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Breastfeeding Support

Location: Glossop 

A breastfeeding workshop for mums dads and carers.

Open: Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Facilities: General

Referral Method: Self Referral Via Telephone

Age Range: Contact for Details

Cost: Contact for Details

Local And National Contact Numbers

Home Start Breastfeeding Support, Tameside & Glossop - 0161 344 0669

National Breastfeeding Helpline - www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk - 0300 100 0212

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - www.abm.me.uk - 0844 412 2949

La Leche League - 0845 120 2918

The Breastfeeding Network - www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk -

(English, 0300 100 0210), (Bengali/Sylheti, 0300 456 2421), (Tamil, Telugu & Hindu, 0750 146 6817

National Childbirth Trust  - 0300 330 0772

Address: Glossop Children's Centre, Victoria Street, Glossop, SK13 8HZ

For more information contact Customer Care on 0162 953 1232

Breastfeeding Support

Location: Hyde 

A Support Group for mums dads and carers.

Open: Mondays, 9:30am-11:30am

Facilities: General

Referral Method: Self Referral via Telephone

Age Range: Contact for details

Cost: Contact for details

Local and National Contact Numbers

Home Start Breastfeeding Support, Tameside & Glossop - 0161 344 0669

National Breastfeeding Helpline - www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk - 0300 100 0212

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - www.abm.me.uk - 0844 412 2949

La Leche League - www.laleche.org.uk - 0845 120 2918

The Breastfeeding Network - www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk -

(English, 0300 100 0210), (Bengali/Sylheti, 0300 456 2421), (Tamil, Telugu & Hindu, 0750 146 6817

National Childbirth Trust - 0300 330 0772

 
Address: Hyde Flowery Children's Centre, Old Road, Hyde, SK14 4SQ

For more information contact Customer Care on 0161 351 5353

Ducklings Drop-in (Breastfeeding)

Location: Dukinfield 

Breastfeeding Group for mums dads and carers.

Open: Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm

Referral Method: Self Referral via Telephone

Age Range: Contact for details

Cost: Contact for details

Local and National Contact Numbers

Home Start Breastfeeding Support, Tameside & Glossop -

0161 344 0669

National Breastfeeding Helpline - www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk - 0300 100 0212

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - www.abm.me.uk - 0844 412 2949

La Leche League - www.laleche.org.uk - 0845 120 2918

The Breastfeeding Network - www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk -

(English, 0300 100 0210), (Bengali/Sylheti, 0300 456 2421), (Tamil, Telugu & Hindu, 0750 146 6817

National Childbirth Trust - 0300 330 0772  

Address: Dukinfield Children's Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5BJ

For more information contact Customer Care on 0161 351 9032


Family Rights Group

Family Rights Group's goal is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community.
The Charity was established in 1974, by a group of lawyers, social workers and academics who were concerned about how families were treated when social services were involved with their children.
We work with parents whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home.
Our free and confidential advice service is provided via telephone and online discussion boards. Our expert advisors have extensive experience in legal and social work practice, they help families to understand the law and child welfare processes, as well as better understand the concerns of social workers.
Freephone Telephone Advice Line
If you are a parent, family member or friend of a child who has social workers involved in your child’s life, or if you need extra support from Children’s Services, and would like to speak to an adviser, please call our free and confidential helpline. Calls may be monitored for training and quality purposes. Textphone: Please dial 18001 and then the freephone number.
0808 801 0366 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm) Advice line.
 

Cafcass

Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. We independently advise the family courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests. We put their needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting. Operating within the law set by Parliament (Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000) and under the rules and directions of the family courts, we are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies. Our duty is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children going through the family justice system, supporting over 140,000 children every year by understanding their experiences and speaking up for them when the family court makes critical decisions about their futures. Cafcass is the largest employer of qualified social workers in England and is deeply committed to making a positive difference to each child we support. We are proud that everyone working for Cafcass is united in improving the lives of children, families and carers.

Our duty is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children going through the family justice system. Our experienced Family Court Advisers may be asked by the court to work with families and then advise the court on what we consider to be the best interests of the children involved in three main areas:

  • divorce and separation, sometimes called ‘private law’, where parents or carers can’t agree on arrangements for their children
  • care proceedings, sometimes called ‘public law’, where social services have serious concerns about the safety or welfare of a child
  • adoption, which can be either public or private law.

We also actively work with our partners to identify solutions to help reduce the increasing pressures on the family courts and to improve the experiences and outcomes for children and families.


