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Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Carers Support Group

Thursdays, 1pm to 3pm
19bSchool RoadSaleManchesterM33 7XX
0161 848 2400

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Carers Support Group

Thursdays, 1pm to 3pm

This is a relatively new support group which provides a space for members of the community to discuss their needs and to access a range of support from Trafford Carers Centre.

Trafford Carers Centre is a non-profit organisation that supports unpaid carers looking after someone who lives in the Trafford area.  The majority of our services are free, and everything you tell us will be kept in confidence.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 848 2400
Website
www.traffordcarerscentre.org.uk
Related Organisation
Trafford Carers Centre

Where to go

Name of Venue
Trafford Carers Centre
Venue Address
19b
School Road
Sale
Manchester
Postcode
M33 7XX

When is it on?

Days & Times
Thursdays, 1pm to 3pm

Who is it for?

Offering Services To
Carers
Eligibility Details

We are a registered charity that provides support to unpaid carers looking after someone in the Trafford area. 

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Referral Details

Please contact the centre beforehand if you are interested in attending.

Cost Information
Free

Transitional Plus Care - Offending Behaviour Programmes

Transitional Plus Care (TPC) provides individually tailored, person centred, supported and semi independent living accommodation to young people aged 16 to 18 who are leaving care, custody, are homeless or are under Youth Offending Service arrangements in the community. We have an additional focus on Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic backgrounds and Refugees (BAMER) and young female offenders.

Our Offending Behaviour Programmes are delivered by highly experienced criminal justice programme tutors with a wealth of experience within a range of criminal justice organisations.

We provide Positive Behaviour Changes, Anti Social Behaviour, Impact of Offending Behaviour, Impact of Custodial Sentence, Drugs In Society, Impulsivity & Decision Making, Types of Behaviour/Assertiveness, Factors Leading to Crime, Drug Awareness, Domestic Violence, Assumptions, Relationship Building, Culture, Identity & Respect, Alcohol Awareness and Problem Solving/Dealing with Conflict.

 

Who to contact

Telephone
0151 737 2255
E-mail
referrals@transitionalpluscare.co.uk
Website
website link
Extra details

Online Contact Form

 

Who is it for?

Ages
From 16 to 18 years old

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No

Transitional Plus Care - Supported Living

Transitional Plus Care (TPC) provides individually tailored, person centred, supported and semi independent living accommodation to young people aged 16 to 18 who are leaving care, custody, are homeless or are under Youth Offending Service arrangements in the community. We have an additional focus on Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic backgrounds and Refugees (BAMER) and young female offenders.

We provide a different approach to supported living. The service user will have the right to his/her own tenancy agreement and to have exclusive access to at least part of the property in question. The service user will be fully involved in the planning of his/her own support service. The actual support received will have the aim of supporting the individual to maintain and develop maximum levels of independence within his/her home and the community.

Who to contact

Telephone
0151 737 2255
E-mail
referrals@transitionalpluscare.co.uk
Website
website link
Extra details

Online Contact Form

 

Who is it for?

Ages
From 16 to 18 years old

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No

Transitional Plus Care

Transitional Plus Care (TPC) provides individually tailored, person centred, supported and semi independent living accommodation to young people aged 16 to 18 who are leaving care, custody, are homeless or are under Youth Offending Service arrangements in the community. We have an additional focus on Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic backgrounds and Refugees (BAMER) and young female offenders.

TPC delivers services to the most challenging and hard to engage young people and provide a disciplined, structured and outcome focused service for both the young person and the placing local authorities. Our individually tailored placement plans are developed to address the young person's particular needs. At their heart, they cover independent living, gaining and maintaining employment, training, educational and other previously unsupported needs.

TPC has a national portfolio of accommodation available to young people, including 8 units in Manchester, 10 units in Liverpool and 6 units in Leeds. All the accommodation is located on a single site 'foyer' style which we believe provides a more intensive, supportive and manageable solution to the needs of young people.

Whilst many organisations claim to be different, Transitional Plus Care truly is unique. We are sector focused with over 20 year's experience within the Criminal Justice System. Our team are highly experienced individuals with a wealth of knowledge and skills.

Who to contact

Telephone
0151 737 2255
E-mail
referrals@transitionalpluscare.co.uk
Website
Transitional Plus Care
Extra details

Online Contact Form

 

Who is it for?

