Help and support in your local area


Last updated: 7 April 2021

These are unprecedented times and we understand that some of our customers may find that they are experiencing difficulties during this uncertain time.

You may be unable to access necessary food supplies or may need help collecting medicine, but help is out there. It's especially important to take care of your general health and wellbeing during this time.

We have put together a list of all the organisations and businesses that are working together in each location to provide much-needed help to those who need it. Some of the projects on this list will be able to provide immediate support, for example, food banks and Coronavirus support lines, and some will be able to provide long-term support such as employment and skills support, as well as fuel, furniture and mental health advice.

To find out more information about what support is available in your local area, please click on your local authority from the drop-down below:

Food support

Ashton Churches Together (ACT)-
A foodbank in Ashton town centre and 31 Satinwood Close (WN4 9NL)
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - email actfoodbank@aol.co.uk or call 01942 273 721

Support line

Barnsley LA Contact
A coronavirus support line for food.
Suitable for anyone in need.
How to get in touch - call 01226 774 444 or visit barnsley.gov.uk/covid-19
Lines are open from 9am-4pm.

Support line

Blackburn with Darwen Help
A coronavirus support line that can help with food provision, befriending and isolation support.
Suitable for single local authority point of referral.
How to get in touch - call 01254 588 111
Lines open 9am-5pm.

Befriending and isolation support

Age UK Befriending Service
Befriending and isolation support for people over 50.
Suitable for anyone 50+.
How to get in touch - call 01254 266 620

Employment and skills support

Blackburn with Darwen Adult Learning
Offering a variety of courses, both accredited and non-accredited.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01254 507 720

Food support

Blackburn Foodbank
Operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am-2pm (The Oaks, Oakenhurst Road, Blackburn BB2 1SN)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01254 672 756 or email info@blackburn.foodbank.org.uk

SAMS at Blackburn - Waste not want not
Offering food parcels (contact the number early in the morning for assistance).
Suitable for anyone in need.
How to get in touch - call 01254 291 271

Khyber Blackburn
Offering free hot meals for older people, single parents and those in self-isolation. Free delivery and discount for NHS staff.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - text your name and address to 07534 998 584 or 07452 984 200

Furniture support

British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical
Cheap reused furniture and electricals.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01254 867 670

Furniture: help with getting household essentials (Council)
This scheme will assist the most vulnerable of the borough in maintaining their independence within the community or when they are returning to the community. The scheme will not provide assistance through the award of money but will purchase and deliver household items to successful applicants.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01254 585 444 or email housingneeds@blackburn.gov.uk

Support lines

Corona Kindness
A coronavirus support line providing help with food provision, medication, befriending and isolation.
Suitable for single local authority point of referral.
How to get in touch - call 0808 196 3080 or email helpneeded@blackpool.gov.uk

Blackpool Foodbank
A support line if you need help accessing food items.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07707 017888

Employment and skills support

Changing Futures - UR Potential
Offering a full employment support package with CV/interview skills and training sessions.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01253 344 398

Blackpool Volunteer Centre
Suitable for informal chats with an advisor to link you with local volunteer opportunities. Drop in weekdays from 10am-1pm.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01253 301 004 or visit South Lodge, West Park Drive, Blackpool FY3 9EQ

Bright Direction Training
Support with funded SIA, CSCS, care and retail course.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 07539 002 846

Blackpool Adult Learning
Work experience programmes offer a quality placement, functional skills and best possible chance on progression in multiple areas inc. retail, white good refurb, business admin etc.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01524 426 622 or email office@furniturematters.org.uk

Blackpool Centre for the Unemployed
Supporting people through advice, training and support.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01253 523 178

Jobs and computer skills drop-in sessions
A volunteer-led session at Anchorsolme Library to help people with computer skills - you can use the public computers or bring your own. Runs every Thursday afternoon from 2-3pm.
Suitable for all adults looking to build and enhance their skills.
How to get in touch - call 01253 853 588 or email anchorsholme.library@blackpool.gov.uk

Salvation Army
Hosting a job club every Wednesday from 12pm, and also offering further advice and guidance for homelessness.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - visit the centre at Blackpool Citadel Corps, Raikes Parade, Blackpool FY1 4EL

