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Tameside School Nursing Team

Our team liaises with partners to support children, young people aged 5 to 19 years and their families. We provide a link between schools, homes and the wider community. We promote healthy lifestyles to prevent illness, maximising learning and education.

Our school nursing team consists of School nurses who are specialist Public Health Nurses, community staff nurses, Health mentors, School health care assistants and Healthy child programme assistants. We work in schools to implement the healthy child programme. We have a designated immunisation team, and an enhanced school nursing team. We aim to support the children and young people of Tameside to be healthy and have good emotional well being.

For more information you can visit our Facebook page here.

Or call us on: Tel: 0161 366 2317


Active Tameside

We have a great range of facilities to help you on your fitness journey, whether you're interested in gyms, swims, group exercise or free weights you'll find all you need in our bright and airy facility based in the heart of Ashton town centre.
Active Ashton has been developed to offer you the complete health and fitness package. Our fantastic facility includes:

  • 2 great swimming pools
  • A 40 station gym
  • Free weights and stretching areas
  • 40+ group exercise classes
  • 40+ swimming sessions
  • A relaxing thermal spa

For more information

SmokeFree Tameside

The stop smoking service is for any smoker who wishes to quit using tabacco and tabacco containing products who may either live, work, stay (e.g. in hospital) or has a GP in Tameside. Weekly drop-ins and dedicated one to one sessions in a variety of locations throughout Tameside are available during daytimes, evening and saturday morning. Telephone support is also available.

The service is open to all ages to gain motivational support from a specialist advisor although some Pharmacotherapy products can only be prescribed to people 18+

Referral Method: Self referral, Drop-in, Telephone, and booked in appointments.

Cost: Prescription costs apply if not eligible for free prescriptions.

Please call 0161 716 2000 to book an appointment or find out where your nearest drop in is.


  • Address:  Various across Tameside

Childrens Health Nutrition Team

We offer free community healthy lifestyle courses for children of different ages and their families in Tameside.  We provide a variety of courses and activities aimed at promoting a healthy weight in children and young people in Tameside.

These include:

Jumps 4 Life (5-13) – a 10 week course for children aged 5-13 years who are above a healthy weight.  Families will learn about food, nutrition and be able to take part in a variety of fun activity sessions. Nutrition and healthy eating training and award schemes for venues catering for children. We work closely with local schools, children's centres, nurseries and other venues to promote healthy eating and an active lifestyle. We are a team of nutrition advisors.  We work with children and families on key healthy lifestyle areas including healthy eating, cooking, physical activity, self-esteem. We work in partnership with other services, e.g. health visitors and school nurses, oral health improvement, Tameside Council, schools, children's centres and the early years quality team. 

If you live in Tameside you can access our services. If you would like to attend a Jumps 4 Life course you can either:

  • contact the children’s nutrition team or
  • request a referral from any health worker e.g. school nurse, health visitor. 

Other activities run in local schools, children's centres are advertised in these venues when courses are available.

If you are interested in award schemes/ training please contact children’s nutrition team.

Contact Information

Children’s Nutrition Team

Based at Hattersley Clinic, Hattersley.

Tel: 0161 366 3920


Opening Times

Monday – Friday, 8.30am -4.30pm

Available at

Activities take place at children's centres, schools, leisure centres, nurseries, parents and toddler groups, playgroups, playcentres, community centres.

Early Attachment Service

Healthy first relationships are vital for a baby’s future wellbeing and development. Usually these first relationships are with mum and dad, but sometimes they are with other people. Our service helps parents build a strong relationship with their baby so that their baby feels safe, secure and happy. We provide information for all new and expectant parents in Tameside and Glossop, in the form of a booklet and DVD ‘Getting it Right from the Start’, available from your midwife or health visitor. The DVD content is also available on You Tube.