Ages
From 16 to 18 years old

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No

BME Intergenerational Drama workshops, Movement sessions, and Performances

Mondays 12.00- 4.00pm Drama & Movement Tuesday 11.00 12.00pm Stage Management & Thursdays 12.00-4.00pm Drama & Movement
54 - 56Seymour GroveOld TraffordLanashireM16 0LN
01618773719

BME Intergenerational Drama workshops, Movement sessions, and Performances

Theatre of the Senses has been creating inclusive theatre with and for excluded people, to challenge stigma and build confidence and self-esteem, with the aim of rebuilding and enriching our community.
We create great drama that makes an unquestionable and positive change to our society and those living in its margins.
Theatre of the Senses gathers and combines stories from the community to challenge both stigma and myths around mental health.

Workshops will consist of drama and movement based workshops that will explore and address issues around mental health. These free workshops will use drama, devising, improvisation, role play, interview techniques, games and exercises, to facilitate the participants in self-examination, self-expression and motivation, to effect changes which will lead to better chances of staying well.

Volunteers You will also experience all aspects of a working theatre production, and have the opportunity to gain new skills in stage management, producing, marketing, and set design. We are now recruiting participants for the project.

Who to contact

Telephone
01618773719
E-mail
theatreofthesenses@gmail.com

Where to go

Name of Venue
Old Trafford Wellbeing Centre blueSCI
Venue Address
54 - 56
Seymour Grove
Old Trafford
Lanashire
Postcode
M16 0LN

When is it on?

Days & Times
Mondays 12.00- 4.00pm Drama & Movement Tuesday 11.00 12.00pm Stage Management & Thursdays 12.00-4.00pm Drama & Movement

Who is it for?

Ages
18 to 106
Supporting People With
Old age
Mental health conditions
Physical impairment
Substance misuse

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Cost Information
this is a Free service to the community

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Parking
Further Details


Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Accessible Toilet
Disabled Parking
Parking

Alchemy Arts

Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm
West, Oakland HouseOld TraffordManchesterM16 0PQ
07939 461045

Alchemy Arts

Alchemy Arts is a media and arts organisation that specialises in using drama and other art forms to create space for seldom heard voices. We specialise in delivering services within local communities helping to build skills, friendships and an environment for individuals to thrive.

Our sessions are creative, interactive and are influenced by the teachings of Augusto Boal and Paulo Freire, focussing on liberation, empowerment and anti oppressive practice. We work creatively to develop positive communication skills and explore issues around self-respect. Sessions actively promote self-awareness, self-confidence and participation.

Alchemy Arts also specialises in working with young Muslims, exploring identity, culture, politics of difference within communities and promoting community cohesion. In addition to Drama, Alchemy Arts also offers Dance, Media and Music sessions to engage participants enabling them to make positive transformational change. Alchemy Arts recognises that not all groups are the same. We work flexibly and ensure that sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the groups involved.

Monday - 10am - 1pm – Get Me Work Ready

BME NEET Community Ages 16 – 25

Education, Employment & Training - 8 week program building the skills needed to empower individuals to become economically independent.

Our project Workshops will incorporate,

  1. Aspirations – Vision, Skills Set, Career Planning – Self Discovery
  2. Writing A Good CV & Applying for Work
  3. Presentation Skills, Confidence & Resilience
  4. Interview Techniques - Role Play
  5. Dress Code
  6. Negotiation Skills
  7. Time Keeping, Communication Skills, Team Work
  8. Budgeting – Financial Management

Tuesday - 10am - 1pm - Dementia Awareness

BME Elderly Community & Carers

 Our Five Key "My Memory Cloud" Outcomes

  1. Challenging Negative Stereotypes of Dementia, Attitudes & Behaviours.
  2. Supporting people living with Dementia to maintain their independence for as long as possible.
  3. Raising awareness of Dementia in the BME Community.
  4. Create a safe space living with Dementia, their friends & carers to increase empathy, understanding& communication.
  5. Develop a Resource Pack for BME Communities in their own community languages. 