Christians Against Poverty
Hosting a job club every Monday morning with IT support from 10.30am.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - visit the centre at Alfred Street, Blackpool or call 01253 770 646

Progress - Employment Support
Progress support disabled people into paid employment, resulting in the right person being in the right job for them. Their target group are those living with significant disabilities, mental health issues, as well as those who are vulnerable.
Suitable for those living with a disability or mental health issues.
How to get in touch - call 01253 477 287 or visit 1-2 Lockhead Court, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool FY4 2RN

Food support

Blackpool Food Partnership
A group of organisations looking to tackle food poverty, through provision not food and working with the council to tackle the underlying causes of food poverty.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01253 358 842

Blackpool Foodbank
Offering three-meals-a-day food parcels to families and individuals who are unable to get their shopping.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email info@blackpoolfoodbank.co.uk

Furniture support

Furniture Matters
Second-hand and refurbished furniture for low-income households who may otherwise struggle, to avoid the need for high interest loans etc.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01253 749 888

Kensington Foundation
Recycled furniture packages, canal boat grants and crisis fund grants also available.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01253 761 444

Extra support

Jack in the Box Toy Banks
Help for low income families to provide for their children’s play. Toys are available throughout the year for collection by a support worker
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01253 761 444

Support line

Bradford Local Authority Contact
A coronavirus support line:
Monday - Friday (8am-6pm)
Saturday - Sunday (10am-4pm)
Suitable for a single local authority point of referral.
How to get in touch: www.bradford.gov.uk/browse-all-news/press-releases/helpline-launched-for-vulnerable-people/

Support line

Burnley Together
A coronavirus support line for food, medication, fuel and isolation support.
Suitable for single local authority point of referral.
How to get in touch - call 01282 686 402
Lines open from 9am-5pm.



Employment and skills support

Princes Trust
A varied programme for young people to grow and improve career prospects.
Suitable for anyone under 30.
How to get in touch - call 0800 842 842 or text for 07983 385 418 for a call back. Alternatively call Janice Bradley direct on 07506 692 154

Linkbridge Community Support Centre
A variety of different courses, both accredited and non-accredited.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01282 715 574

Thursby Gardens Community Action Group
Providing digital skills, ESOL, community courses and employability support.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01282 435 759

Food support

Spacious Place
Their food delivery model engages, assesses, supports and transforms. Using teams of fully trained volunteers, they deliver direct to the homes of the people needing their help. Working across Burnley and Padiham, they have over 100 local agencies making regular referrals.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email food@spaciousplace.co.uk or call 01282 222 030

Chai Centre Foodbank in Burnley
Offering food parcels (Hurtley Street, Burnley BB10 1BY)
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - email noorfoodbank@gmail.com

Burnley Community Kitchen/Foodbank
Offering food parcels (Unit 83, Upper Market Square, Charter Walk Shopping Centre, Burnley)
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01282 448 577 or email communitykitchen@burnleyfc.com

Furniture support

Emmaus
A charity superstore offering a wide range of cheap household items and furniture (Ivy Street, Burnley BB10 1TD)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - drop by and visit them on-site

Support line

Bury Community Hub
Coronavirus support help line offering aid with food delivery, medication deliveries and isolation support.
Open 9am-5pm every Monday-Friday.
Suitable for single local authority point of referral.
How to get in touch - call 0161 253 5353

Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Providing career guidance, work experience, volunteering, health, justice and family support.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 763 8733

Bury Employment and Support Training
Service offering advice, support and practical assistance to disadvantaged and disabled customers to get into employment; independent living, independent travel.
Suitable for people living with a disability.
How to get in touch - call 0161 253 6588

The Attic Project- Bury
Providing free course available for people who need it. There are also other community events/projects such as free guitar tuition
How to get in touch- 0161 258 6145

Food support

Porch Boxes
A charity providing crisis packs of food and toiletries for people who are in urgent need.
Suitable for low income households.
How to get in touch - call 0161 761 5908 or email porchboxes.wordpress.com

Befriending and isolation support

Bury VCFA
Assisting others who have care or support needs or who are feeling isolated.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0161 518 5550

Support line

Cheshire East Helping Line
A dedicated coronavirus support line.
Suitable for a single local authority point of referral.
How to get in touch - call 0300 123 5034