Getting it Right from the Start

Being pregnant and having a baby is a special and memorable time in a parent’s life. But it can be a difficult time too. Different emotions, experiences and expectations can get in the way, and affect how parents feel in themselves and how they feel about their baby. When extra support is needed, we can provide more intensive help to parents and their babies in these critical first 3 years of life. We work in community health clinics, children’s centres and people’s homes across Tameside and Glossop, and work closely with health visitors, midwives, GPs and other professionals. EAS is a partnership between Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Our Expertise

Our team members are all qualified clinical psychologists and health visitors and we have many years of experience in working with parents, babies and children. We have all undertaken extensive extra training in the field of early attachment and parent-infant relationships, and can offer a wide range of skills and approaches.

To access our service, your midwife or health visitor will need to refer you. Some other care professionals also make referrals. A referral to EAS would always be discussed with you first, and a leaflet should be given to you explaining the service you will be offered.

We will try to offer you an appointment within 2 weeks of a referral being made to our service. You’ll have a number of appointments with one of our team, to talk through your problems and concerns, and we’ll work out together what sort of help will be most appropriate for you. Depending on need, we offer both group and individual support.

At regular intervals and at the end of our work together, we will write to you so that you have a record of your progress. We’ll send a copy of the letter to the professional who first referred you, and your GP, so that they know how you’re getting on and how else to support you, if necessary.

You can receive support for your relationship with your baby without being referred directly to the service. Health visitors and community midwives have extra training in early attachment, and they will often provide the support you need, sometimes with extra advice from a member of the early attachment team.

  • For further information:
  • Clinical Manager Dr. Pauline Lee, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.
  • Tameside & Glossop  Early Attachment Service 
  • 2nd Floor 
  • 31 Clarence Arcade 
  • Stamford Street 
  • Ashton under Lyne 
  • OL6 7PT  (SAT NAV postcode if different)
  • Tel. 0161 716 3569
  • Email:

Health Mentors

For young people, we can offer more specific advice on issues that you may have to face as you get older.

These include:

  • Smoking
  • Healthy weight
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Emotional health and wellbeing   


We are here if you need someone to talk to or if you need any help or advice about how to be healthy. We can visit you either in your school, in your local community or at home. We provide one to one support over 4-6 weeks using an agreed individual health plan to look at healthy behaviour changes.  The Health Mentor service can be accessed in all High Schools in Tameside via a drop in session. The sessions will depend on the individual school and details are available from the Health Mentor service or the school. Self-referral is available by completing the referral form online on our website. We work as part of School Health teams, and work closely with School Nurses, Health Visitors and GP’s who can also refer you to the service.

Health Mentors based in 4 areas in Tameside: 

Elaine Heyes - Denton, Droylsden & Audenshaw: 07795151978 Margaret Maksym - Ashton: 07799714384 Carl Simmons - Stalybridge, Mossley and Dukinfield: 07799730708 Gini Young - Hyde, Hattersley: 07833058851

Or email

Health Visiting

Our main areas of work are pre-school children, their carers and families. We promote health in the community by working with parents, carers and partner agencies to promote healthy lifestyles.

We offer:

  • Open Baby Clinics throughout the borough for parents and carers to access information and advice as well as baby weighing
  • Five Universal Health and Development Reviews: antenatal, at 28-37 weeks of pregnancy; new birth, when your baby is 10-14 days days old, and at 6-8 weeks, 9-12 months and 2 years, either in clinic or at home.
  • Support and expert advice to all new parents, around all aspects of childcare and parenting, including infant feeding, immunisation, behaviour and parent-child relationships.
  • Help with parental mental health issues including post -natal depression, contraception, smoking cessation and alcohol consumption
  • We also work with partner agencies to protect vulnerable children and families, with particular emphasis on early intervention
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN-D): We work with closely with the local authority and other agencies to provide the ‘local offer.’ This is information and support in a single place for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers, about what services you can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for each child and young person. You can find out more about information about this on


Health Visitors are based at the clinics below. Each team has an answer phone facility and these messages are picked up daily. 