Leap

Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne 
Learning and Support Services

That are difficult to access elsewhere including,

  • For mums and children affected by Domestic Abuse
  • For families affected by negative choices and behaviours
  • For mums living apart from their children
  • Unique Adult Day Care
  • Parent Coach
  • School Readiness
  • Adult Reading Scheme
  • Pop up creche Service - enabling parents to access training

 

Working Together

Opportunities for Local people to get involved as a,

  • Volunteer
  • Employee
  • Trainee

either through our charitable project LEAP or with Greenscape, our Social Enerprise.

Opportunitites for Businesses, Providers and Funders to get involved as a,

  • Partner
  • Funder
  • Stakeholder
  • Commissioner


A Thriving Community Hub

Pre-School Nursery provision (2-4 years)

Community Activities such as,

  • Peer led support groups
  • Community Interest groups
  • Inter-generational projects
  • Rooms for hire


Opening Times: Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.00pm (open all year round) Referral Method, Self Referral, drop-in or by telephone  

 

NCT (National Childbirth Trust - Breastfeeding)

Location: Ashton-Under-Lyne 

A Breastfeeding Group for mums dads and carers.

Open: Tuesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm

Referral Method: Self Referral via Telephone

Local and National Contact Numbers

Home Start Breastfeeding Support, Tameside & Glossop - 0161 344 0669

National Breastfeeding Helpline - www.breastfeeding.nhs.uk - 0300 100 0212

Association of Breastfeeding Mothers - www.abm.me.uk - 0844 412 2949

La Leche League - www.laleche.org.uk - 0845 120 2918

The Breastfeeding Network - www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk -

(English, 0300 100 0210), (Bengali/Sylheti, 0300 456 2421), (Tamil, Telugu & Hindu, 0750 146 6817

National Childbirth Trust - 0300 330 0772

 
  • Address: IKEA Cafe, Wellington Road, Ashton-Under-Lyne
  • For more information contact Customer Care on 0845 355 2186.

Re-Unite

Location: National 

Threshold works in a holistic way to support vulnerable and socially excluded people to achieve their individual goals at their own pace in their own communities. Threshold has a strong track record of delivering services to both offender groups and vulnerable people. The Re unite programme fits well with the services already offered by Threshold, including well-established women's services, supported housing schemes, floating support and other services across Greater Manchester.

 
  • Address: 119-125 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7RL
  • For more information:
  • Contact: Jason McKenna
  • Telephone: 0161 652 9584
  • Visit: http://www.re-unite.org.uk/where-we-work
  • Email: JasonMcKenna@thp.org.uk

The River Manchester

Location: Manchester 

Opening Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday

Self Referral - By telephone (appointment only)

The charity is able to offer affordable second hand furniture and clothing to support people facing poverty and moving into their tenancies.  They also have a community cafe where persons can be provided with a free meal by referral.

Training can also be offered in the following areas:

  • Customer Services
  • Warehousing
  • Office Admin
  • Retail
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Food safety level 2
  • Goal setting
 
  • Address: Unit 2a, Progressive Business Park, Groby Road, Audenshaw, Manchester, M34 5HT
  • For more information
  • Telephone: 0161 371 5522 / 07824399255
  • Email: therivermanchester@gmail.com

Child Accident Prevention Trust

Location: Barnet 

We give free child safety advice to parents and carers on our website, as well as online quizzes and activities on popular safety topics.

  • Address:
  • Child Accident Prevention Trust
  • PO Box 3588
  • Barnet
  • EN5 9QU 

After Adoption

Location: Manchester 

After Adoption offers support, advice and councelling available for anyone affected by adoption. Includes adopted persons and birth relatives. It also provides adoption services through our families that last team. Finding families for children who are more difficult to place. They provide an intermediary service so birth relatives separated by adoption can contact eachother. They also support adoptive parents through there Safebase programme and provide family days for adoptive families.

Open:  Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm and also 6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm.

Referral Details:  Self Referral via Drop-in or Telephone

Access/Facilities:  Disabled Access and Accessible Parking

Cost:  Contact for Details

Age Range:  All Ages

 
  • Address: Unit 5, Blantyre Street, Manchester, M15 4JJ
  • For more information
  • Telephone: 0800 0 568 578
  • Visit: http://www.afteradoption.org.uk
  • Email: information@afteradoption.org.uk

Adoption Now

Adoption Now is a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) that brings together the local authority adoption services for six areas in the North West of England:
  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Bolton
  • Bury
  • Rochdale
  • Tameside
  • Oldham
 
We also work in partnership with two voluntary adoption agencies, Caritas Care and Adoption Matters.