Employment and skills support

East Cheshire Work Hubs
CV writing/ career advice/ information on training courses and qualifications. Providing free internet access. Drop-ins available in Macclesfield, Crewe, Middlewich, Congleton, Knutsford and Holmes Chapel.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01260 290 682, call 07850 724 932 or email lisa.alcock@cheshireeast.gov.uk 

Food support

We Are Knutsford
Shopping and foodbank drop-off service.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - 01565 364 785 or visit the website www.weareknutsford.org

The Welcome Centre
COVID 19 updated-support with food hampers, food deliveries and online/telephone support.
Suitable for anyone who needs support.

Furniture support

Changing Lives in Cheshire
Referrals can be made via a Neighbourhood Service Manager for furniture provision.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01606 827 120

Fuel support

Save Energy Advice Line
Free and impartial energy advice to residents living in Cheshire East.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0800 118 1692 or 0151 637 3670

Befriending and isolation support

We are Knutsford
Befriending and isolation support for older people and those who are currently vulnerable or in isolation.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01565 364 785

Support line

Cheshire West and Chester
A dedicated helpline to provide advice and support, and where necessary make arrangements for food, medicines and social contact. 
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0300 123 7031 (8am-7pm)

Food support

Livewell
Livewell's website has lots of information on meals, food and practical support.
https://livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/Categories/4855

General coronavirus support

Livewell
Livewell's website contains lots of advice and guidance around COVID-19.
https://livewell.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/Categories/4854

Support line

Derbyshire County Council
A support line to help you access food, medication and combat isolation.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01629 535 091
Lines open Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) and Saturday (9am-1pm)
https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/if-you-need-help/if-you-need-help.aspx

Derbyshire Corona Contact
A coronavirus support line that operates Monday-Fridays (9am-5pm) and Saturdays (9am-1pm).
Suitable for single LA point of referral.
How to get in touch - 01629 535 091

High Peak Community and Voluntary Support
http://highpeakcvs.org.uk/directory.asp

Food support

Loundsley Food Bank
A foodbank (Loundsley Green Community Centre, Cuttholme Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 4QU)
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 07984 589 456 or visit chesterfield.foodbank.org.uk

The Compass Food Bank
A foodbank (West Bars, Chesterfield town centre S40 1AZ)
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 07984 589 456 or visit chesterfield.foodbank.org.uk

Volunteer Centre Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire
A shopping and delivery service for those self-Isolating or housebound. Delivery available.
Suitable for older people.
How to get in touch - call 01246 276 777

Befriending and isolation support

Volunteer Centre Chesterfield and NE Derbyshire
Buddying, home visiting and telephone support for anyone in need.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01246 276 777 or email janet@chesterfieldvc.org.uk or dave@chesterfieldvc.org.uk

Age Concern Chesterfield and District
Telephone befriending service - main contact with older people (55+) who are isolated, lonely and in need of companionship.
Suitable for those aged 55+.
How to get in touch - call 01246 273333 or email enquiries@ageconcernchesterfield.org.uk

Employment and skills support

Key Charity
Offering employment mentoring including confidence building, CV help, work experience, life skills and goals.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - visit www.keycharity.org.uk/how-can-we-help-you/employment-support/ or email help@keyyouthcharity.org.uk

Community Resilience and Employment Team (CREST)
CREST work in partnership with people who access the service, carers, mental health specialists, employment providers, housing services, third sector agencies, sports and arts communities, education providers and environmental agencies to provide the opportunities and community connections for individuals to improve their health and wellbeing.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01257 278 136

Lancashire Adult Learning Work Club
Work club assisting with CV support, interview skills and more. Operating from Chorley Library on Mondays from 9.15am-12.15pm.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0333 033 1717

Food support

Chorley Citizens Advice
To obtain vouchers to use at foodbanks around Chorley and to be signposted to one, customers need to visit the citizens advice office (Chorley Office, 35-39 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 2SW)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0344 245 1294

Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Providing career guidance, work experience, volunteering, health, justice and family support.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01302 249 089

Food support

Trussell Trust Foodbanks (across South Yorkshire)
For information, visit www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/

Support line

Fylde Corona Contact
Support line for anyone affected by coronavirus.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01253 658 448