  • Ann Street Clinic, Denton, M34 2AJ   Tel. 0161 366 2229
  • Albion Drive Clinic, Droylsden, M35 7NP Tel. 0161 342 7928
  • Crickets Lane Clinic, Ashton OL6 6NG Tel. 0161 342 7880 / 7889
  • Union St Clinic, Hyde, SK14 1NX Tel.  0161 366 2020
  • Hattersley Clinic, Hattersley Road East, SK14 3EH Tel. 0161 366 3900
  • Stalybridge Clinic, Waterloo Street, Stalybridge, SK15 2AU Tel 0161 366 2150
  • Mossley Clinic, Market Street,Mossley, OL5 0HE Tel 01457 850 512
  • Dewsnap Lane Clinic, Dukinfield, SK16 5AW Tel. 0161 366 2175

Infant Feeding Team

We are a service that works in partnership between Tameside General Hospital and Home Start Breastfeeding Support, to provide information and support to local families, to enable them to breastfeed successfully. 

We offer feeding support at local Breastfeeding Drop-ins and to new mums and babies in Tameside.

The Community Infant Feeding Co-ordinator runs a Lactation Clinic most Monday’s 9.30-11.30am at Flowery Field Children’s Centre, Hyde, alongside the Breastfeeding Drop-in and Healthy Baby Clinic. The Lactation Clinic deals with more complex feeding issues e.g. tongue tie referral and advice, low milk supply, slow weight gain, nipple pain and latching problems. Home visits and telephone support are also offered as required. Pregnant women are also welcome to access the service.

We take referrals from midwives, health visitors, GPs, paediatricians, dieticians and Children’s Centre staff. Local mothers are also able to self-refer by telephone, email or drop-in. All women who are breastfeeding on discharge from hospital are supported by the midwife and health visitor. They are also contacted by Home Start Breastfeeding Peer Support and are offered advice and/or sign- posted into Breastfeeding Drop-in’s or Lactation Clinics as required. We also provide training for all grades of staff, to ensure that we are providing evidence based care and to ensure breastfeeding is supported and protected within our organizations and our communities.

Anyone can self-refer by attending one of the Breastfeeding Drop-Ins / Lactation Clinics. You can also contact us by telephone and email. The Local Breastfeeding Drop-In poster is updated every six months.


Infant Feeding Coordinator (hospital) Lyndsey Lythe 0161 922 4002 / Ward 27, Maternity Unit, Tameside Hospital Infant Feeding Coordinator (community) 

Clerical Support  0161 366 2331 /

Home-Start Tameside & Oldham Breastfeeding Peer Support, Ryecroft Hall

Manchester Road

Infant Feeding Services Manager  Denise Farrow 0161 344 0669 / Mob 07836 269210 /

Children with Disabilities Team (CWD)

Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) is a community service and we work from a range of sites across Tameside and Glossop. We offer assessments and treatment in a variety of places including local clinics, nurseries, special and mainstream schools and young people’s homes. We work closely with families and other professionals to support young people to achieve their potential in all aspects of their life.
  • Our aim is to offer a coordinated family focused service to enable young people to achieve their potential regardless of their level of additional need.
  • We work together to offer assessment, advice and treatment for young people with a range of difficulties.
  • We put the young person and their family at the heart of our service so that their opinions are listened to.
  • We work closely with teaching staff and other professionals to provide integrated care. For young people with lots of professionals involved we may suggest a coordinated approach through a Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and offer families a Lead Professional.
  • We offer training to other professionals and staff who come in to contact with the young person.
  • We are up-to-date with current research to ensure that young people receive the most effective intervention.
  • We can also offer bespoke packages to schools beyond the local offer through a Service Level Agreement.
  • We provide a range of Nursing, Therapeutic, Behavioral and Social Care interventions.


The Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) team is made up of different professionals who can help support your child. Our team includes:

  • The Child and Adolescent Behaviour Support Team (CABS)
  • Community Occupational Therapists
  • Complex Needs Nurses
  • Dieticians
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Portage Workers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Social Care Service Co-ordinators
  • Therapy Team Assistants and Nursery Nurses

We also work closely with:

  • Audiologists
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Orthoptists
  • Paediatricians
  • The Multi-Agency Autism Assessment Team (MAAT)

We are an open referral service and consider referrals from both families and professionals using our Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) referral form. Referrals can also be made using a Common Assessment Framework (CAF).

Children with Disabilities Team (CWD)

Rowan House, Grange Road South, Hyde SK14 5NU

Telephone: 0161 3662050

Fax: 0161 3662080


Learning Disability Health Service

We are a community based service working with adults with a learning disability 18 years and over. We offer a creative approach to health care and hold Person Centred practise as a core to our services. We can work directly with the client and /or carers to address health issues and accept appropriate referrals from all other service areas and individuals. We offer support to all involved with our client group and training where indicated to improve access to health services and healthy opportunities. We operate an open referral system and you are able to self refer via our contact information.
  • We have a wide range of expertise in the community nursing team, behavioural support, GP liaison, hospital liaison, autism specialist, epilepsy specialist.
  • Speech and Language Therapy provides specialist support for those with communication difficulties and eating and drinking problems.
  • Physiotherapy provides treatment and support to adults with a learning disability who have physical challenges.
  • They also support clients to access community services. Advising and supporting on equipment and activity to improve quality of life and lifestyle.
  • Hollingworth Clinic, Market street, Hollingworth SK148HR
  • Tel number: 01457 850450

Orthoptics and Optometry

We provide a vision testing service for all ages and for a wide variety of conditions within Tameside and Glossop.

Children’s services are provided at local community health clinics and at Tameside Hospital when necessary.

Children can be seen by the community optometry service at the local clinic for a glasses test (refraction) and to check that the eyes are healthy. Children are offered a screening of their vision in school when in reception class. If your child attends a specialist education setting, vision testing can be offered in school.

Adults are seen in the outpatient clinic at Tameside Hospital.

If you have vision problems following a stroke you may be seen whilst on the ward as an inpatient, in the outpatient department at Tameside Hospital or in some circumstances in your home. If you have glaucoma, your visual fields and pressures can be monitored by the orthoptist instead of having to see the Consultant Ophthalmologist at each visit. We can help to control double vision and provide exercises for certain eye conditions when necessary. To access the Orthoptic service you need to be resident in Tameside and Glossop or be registered with a Tameside and Glossop GP. We accept referrals from any health care provider and we have an open referral system for children.
To access the Optometry service you need to be referred by the Orthoptist.

  • Orthoptic Department
  • Tameside General Hospital
  • Clinic 9
  • Yellow suite
  • Hartshead Building
  • Fountain Street
  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • OL6 9RW
  • Tel: 0161 331 5154

School Nursing

We aim to promote health, prevent illness and provide support for you child whilst they are of school age. All schools have a contact School Nurse. 
  • We provide a comprehensive immunisation and screening programme.
  • We work with children and families to promote and support healthy lifestyles.
  • We work to improve emotional and mental health in children and raise awareness on how to access services.
  • We support children with bed wetting.
  • We support children with additional needs and ensure children have a school focused care plan.
  • We provide a drop in service within most high schools where young people can obtain confidential advice on any aspect of their physical and emotional health.
  • We work closely with our partners in social care to provide support to families dealing with issues surrounding safeguarding children.
  • We give training to school staff and parents regarding medical conditions which may affect children in school.
  • Our health mentors work with families offering brief interventions to children to improve health and well being.
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEN-D): We work with closely with the local authority and other agencies to provide the ‘local offer.’ This is information and support in a single place for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND) and their parents or carers, about what services you can expect from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for each child and young person. You can find out more about information about this on
We offer an open drop in service for young people and can be accessed through school or local clinic. We take self referrals from young people via school and parents, and referrals from other agencies (with consent from parent or young person).

