Tameside Winter Support Contacts

Tameside Winter Support Contacts
Published date: 
Monday, 30th November 2020

Tameside support services, community activities, and other help available over the winter period.

Dementia United  
Dementia United have collated a page of resources for those living with Dementia including resources from national organisations and those they work with in Greater Manchester. 

Silver Cord
Silver Cord is a befriending service available to anyone in Tameside and Glossop who is suffering from the distressing effects of isolation and loneliness. The service is free to those in need and it is provided by trained, DBS-checked volunteers from partner churches across Tameside. For more information call Debs T: 07446 893445.
Silver Cord Christmas Day Dinners - For people that live in Tameside and Glossop who will not have any face to face contact on Christmas Day.  To book a place email your / the person's details to admin@silvercord.co.uk or call T: 03337721939. Silver Cord Christmas Dinner Poster

Active Tameside
Active Tameside’s Great Christmas Takeaway is an initiative set up to give something back to the community, so have a meal on us this Christmas! Over a three-night period, Active Tameside is providing Tameside residents with the opportunity to register for a free takeaway meal for themselves and their family. There will be a set menu of Chicken Curry & Rice, Mince & Vegetable Hotpot, Vegetarian Pasta and a vegan option. Families with children will also be given a selection box as a surprise on the night.
All meals will be prepared fresh at our community cafes and will be delivered cold in microwavable containers for you to heat at home. This is for food hygiene safety reasons. Written instructions for re-heating will come with each meal bag. We will have five vans delivering across all four Tameside localities, serving up to 250 meals, with over 75 stops each night. Meals will be delivered by our staff, who will be volunteering and wearing their Christmas jumpers
To register your interest and receive a free meal(s), please complete this form in full and return it to christmastakeaway@activetameside.com
The deadline for applications is 18th December.

Greater Manchester Mental Health
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has dedicated a page to wellbeing for everyone – how we can look after our wellbeing during times of social restriction.

Off the Record
Person-centred 1:1 counselling service for children and young people aged 10-25 in Tameside Specialist 1:1 counselling. Weekly drop-in for young people in ‘immediate crisis’ including skype drop-in.
T: 0161 355 3553. 

Mind Matters Call In
A new direct telephone line for people wanting support for their mental health and emotional wellbeing. The Peer support workers and mental wellbeing practitioners will offer direct support over the phone and also support people into other services as required. Available from 10am until 2pm Monday to Friday. T: 0161 470 6100

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind
Mind is a mental health wellbeing centre offering counselling, courses, workshops, advice, drop-ins e.g. welfare rights and housing support, veggie cafe and internet access. T:0161 330 9223.

Healthy Minds Talking Tharapies
Providing 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.
T: 0161 716 4242.

Be Well Tameside

Offering support to make those small changes that can have big benefits to your health and wellbeing. T: 0161 716 2000 

Age UK Tameside

Offering support and services for older people and their families. T: 0161 308 500 E: info@ageuktameside.com

Being There Tameside

Being There isrunning a telephone listening line to offer emotional support to existing and new clients at this difficult time. T: 0161 711 0643  and E: tameside@beingthere.org.uk

In addition to the telephone befriending,  also offering Counselling Support and 2 online groups: one focused on Wellbeing (6 week course) and a social group that will run until they resume face to face services again.

Healthwatch Tameside

Healthwatch provides information and support to help people to access NHS and social care services. They can also help you if you want to complain about NHS or public health services.

0161 667 2526

Diversity Matters North West

Diversity Matters North West is an independent local charity working to combat health inequalities and social exclusion and to promote community cohesion in Tameside.T: 0161 368 3268 

Tameside Carers Centre

While walk-in access has been temporarily suspended, carers can still get information, advice and support. T: 0161 342 3344.