Lancaster Customer Service Line
Support line for customers.
Suitable for anyone based in Lancaster.
How to get in touch - call 01524 582000


Employment and skills support

Lancashire Adult Learning
A variety of different courses, both accredited and non-accredited.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0333 003 1717

The Growing Club
The Growing Club CIC is a not-for-profit organisation who provide a fantastic range of skills training and opportunities for women, using a creative and alternative peer support model.
Suitable for unemployed women.
How to get in touch - call 07892 712 417 or email admin@thegrowingclub.co.uk

Lancashire Adult Learning Work Club
Offers work clubs, CV support, coaching with interview skills and more. Operates at Lancaster Library from 9.15am-12.15pm.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0333 003 1717

Food support

Digmoor Foodbank
Evermoor Hub, formerly Digmoor Community Centre (1 Birleywood, Digmoor, Skelmersdale WN8 9HR)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01695 727 483

Skelsmerdale Foodbank
Open Mondays from 11am-3pm and Thursdays from 10am-12pm at the Ecumenical Centre, Northway, Skelmersdale WN8 6LU.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07989 052 832 or email info@skelmersdale.foodbank.org.uk

The Olive Branch
A foodbank in Lancaster (The Olive Branch, 1 Westbourne Road, Lancaster LA1 5DB)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01524 555 715 or email info@the-olivebranch.org.uk

Ribble Valley Foodbank
Open Fridays from 11am-1.30pm at St Paul's Church, Church Street, Longridge PR3 3TN.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07849 534 431

Nelson Community Mosque Foodbank
Food parcels and help for over 60's with shopping, medical supplies and other essentials.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07873 282 580

Colne Open Door
Offering food parcels at 1 Great George Street, Colne BB8 0SY.
Suitable for anyone.

Fylde Foodbank
Offering food parcels at the Annex, United Reformed Church, St Georges Road, Lytham St Annes FY8 2AE.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01253 727 455

Inspiring Grace Foodbank
Offering food parcels at Ultimate Strength and Fitness Gym, Brunswick House, Brunswick Street, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 0HP.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call07908 249 741 or email feeding@inspiringgrace.co.uk

RAFT Foundation, Rossendale
Offering food parcels at Suite 35, 3rd Floor, Hardmans Business Centre, Rawtenstall.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - email info@raftfoundation.org

Fuel support

Crisis Support Scheme
If you have a pre-paid meter but do not have enough money to top it up, they may be able to provide some temporary help. If you meet the criteria you will be issued with a crisis heating payment.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0300 123 6735

Extra support

Red Rose Recovery
Running projects in communities with their volunteers.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01772 821 440 or 07795 684 426

Befriending and isolation support

Community Outreach UK
A befriending and support service for older people, single parents and those self-isolating.
Suitable for those who qualify above.
How to get in touch - call 07857 585 960

Lancashire Council of Mosques
Providing assistance with shopping collection and delivery, medication collection and health care visits, friendly phone calls to overcome loneliness, friendly children support and practical support at home.
Suitable for anyone in need.
How to get in touch - call:
Abdul Adam: 07470 925288
Musa Haldarvi: 07790 561429
Maksud Yusuf: 07736 842441
Hafiz Chirag: 07736 842441
Female support through Sophia: 01254 663414

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership
Befriending and isolation support for anyone affected by coronavirus.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01254 888 614

East Lancs Community Focus Project
A befriending and support service for older people and those living with mental health or disabilities.
Suitable for those who qualify above.
How to get in touch - call 0300 323 0965

Support line

Manchester City Council helpline
Support line for Manchester residents.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0800 234 6123
Lines open Monday-Saturday (8.30am-5.30pm)

Employment and skills

Princes Trust
Various programme for young people to grow and improve their career prospects.
Suitable for under 30's.
How to get in touch - call 0800 842 842 or text 07983 385 418 for a call-back

The Growth Company
Offering a full employment support package, CV/interview skills and training with transport costs covered.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 359 3338

Code Nation
3-week or 12-week course teaching skills to get a job in the technology industry. No experience needed and does link into apprenticeships and employment.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0333 050 4570 or email admissions@wearecodenation.com

