacks.
It can also help those dealing with the effects of a long-term health problem or chronic pain, post natal depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, or eating difficulties.
With help and support, these feelings and symptoms can be managed, guiding you to a successful recovery.
Our service is delivered by a range of professionals including therapists and counsellors, who will find a level of treatment that is right for you.
Healthy Minds

Contact Information
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The Leaving Care Service
Clarence Arcade
Stamford Street
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 3168

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