 Wednesday - 10am - 1pm - Music & Mindfulness/Alchemy Community Radio/Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodys 

BME Community Ages 16 – 25

Weekly radio material created by local residents in an improvised way on a specific subject that is uploaded each week maximum 5 mins edited music added with a vision of making their own community drama. This wil also act as a vehicle to inform and promote local community, council events, suport local businesses and local groups. Building support for Black and Minority who have been effected by mental health conditions providing support and guidence to look at alterative methods to dealing with Mental Health.

 

Her Say Project - - 1pm - 3pm

Female Counselling, Advice Support & Guidence Especially for South Asian Women, Islamic Counselling 

Thursday - 10am - 1pm - All Equal All Different

Exploring Identity,citizenship & belonging, empowerment, building resilience, self-esteem, self-worth & Confidence, tackling hate crime against all discriminated groups and the reporting of crime against religion, disability, sexuality and race

Friday - 6pm - 9pm - Friday Night Film Project: Be Who You Want To Be

Boost - Confidence, Self Esteem & Assertiveness

An Innovative Film/Media Project For 11-25 Year Olds That Allows Young People To Create A Product From What Effects Them In Society And Life        

  • Short Film
  • Resource Pack
  • Workshops
  • Online Product (Themed Episodes)

Masculinity Project - What is A Man?  With the use of Critical Dialogue and Forum Theatre, explore with participants the concept of ‘Male Identity’, masculinity and the role of a man, and see whether their views, opinions and interpretations differ from those of the previous generation.

To look at the term ‘Male’ historically and explore the concept of ‘The Modern Man’ Create space for participants to discuss critically issues relating to the topic and in doing so enable them to become more aware of the factors influencing their construct on the concept of ‘Man’. The project will cover topics ranging from Relationships, Men in popular culture Mental Health to Domestic Abuse and Child Sexual Exploitation. The project will challenge ideas, foster debate and encourage participants to develop skills in critical discourse and rational thinking. We aim to work with participants in facilitating a short drama piece which will reflect their learning 

Who to contact

Telephone
07939 461045
E-mail
info@alchemyarts.co.uk
Website
www.alchemyarts.co.uk/
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyArtsLimited/
Twitter
https://twitter.com/Alchemy_Arts

Where to go

Name of Venue
Ground Floor
Venue Address
West, Oakland House
Old Trafford
Manchester
Postcode
M16 0PQ
Venue Notes

‘Reach Out So We Reach You’

At Alchemy Arts we work with many partners across the North West and so don’t believe in having one main venue. We are a mobile arts organisation, that personally visit our community or organise specific venues depending on the community we are working with. We find this is much better for our clients so they can explore different areas and get the feel of Alchemy being a fun, safe and educational environment.

Say Hello...

If you would like to get in touch Don't Hesitate To Drop Us An Email Or Call Us On The Telephone.

 

When is it on?

Days & Times
Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm

Who is it for?

Ages
11 - 25
Supporting People With
Learning disability
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum
Dementia
Challenging Behaviour
Substance misuse

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No
Referral Details

Please contact us or vist our website to find out about our current events

Cost Information
Costs vary depending on particular sessions. Please contact us to find out.

How accessible is this service?

Facilities
Wheelchair Access
Interpretation available
Further Details

We are committed to offering services fairly to all people, ensuring that anyone in contact with Alchemy Arts Ltd is treated with respect, promoting equality of opportunity for all persons and promoting a good and harmonious working environment.

Muslim Youth Helpline

Office hours 10am – 6pm
0808 808 2008

Muslim Youth Helpline

MYH is a national award winning charity that provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable young people in the UK.

MYH was founded in August 2001 by young people to respond to the social problems endured by Muslim youth in the UK.

Our core service is a free and confidential Helpline, available nationally via the telephone, email, live chat text and letters. The service uses male and female volunteers trained in basic counselling skills to respond to client enquiries on any issue.

MYH also runs an annual Prison Campaign that sends Eid cards and messages of support to Muslims in prison during Ramadan. We encourage them to contact the Helpline for support via the phone and letter writing. We reach out to an average of 3,000 male and female prisoners each year.

MYH puts young people at the heart of its services and actively recruits young people from the Muslim community to be at the forefront of service delivery.  The majority of our Helpline workers are under the age of 28 years and are drawn from across the ethnically diverse Muslim communities of the UK. 

By omitting the generation gap and the cultural restrictions of an adult-run service, we are able to build the trust of young people and deal effectively with the social pressures that young people from the Muslim community have never before been able to reveal.