Manchester Community Central
Training opportunities, information, advice, guidance and job opportunities. Support for community groups, charities etc.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0333 321 3021 or visit their website at www.manchestercommunitycentral.org

Smart Works
A UK charity that provides high quality interview clothing and interview training to women in need.
Suitable for unemployed women.
How to get in touch - call 0161 974 0670 or email greatermanchester@smartworks.org.uk

Start Smart
Help for anyone looking to become self-employed in Greater Manchester. They provide 1-1 mentoring, workshops, seminars, support with finance and much more.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 507 6366

Street League
Sports, fitness, movement and employability programme. General employment skills; interview techniques, CVs etc are mixed in with personal development skills; teamwork, interpersonal skills etc. as well as sports.
Suitable for under 30's.
How to get in touch - email michael.worrall@streetleague.co.uk or call 07887 530346

Hideout Youth Zone
A brand-new centre with a number of volunteering and employment opportunities.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - email paul.lewis@hideoutyouthzone.org.uk

YES
Centre delivering support for jobs, skills and opportunities.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 720 4090 or email yesinfo@yesmanchester.co.uk

Back on Track
They have accredited and non-accredited courses for people with a history of either mental health, addiction, homelessness or criminal behaviour. Number of volunteer opportunities available as well as employment support.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 834 1661

Career Connect
Support information for getting into education, employment and training for young people.
Suitable for under 18's.
How to get in touch - call 0800 012 6606 or email eet@careerconnect.org.uk

Breakthrough
Support for adults with learning difficulties looking for work, as well as training courses.
Suitable for those living with a disability.
How to get in touch - call 0161 234 3950

Groundwork
Offers support through volunteering, work placements, training and employment opportunities.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 220 1000

ALL FM
Radio training for anyone who is out of work - can improve confidence, interview skills, IT skills, communication skills and is lots of fun.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 248 6889 or email ed@allfm.org.uk

CV and Jobs Search - Longsight Library Learning Centre
Support for job searching and CV writing. Run by First Asian Support Trust.  Drop-in service - no need to book. Runs every Wednesday from 10am-4pm.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 227 3706 or visit Longsight Library (519 Stockport Road)

 Digital drop in
Offering support with computer-related issues. Run by Adult Education. Drop-in service - no need to book. Runs every Friday from 9.30am-12pm.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 227 3706 or visit Longsight Library (519 Stockport Road)



Befriending and isolation support

The Gaddum Centre
Befriending for over 60s and anyone who is socially isolated.
Suitable for over 60's.
How to get in touch - call 0161 214 3939

MCB (Muslim Council of Britain)
Befriending and isolation support for over 60's, single parent households or those with special circumstances.
Suitable for those who qualify to the above criteria.
How to get in touch - call 0161 205 6662

LINK Good Neighbours
Befriending and isolation support for over 50's.
Suitable for over 50's.
How to get in touch - call 0161 225 1064

Didsbury Good Neighbours
Befriending and isolation support for the older people's network.
Suitable for older people.
How to get in touch - call 07749 504 298

Mental health support

GM Mental Health Trust
24/7 helpline for anyone who feels the situation is impacting on their mental health.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01205 483 071

Food support

The Bread and Butter Thing
Discounted food service.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - breadandbutterthing.org

Open Kitchen
A food catering social enterprise. Home cooked meals and a delivery service and support for those who are currently struggling to get out to access food/meals. Please only contact though if there is nothing else available locally.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - email info@openkitchenmcr.co.uk

Feed My City
Free hot meals to anyone in need. Operating on Thursdays from 4-6pm (Coverdale Baptist Church, Coverdale Cres, Ardwick, Manchester M12 4FG)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - https://feedmycity.org/- admin@feedmycity.org

Hulme Community Grocer
Operating Tuesdays from 12-3pm (Aquarius Centre, 21 Eden Close, Hulme, M15 6AX). Pay £2.50 get £12 worth of food. You have to live within 15 minutes’ walk of the grocer to access their services.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email info@hmhc.co.uk or call 07305 325 369

Hulme Community Pantry
Operating Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-4.30pm (3-5 Malvern Row, Hulme, M15 4FD). This service is available to all no matter what their status. We benefit all those who need to supplement their grocery shop. Buy 10 items for £3 or shop as normal to supplement your weekly shop.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0161 868 0266 or email hulmepantry@gmail.com