The page is:

Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) Childrens Speech and Language Therapy

What do we do?

We support families and /or carers whose children:

  • have unclear speech
  • need support developing language
  • need support understanding language
  • find it challenging to use language socially e.g. to develop relationships with other children
  • are stammering
  • need support with eating and drinking safely

Support for the young person may involve 1:1 sessions and / or groups. These sessions may be led by a Speech and Language Therapist or by one of our team of Speech and Language Therapy Assistants.

We also offer training for parents and school / nursery staff to help develop the skills of those that work or have contact with the young person.

We can also work with schools using service level agreements (SLAs). This means that settings can access additional therapy to that which is provided as part of the local offer. For more information about SLAs, please contact the Speech and Language therapy team at Rowan House on 0161 366 2050.

If the young person is under 30 months of age, a referral to the Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) Speech and Language Therapy Team may not be necessary. Attendance at a Communication group at a local Children’s Centre may be recommended. The groups are Baby Babble, Small Talk and Toddler Talk. These groups will enable family members / carers to gain ideas on how to promote the young person’s communication. If insufficient progress is made following the group the staff at the Children’s Centre will refer the young person to the Children with Disabilities Team (CWD) Speech and Language Therapy Team explaining both the progress the young person has made as well as the difficulties they continue to experience. This information is very helpful to a Speech and Language Therapist when deciding whether to offer an assessment. 

Where are we based and where do we work? 

Children’s Speech and Language Therapy is based at Rowan House in Hyde, but we work in a variety of different settings e.g. Mainstream schools, community clinics, special schools, the young person’s home and nurseries.

Who do we work with?

Young people aged 0-19 registered with a G.P. in Tameside and Glossop, their families and / or carers

Children with Disabilities Team (CWD), Rowan House, Grange Road South, Hyde, SK14 5NU.

Telephone:  0161 366 2050


Opening Times

We are open from 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.  We have an answer machine for you to leave a message outside of these times.


The Health and Wellbeing Service

Location: Hyde 

The Health & Wellbeing Team provides information and advice on social groups, services, equipment and financial help that could make your needs easier to manage. Drop in, telephone or email to discuss how you can get the best help for you to continue living independently in your own home.

Just some of the things we can tell you about:

  • Home and adaptations and mobility
  • Equipment
  • Money and benefits
  • Access to social and support groups and services
  • Personal and home safety
  • Transport schemes
  • Staying warm and healthy
  • Much more

We can offer an assessment of your needs, we can help you.

If you have not already, please join and like our Healthy Tameside Facebook page:


  • Address:
  • Hyde Town Hall
  • Corporation St. Market Street
  • Hyde
  • SK14 1AL

Healthwatch Tameside

Location: Ashton-under-Lyne 

Healthwatch Tameside is the independent consumer champion for health and social care in Tameside. 
We listen to local people, and gather information about their experiences of using health and social care services. 
We use this information to talk to the people who arrange (commission) the services and the people who provide the services. We can influence changes which will make these services better for everyone. If we hear about good practice, we encourage this to be shared. If you tell us about something that could be improved, we will talk to the people in charge about this too. (Any information we are given will remain anonymous. We are careful to share ideas in a way which will not identify any individuals.)
We provide an information (signposting) service. We can help you get information, to be able to make an informed choice about what health or care service you (or a family member) might use.
We can help you to understand how the complaints system works, if you are making a complaint about an NHS service you have received.


  • Address:
  • (in the Volunteer Centre)
  • 95-97
  • Penny Meadow
  • Ashton-under-Lyne
  • OL6 6EP

Healthy Start

Find out how you can give your child the best start in life.  If you have a child under 4 years and are claiming benefits then please click here to find out more.


Sexual health & wellbeing for under 25s.
Brook has services across the UK providing free and confidential sexual health services to young people under 25. Our Find a Service tool lets you search all services in England - not just Brook. If you haven’t visited Brook before, our visiting Brook page will tell you what to expect and if you need help urgently, we’ve got all the key numbers you need.