Whilst the issues MYH deals with are no different from most other helplines in the UK, MYH is able to provide its clients with faith and culturally sensitive support – something which mainstream services are still unable to provide. By providing safe spaces in which we listen, we are breaking the taboos of silence that prevent young Muslims from talking about their problems which makes them more acute. Young people from all backgrounds contact the Helpline and we never turn anyone away.

Since 2005 MYH has also produced a number of reports on the issues that young people get in touch with us about. These can be found on our website at http://www.myh.org.uk/content/research

MYH does not propagate any religious or political beliefs and seeks only to provide relief to and improve the social condition of vulnerable young people in the UK.

Who to contact

Telephone
0808 808 2008
E-mail
anira.khokhar@myh.org.uk
Website
www.myh.org.uk

When is it on?

Days & Times
Office hours 10am – 6pm

Trafford Council Supported Lodgings

Talbot RoadStretfordManchesterM32 0TH
0161 912 3507

Trafford Council Supported Lodgings

What is Supported Lodgings?

Trafford Supported Lodgings Scheme is part of Trafford's Children and Young People's Service. The scheme recruits local people - 'Lodgings Providers' who can provide safe, secure and supportive accommodation within their own homes to young people aged 16-25. The young people may be in supported lodgings for a variety of reasons e.g. leaving care, family breakdown, bereavement, risk of harm - but all require emotional support and practical guidance in order to develop the skills and confidence to live independently.

Who can be a Lodgings Provider?

Young people come from all walks of life so we need Lodgings Providers from a variety of backgrounds. You may be:

  • A family, single person or couple
  • From any ethnic background
  • Young or old
  • Working or not working
  • With or without children
  • Heterosexual, lesbian, gay or bisexual
  • Disabled or able-bodied

To ensure that safety of young people we carry out a range of police, health and other checks.

Do I need any special skills or qualities?

Being a Supported Lodgings Provider is not about having any particular qualifications but we ask that you:

  • Get on with teenagers and enjoy their company
  • Can provide a clean, comfortable room within a safe and secure home
  • Are warm, caring and patient
  • Have a non-judgemental attitude
  • Flexibility to adapt to the needs of individual young people
  • Want to help a young person succeed

What's in it for me?

  • A rewarding experience - being a Lodgings Provider can give you a sense of satisfaction knowing that you are making a positive difference to the life of a young person.
  • Support and training - The scheme will offer you training and support to help you in your role of Lodgings Provider.
  • An opportunity to earn some extra money - Lodgings Providers receive financial support.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 912 3507
E-mail
maureen.ajayi@trafford.gov.uk
Related Organisation
Children in Care Service

Where to go

Name of Venue
Trafford Town Hall
Venue Address
Talbot Road
Stretford
Manchester
Postcode
M32 0TH

Who is it for?

Ages
From age 16 to 25 years old

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No

The Manchester Shelter - Supported Housing for Homeless Muslim Women

The National Zakat Foundation has established dedicated shelters for homeless Muslim women in various parts of the UK.

The shelters provide a safe haven for destitute women who have nowhere to turn in times of desperate need. As well as accommodation, we aim to provide a number of different support services to enable women to better cope with any difficulties they are facing and rebuild their lives in a positive manner.

The shelters are not intended for long-term occupancy as we wish to help women move on and resettle back into the community.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 785 9426
E-mail
AfiaKamal@thp.org.uk
Website
https://www.nzf.org.uk/OurWork/ManchesterShelter

Where to go

Name of Venue
Please contact for information

Who is it for?

Ages
16 plus
Eligibility Details

Those being referred must be:

  • a single woman, self-defining as Muslim
  • over the age of 16
  • in need of the service of shelter
  • homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • in need of low to medium levels of support
  • willing to accept a package of support
  • willing to comply with terms of the licence agreements and house rules
  • willing to accept that the accommodation based service will normally be available for 12 weeks in which time we will aim to move the occupant in to more suitable accommodation. This may increase depending on individual cases.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

If you wish to refer to the service, please contact Afia or email thresholdliving@thp.org.uk  or complete the attached referral form, as well as an application form for anyone who wishes to make an application to funds available from NZF.