Ardwick and Longsight Food Bank
Free food parcels for those in need. Operating on Mondays from 1-3pm and Thursdays from 2-4pm.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 273 3977 or visit www.ardwickandlongsightfoodbank.org

Fallowfield Community Grocer
Operatings Friday from 9.30am-12pm (The Place, Platt Lane, Fallowfield M14 7FB). Membership costs £2.50 for £12 groceries. Open to people living within 15 minutes’ walk.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email info@hmhc.co.uk

Barakah Food Aid
Cooking and delivering food parcels for elderly residents.
Suitable for older people.
How to get in touch - call 07506 527 523

Rainbow Surprise
Surplus food distribution service (12a Crumpsall Lane, Manchester M8 5FB).
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 07751 855 229, call 09515 110 208 or visit rainbowsurprise.com

Mustard Tree
Crisis packs and food pantry service.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0161 850 2282

Community Grocer (Coverdale and Newbank)
Community food-sharing membership project. With £2.50 you can buy around £12 worth of food and household items. Membership is for those living within a 15 minute walk away. Operates every Wednesday from 6-7pm (for working families) and every Thursday from 11am-2.30pm.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07913 540 680 or email info@coverdaleandnewbank.com

Feed My City
Free hot meals to anyone in need. Operates Thursdays from 12-3pm (Transformation Resource Centre (CAHN), 11 Richmond Grove, Longsight, Manchester M13 0LN)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - visit https://feedmycity.org/ or email admin@feedmycity.org

Employment and skills support

Lancashire Adult Learning Work Club
Work club offering CV support, interview skills and more. Operating from Morecambe Library on Thursdays from 9.15am-12pm.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0333 003 1717

Food support

Morecambe Bay Food Bank
Offering food parcels (West End Community Centre, Westminster Road, Morecambe LA4 4JE)
Suitable for those in need of support.
How to get in touch - call 07591 763 130 or 01524 874 004

Support line

Coronavirus support line
The main Oldham support line during the coronavirus crisis which provides assistance with food and medication. Lines are open weekdays from 9am-5pm and 11am-2pm at weekends.
Suitable for single local authority point of referral.
How to get in touch - call 0161 770 7007


Employment and skills support

Positive Steps
Offering career guidance, work experience, volunteering, health, justice and family support.
Suitable for under 18's.
How to get in touch - call 0161 621 9400

Key Ring Employment Support
Employment agency for people with learning disabilities, supporting people to get ready for a role and helping people to find a role.
Suitable for those living with a disability.
How to get in touch - call 07813 988 564 or email claire.gleeson@keyring.org

Get Oldham Working
A free service offering skills, mentoring, jobs fairs, CV support etc.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 770 4674 or email employability@oldham.gov.uk

Oldham Lifelong Learning
Various courses provided including maths, English, ESOL etc. Courses do incur costs.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0800 525 956 or email lifelong.learning@oldham.gov.uk

Food support

Impact Community Church Food Share Project
A drop-in centre for homeless people.Food parcels provided every Wednesday from 10am-12pm, with soup and sandwich provisions on Mondays from 1-2.30pm (Block Lane, Chadderton OL97BQ)
Suitable for those who find themselves homeless.
How to get in touch - email info@impactchurch.co.uk

Chadderton Community Church
Offering free refreshments and food parcels. Operates on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm (Garforth Street, Chadderton OL9 6RW) 
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07842 207 498 or visit www.chaddertoncommunity.org.uk/fare-share/

Oldham Trussell Trust
Operating a food provision service - food bank voucher is required for use. Operating Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11am-2pm and on Fridays from 11am-4pm (The Three Crowns Centre, 1-3 Manchester Street, Oldham OL1 1LE)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email andrew@oldham.foodbank.org.uk or visit http://oldham.foodbank.org.uk/

Ukeff
Providing support around food aid, advice and signposting to support. Also offers hot meals and food parcels. Operates Mondays from 12-2pm (72 Yorkshire Street, Oldham OL1 1SR)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0161 660 6818 or visit http://www.ukeff.org/