As a new Regional Adoption Agency we are building on the good reputation and excellent work already being done to provide high quality adoption services for children and adults.

Our core purpose is to deliver the following:

• High quality, child-centred, and efficient family finding service for children who have a plan for adoption.
• Robust, responsive and sensitive adopter approval service.
• A highly skilled and professional support services for adopters, adopted children, adopted adults and birth parents.
If you're thinking about adoption, come and talk to us!
We welcome enquiries from these areas, as well as Greater Manchester and surrounding areas. We will consider enquiries from within the North West and wider if you are looking to adopt harder to place children.
 

Making Space

Health & Social Care Services
We are dedicated to providing high quality health and social care services that are innovative, responsive and flexible to each individual’s needs and choices. 

Making Space is a national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services.

We have been helping adults with care and support needs, and their carers, to lead independent and fulfilling lives for more than 35 years.

Our high quality, person-centred services and accommodation support adults of all ages, with a diverse range of needs, including:

  • Mental health conditions
  • Learning disabilities
  • Dementia
  • Older people with age-related concerns

We provide services in the heart of local communities, in the comfort of people’s own homes, and specialist care and support services.

Our professional and caring staff deliver our services with dignity, respect and compassion, focussing on outcomes that help the people we support have the freedom to enjoy an everyday life. 


Foster Talk

FosterTalk’s sole aim is to provide good quality independent support to foster families across the UK.   From impartial advice to preferential pricing arrangements, we’ve built up a comprehensive package over the last ten years in order to raise the standards and availability of independent support for foster carers who need help.
 

Fosterline

Fosterline is funded by the Department for Education and delivered by FosterTalk. Fosterline provides confidential, impartial, advice information and signposting on the broad range of issues of concern to foster carers and those interested in fostering, in order to support them in their role, aid retention and encourage recruitment of foster carers. Fosterline advisors respond to enquiries by telephone, email and on the Fosterline Online Forum, on Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm. Fosterline is your fostering advice service. FosterTalk is a leading provider of foster care support services and was commissioned by the Department for Education to deliver Fosterline helpline and website in June 2013. We are keen to collect your views on Fosterline to ensure the service remains a valuable resource for foster carers and anyone interested in becoming a foster carer.


Action For Sick Children

ACTION FOR SICK CHILDREN is committed to ensuring that children and young people receive the highest standards of care by supporting parents, carers and health care professionals in their pursuit of a high quality dedicated service.

ACTION FOR SICK CHILDREN still have a long way to go before all children and young people receive the health care and attention that they deserve. Fulfilling the aspirations of the Charter for Children’s Health Services remains the charity’s future goal and the reasons why ACTION FOR SICK CHILDREN continues to advocate and lobby towards achieving a high standard of health care that is appropriate for the unique needs of ALL sick children and young people throughout the UK (excluding Scotland). ACTION FOR SICK CHILDREN is committed to encouraging best-practice in the work of health care professionals. 
 

  • Telephone: 0161 486 6788 (Mon-Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm)
  • Email: gill@a4sc.org
  • Visit: www.actionforsickchildren.org

Out There - Supporting Families of Prisoners

Background to Out There
Out There is a charity established in 2006 to support families of prisoners across Greater Manchester. We are based in Old Trafford (but work throughout Greater Manchester) and offer free and confidential support to families or individuals who are affected by the imprisonment of a family member. The support each family needs varies.
 
The sort of help we can offer includes:
·         Information and Advice.
·         Face to Face and/or Phone Support.
·         Referral, support and advocacy to access other organisations e.g Welfare Advice.
·         Opportunities to meet other families going through a similar experience
·         Act as an intermediary with the prison service and accompany to prison visits
·         Offer families opportunities to attend our Family Days, Wellbeing Sessions, Relaxation and Yoga mornings, peer support groups and Family Forums (which gives clients an opportunity to speak and ask questions directly to Manchester Prison Governor and Health staff)
·         Continued support for families for up to 6 month post release
 
Our Aims are:
·         To support families of prisoners in Greater Manchester from arrest to release
·         To reduce the isolation experienced by families of prisoners
·         To maintain family ties and contribute to decreasing reoffending
·         To increase family knowledge of prisons and other services
·         To increase awareness in the wider community of the issues affecting families
 
  • Contact: Katy Winter
  • Telephone: 0161 232 8986
Contact Information
Contact by Post

Family Information Service
St Peters Children Centre
Trafalgar Square
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL7 0LL
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 4260
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