Where referrals are unsuccessful, there may be other avenues for support available from the NZF. The project aims to build the confidence, skills, access to services and financial stability for customers to live independently.

Cost Information
Free

Aanchal - Supporting Asian Women

We’re a women’s organisation that assists women affected by physical as well as mental, financial, sexual and emotional domestic abuse. Our guiding principle is that we will never turn our back on a woman in need of our help. And we won’t give in to bureaucracy at the expense of real lives. While some statutory agencies turn women away because they don’t have the right legal status or their situation doesn’t quite fit into the agency’s remit, we’ll do what we can to help. Regardless.

We address needs that are immediate: we help women leave abusive situations and refer them to appropriate shelters. We help them access financial support. We also address their emotional needs by helping them through the initial trauma. We provide counselling and support groups to get them on their feet. And we address long term needs: we are setting up sustainable educational programmes that enable these women to go from victims to fully independent citizens.

Who to contact

Telephone
0845 451 2547
020 3384 9412
E-mail
info@aanchal.org.uk
Website
aanchal.org.uk/

Who is it for?

Ages
All ages
Eligibility Details

Asian women

Jeena Project

609Stretford RoadUrmstonManchesterM16 0QA
0845 450 4247

Jeena Project

The project delivers one to one and group information and advice and awareness sessions for South Asian women, regarding sexual and reproductive health and well being in Trafford and Salford. The aim of the project is to increase awareness, testing, screening and access to relevant services by providing culturally sensitive and relevant information and advice in a number of languages. For further information and free and confidential support call or email.

The work is delivered by a highly experienced bilingual outreach worker.

The service offers advice, information awareness and support on all aspects of sexual health, hiv infection, prevention methods, reproductive health, screening and testing. Other topics also include the menopause and general health and nutrition awareness.

Who to contact

Telephone
0845 450 4247
E-mail
jeena@theBHA.org.uk
Website
https://www.thebha.org.uk/jeena

Where to go

Name of Venue
Black Health Agency
Venue Address
609
Stretford Road
Urmston
Manchester
Postcode
M16 0QA

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

The Jeena project is targeted at South Asian Women living in Trafford And Salford.

Please see website if you require any further information.

Forced Marriage Advice and Information

Forced marriage definition: "A marriage conducted without the valid consent of one or both parties, where duress is a factor". Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses". 

Are you worried about being forced into a marriage either in the UK or abroad or have you been forced to marry against your will? No one has the right to force an individual to marry. No major world faith condones forced marriage. You have the right to choose who you marry. Forced marriage affects both males and females.

If someone is forcing you to marry or you have been forced into a marriage against your will they may have broken the law in the UK and in other countries. If you are leaving the UK and fear you will be forced to marry:

  • *Contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  • *Write down the address and telephone number of the British High Commission / Embassy in the country you are going to; your passport number and date of issue; and the name and address of a relative in the country you are visiting. Keep this with you.
  • *Make sure you take some money in case you need to make a phone call or for transport.
  • *Take a mobile phone that works abroad.
  • * When you arrive contact the nearest British High Commission or Embassy.

Leave as much of the following information as possible with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

  • *Name as on passport (essential).
  • *Passport number, date and place of issue.
  • *Date of birth (essential).
  • *Recent photograph.
  • *Parents names (essential).
  • *Address and telephone number in the UK.
  • *Details of where and who you will be staying with abroad (essential).
  • *Date expected to return.
  • *Details of reliable friend or relative in the UK.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 856 7757
Website
https://www.gov.uk/stop-forced-marriage
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/forcedmarriage

Who is it for?

Ages
All ages

How to use this service

Referral Required?
No

Karma Nirvana - Honour Network Helpline

Helpline is open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, leave a safe voicemail message outside these times
08005 999 247

Karma Nirvana - Honour Network Helpline

A new national helpline for victims of forced marriage and honour-based violence is now up and running. Called the ‘Honour Network', the dedicated helpline is run by the charity Karma Nirvana, which helps survivors of honour crimes and forced marriages.

The phone line is staffed by survivors who understand what the victims are going through. Anybody who feels they need help can call our helpline.

Alternatively, if you're afraid you're going to be taken abroad and forced into marriage, you can also call the Forced Marriage Unit on 020 7008 0151.

Who to contact

Telephone
08005 999 247
Website
Karma Nirvana

When is it on?