Furniture support

Bulky Bob's Ltd
Bulky Bob’s has donated furniture to people living in crisis for over 25 years and there is a shop in the Oldham warehouse which sells pre-loved furniture at low prices, aimed at low-income families, and offers discounts for customers in receipt of benefits.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - drop in to Unit A at Oldham Central Trading Park, Coulton Close, Oldham

Support Line

Preston Together
Preston Together is a free Community Hub service for people in the city who need support. They are working with partners across the County to support the most vulnerable in our community who are facing difficulties, worries and loneliness as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
How to get in touch - 01772 906777 or support@preston.gov.uk 
Opening hours: Monday - Friday (9am-5pm)

Wellbeing support

Lancashire Wellbeing Service
A targeted service helping with adults with long term mental health conditions, low-level emotional health, lifestyle or social issues. Can be offered up to 8 sessions over a three-month period to reduce dependency, create positive behavioural change, self-care and provide alternatives to medical and clinical care.
How to get in touch - 0345 013 8208 
Opening hours: Monday - Friday (8am-6pm)

Befriending and isolation support

Age Concern Befriending
Over 60 networks across Preston, South Ribble, Chorley and Fylde Coast. 
Suitable for those aged 60+.
How to get in touch - call 01772 552 850 (and press option 0)

Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Offering a full employment support package, CV/interview skills and training with transport costs covered.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01772 920 750

Lancashire Adult Learning Work Club
Offering work clubs, CV support, interview skills sessions and more at Preston Harris Library on Thursdays from 1-4pm.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0333 003 1717

Lancashire Council Employment Support Service
This service provides extra support to help people with a disability or long term mental health condition get back into work- employment advice, CV and interview support etc.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01772 537 468 or email employment.services@lancashire.gov.uk

Work Academy
Work academy is a course funded by Preston City Council, run over a period of 8 weeks with activities including confidence building, one to one guidance, employability skills, peer group support etc.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01772 760 760 or email stephanie.lpinson@intact-preston.org.uk

Food support

Noor Foodbank
A Preston based foodbank based in Noor Hall (Noor Street, Preston PR1 1QS)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email hello@noorfoodbank.co.uk or visit www.noorfoodbank.com

Community Pantry
This services operates as an informal foodbank- referrals are not required. Operating on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm (454 Watling Street Road, Brookfield, Preston PR2 6UA)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email parishofribbleton@gmail.com

Community Supermarket
This is a community supermarket where you can take home a bag of food for £3. Operating Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9.30am-12pm. If you wish to attend, you must call in advance as numbers are limited.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email lynda.lockwood@intact-preston.org.uk or call 01772 760 760

Luv Preston
A food bank that accepts self-referrals and can deliver parcels to homes. The service will also work with individuals to find more sustainable solutions.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email jackmcvicar@luvpreston.com or call 01772 298 107

Furniture support

Gift92
Gift92 support people leaving care, individuals or families escaping domestic abuse, victims of fire or flood and the formerly homeless. The service is provided after referrals on behalf of the customer.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - 01772 716 572

British Heart Foundation Furniture & Electrical
Offering lots of low-cost good quality furniture with new stock every day (based at 38-42 Friargate, Preston PR1 2AT)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - 01772 507 344

Support line

Rochdale Community Hubs
Support line for anyone who needs help with emergency food parcels or referring to fuel support supplier.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01706 923 685 (working hours) or call 0300 303 8875

Befriending and isolation support

Rochdale befriending service
Befriending and isolation support for people who are socially isolated or older people.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01706 572 453

Royal Voluntary Service
Befriending and isolation support for older people.
Suitable for older people.
How to get in touch - call 0161 871 2011

Employment and skills support

Positive Steps
Providing support with career guidance, work experience, volunteering, health, justice. and family support.
Suitable for under 18's.
How to get in touch - call 0161 621 9290

Employment Links Partnership
Offers information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. They offer confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 01706 646 471 or email employment.links@rochdale.gov.uk

Food support

The Pioneer Pantry
For a small membership cost, the shop provides a range of items including fresh products and toiletries. Operates on Friday afternoons between 12-3pm (Rochdale Pioneers Museum, 31 Toad Lane, Rochdale OL12 0NU)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01706 524 920 or email museum@co-op.ac.uk