Nutritionalist Resource

Location: Surrey 

At Nutritionist Resource we believe that healthy eating could hold the key to a long and healthy life, which is why we have established a website that provides the public with easy access to nutritional advice from professionals.  We offer information about areas in which nutrition might help, articles written by nutritionists, and the latest industry news.  To ensure the professionalism of our website, all listed nutritionists have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.

To find out more please visit the website listed below.


  • Address:
  • Nutritionist Resource
  • Building 3
  • Riverside Way
  • Surrey
  • GU15 3YL

Smoke Free

Quitting is the best thing you'll ever do, and you're in the right place to do it. Find out why now is the right time to quit. Every cigarette you smoke causes real harm. Learn more about how your body recovers once you stop.

Weight Matters Service

Location: Denton 

The weight matters service is a free NHS weight loss support programme to support the achievement of 10% weight loss. They can help you get to grips with understanding healthy eating, portion control, food labels and support you to be more active. To find out where your nearest programme is running, call - 0161 366 2000.

Open: Contact for Details

Facilities: General Amenities

Referral Method: Self Referral via an Appointment

Cost: FREE

Age Range: 16 Years and Upwards

(please note: you must live in Tameside/Glossop or be registered with a GP in Tameside/Glossop to access this service)


  • Address:
  • Acre House
  • 51a Manchester Road
  • Denton
  • M34 2AF 
  • Contact: Lisa Jowitt
  • Telephone: 0161 366 2000
  • Fax: 0161 366 2011

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. 

Teen Weight Wise

The Teen Weightwise website has been developed, and is managed by, the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the organisation that represents registered dietitians in the UK.

The website was originally funded by a project grant from the Department of Health and the content written by registered dietitians.

Alzheimer's Society

At Alzheimer's Society, we believe passionately that life doesn't end when dementia begins. We are here for anyone affected by dementia, and we do everything we can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

  • Address: Alzheimers Society
  • 43-44 Crutched Friars, 
  • London
  • EC3N 2AE
  • National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 11 22 
  • Or call us on 0330 333 0804
  • Visit:

Stroke Association

We are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. We rely on your support to provide vital services, campaign for better stroke care and to find better treatments. There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes. Even though you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago, stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK. We know we need to change how people think about stroke and challenge the myths surrounding it. We push for greater awareness of stroke and its warning signs and campaign for better stroke care.

Diabetes UK

We are Diabetes UK. Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Diabetes affects more people than any other serious health condition in the UK. More than dementia and cancer combined. That means we need to take action now. Because we’re the leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes it’s our responsibility to lead the fight against the growing crisis. And this fight is one that involves all of us – sharing knowledge and taking diabetes on together.

Different Strokes

Different Strokes is run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors. We have personal experience of the realities of life after stroke. We recognise that the Different Strokes community of younger stroke survivors and family members are the experts in stroke recovery and rehabilitation with first-hand knowledge of the issues and challenges facing families after stroke.

The Patients Association

When things get challenging or difficult, it can be hard to know where to turn. The right information about care and treatment can sometimes be confusing or hard to find. When patients, service users and their families need help, we ensure they get it by providing advice, support and guidance. We believe that everyone has the right to receive the very best care when they need it most.

Why are we here?

We started because no other charity like us existed.

Today we remain the only national campaigning charity covering all of health and social care, that also works directly with patients, and we're pretty proud of that fact.

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:
  • Visit:

Retina UK

Retina UK is the national charity for families living with inherited retinal dystrophies. We fund research and provide information and support to those affected by inherited sight loss and the professionals who support them.

Helpline:0300 111 4000 – Our helpline is operated by volunteers all directly affected with a genetic eye disorder, who genuinely understand the issues faced with daily living.

To find out more about the telephone, online, and face-to-face services offered by Retina UK please visit our website:




Contact information

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0161 342 4260