Days & Times
Helpline is open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, leave a safe voicemail message outside these times

Who is it for?

Ages
Karma Nirvana does not discriminate between age
gender
sexuality
faith or no faith.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Cost Information
Free

Hope Young Refugee Service

339Stretford RoadHulmeManchesterM15 4ZY
0161 868 0382

Hope Young Refugee Service

Many young refugees and their families are forced to flee because of war, persecution and torture. Yet the treatment they receive here is often far from welcoming. Hope Young Refugees Project aims to turn this around. We support young people aged 13 to 25 years, from all over the globe who seek to rebuild their lives in Manchester. Our beneficiaries include: refugees, unaccompanied asylum seeking children, young migrants, and all other international new arrivals to the region.

We work with young people to improve their wellbeing by organising activities and group work, delivering one to one case work for more vulnerable young people, providing information and advocacy, running a regular drop in servce, creating opportunities for young people to build their own peer support; helping them to develop the life skills they need to live independently. For more information about our groups and services please contact us.

The Refugee Toolkit‌ - an online tool, funded by the Department of Health, for all adult and children’s services practitioners, education, health and other agencies in contact with refugee and asylum seeking families, particularly those working with families affected by ill-health and disability and where there are young carers.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 868 0382
Website
Refugee service
Related Organisation
The Children's Society

Where to go

Name of Venue
The Zion Centre
Venue Address
339
Stretford Road
Hulme
Manchester
Postcode
M15 4ZY

Who is it for?

Ages
13 to 25 years

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

This service is available to people who live in Manchester or have a link to Manchester.

Please contact Katie if you require further information.

Cost Information
Free

British Red Cross - Greater Manchester Refugee Services

Bradbury House, 10Brindley RoadCity ParkManchesterManchesterM16 9HQ
0161 888 8932

British Red Cross - Greater Manchester Refugee Services

The British Red Cross helps vulnerable people in crisis. We help asylum seekers and refugees access essential services and adjust to life in a new country.

Our orientation service helps vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers adapt to life in a new country by offering:

  • Short term, one-to-one advice and support in adjusting to a new environment
  • Help with accessing health, education, welfare and legal services
  • Information about local facilities such as libraries, pharmacies and post offices
  • Links to local community groups, play groups and English language classes
  • Details of other services and agencies assisting refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Travel assistance service for refugees who are looking to be reunited with their families.

Many of our trained volunteers come from refugee backgrounds themselves and speak over 20 languages.

When matching volunteers and service users we always strive to provide someone who knows the local area and we consider language needs and gender.

The Red Cross helps those asylum seekers unable to obtain support from the state and local authorities.

This may be because their cases have been fully determined (rejected) or because they have been granted asylum but are having problems moving onto employment or mainstream benefits.

Working in partnership with five projects across Greater Manchester (St Brides, Rainbow Haven, Oldham Unity, BRASS and Salford Food Parcels) the Red Cross offers destitute asylum seekers and refugees:

  • Food parcels, toiletries and money for a daily bus ticket
  • Help in accessing legal advice, support and accommodation
  • Details of useful health and educational institutions

Women’s integration and support project (WISP)

Thursdays 10am - 2pm

WISP helps refugee and asylum seeking women adjust to life in Britain by providing educational and social opportunities and the chance to meet other women in a friendly setting where young children are welcome and catered for. We give women the opportunity to improve their English and other skills, while providing a supportive environment in which they can relax and enjoy themselves.

Activities can include informal English language support, signposting, information sessions, arts and crafts workshops and trips during school holidays.

Bridge men’s group

Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm

Bridge aims to help refugee and asylum seeking men facing isolation, disorientation, boredom and loneliness.

We offer the opportunity to make new friends and learn skills relevant to integration into a new city and culture. This can include IT tasters, orientation tours of Manchester city centre, jobs and volunteering workshops, first aid training and football tournaments.

Who to contact

Telephone
0161 888 8932
Website
Red Cross

Where to go

Name of Venue
British Red Cross
Venue Address
Bradbury House, 10
Brindley Road
City Park
Manchester
Manchester
Postcode
M16 9HQ

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Yes
Referral Details

To make a referral please contact: 0161 888 8932 or Fax: 0161 888 8901 or email: gmrs@redcross.org.uk

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