• Being There - Face to face and telephone befriending

    Face to face and telephone befriending offered on a weekly/fortnightly basis for up to 6 months. Being There is a local charity providing emotional support and practical assistance to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers. Being There provides volunteers trained to listen and respond to concerns and worries to ensure people feel heard. This helps to promote well-being, reduces the risk of anxiety and keeps people connected to others. This service is for people with life limiting illnesses conditions such as cancer, stroke, heart and respiratory illnesses. We also support carers by offering respite and counselling.

    Contact for further details: Suzanne Roberts - Branch Manager
    Contact phone number: 0161 711 0643

    Day: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: Free

    Professional Referral: Yes
    Self Referral: Yes
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: Yes

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: Being There Tameside and Glossop
    Organisation Profile:

    Being There supports people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses (such as strokes, heart and respiratory disease), their carers and families.
    Being There recruits and trains local volunteers managed by a locally placed member of staff.
    Services include one-to-one emotional support, transport support for hospital appointments and group support.

    Charity Number: 1016053