Rochdale Trussell Trust
Provides food provision - a food bank voucher is required to access the service. Operates Monday to Friday from 11am-12.45pm (8 South Parade, Rochdale OL16 1LR)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email info@rochdale.foodbank.org.uk or visit their website at rochdale.foodbank.org.uk

Furniture support

British Heart Foundation - Rochdale Furniture & Electrical Store
Discounted furniture and home appliances based at The Wheatsheaf Centre, Rochdale OL16 1JZ.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01706 540 380

Support line

Rotherham Council 
Providing support to those affected by the pandemic. Can assist with food, medication deliveries, fuel support and isolation.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01709 807 319


Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Providing career guidance, work experience, volunteering, health, justice and family support.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01709 257 130

Food support

Shiloh Rotherham
Offering food parcels with a continued cafe drop-in (limited service so please call in advance to book). Operates at 15 Station Road, Rotherham S60 1HN.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01709 559 504

Trussell Trust Foodbanks (across South Yorkshire)
For information, visit www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/

Befriending and isolation support

Crossroads Care
A befriending and isolation support service.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01709 360 272

Support line

Spirit of Salford
Coronavirus support line for food, medication, fuel, isolation and more.
Suitable for single local authority point of referral.
How to get in touch - call 0800 952 1000

Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Offering a full employment support package, CV/interview skills and training with transport costs covered.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 359 3592

Salford Jobs Club
Partnership of RP's who have commissioned the running of four job clubs across Salford.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call Phil Boardman on 07847 528 458

Salford Lifestyles
Community centre delivering a range of services and training opportunities.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - email nickburke@insideworkout.com

Langworthy Cornerstone
Community centre delivering a range of services and training opportunities.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 212 4400

SEARCH
Linking Salford residents with jobs in Salford and nearby areas.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 743 3662 or email search@gcemployment.uk

Banana Enterprise
Providing self-employment support, training and mentoring.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - visit www.bananaenterprisenetwork.co.uk/contact-us.html

Salford CVS
Register for volunteering opportunities.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 787 7795

Salford Foundation
Employment support and accredited training for young people and adults across Greater Manchester.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161787 8500


Digital drop in
Offering support with computer-related issues. Run by Adult Education. Drop-in service - no need to book. Runs every Friday from 9.30am-12pm.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 227 3706 or visit Longsight Library (519 Stockport Road)

Digital Phoenix Computer Drop In
A free drop-in with mini tutoring.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 212 4400 or visit Langworthy Cornerstone on Thursdays from 1-3pm (451, Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ)

Food support

Emmaus
Emmaus run a food pantry, as well as furniture reuse and volunteering opportunities service.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0161 737 8379 or email info@emmaussalford.org.uk



Salford Assist
Support with food parcels, baby banks and other financial advice, Gateway centres are located in Eccles, Pendleton, Swinton and Walkden. Must have a local connection to Salford.
Suitable for everyone.
How to get in touch - call 0800 694 3695

Mustard Tree
Crisis packs and food pantry service.
Suitable for everyone.
How to get in touch - call 0161 850 2282

BHF Salford Furniture and Electrical Store
Providing cheap furniture and household appliances (37 Hankinson Way, City Shopping Centre, Salford M6 5JA)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0161 736 3679

Fuel support

Salford Foundation
A free service offering advice and support to adults and young people at risk of falling into fuel poverty.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 787 8500 or email joanne.allen@salfordfoundation.org.uk

Money management support

Salford Foundation
Salford Foundation's money management team offer a free and confidential service to people who need advice. They offer an assessment of finances and help with budgeting, debt advice, benefits etc.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 787 8500 or email julie.williams@salfordfoundation.org.uk

Support line

Sefton Council
A support service for local residents - they may be able to directly offer support or signpost you to an alternative service/organisation who can help.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0345 140 0845 or fill in this form

Support line

Sheffield City Council
Coronavirus support line.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch -  call 0114 273 4567
Lines open 7 days a week (08:45am-4.45pm)


MCDT - Vulnerable Support (S2 postcode only)
Offering practical help, particularly for elderly and vulnerable residents.
Suitable for older people and those in vulnerable groups.
How to get in touch -  call 0114 278 9999

SCC
Support those aged 70+ who are vulnerable - providing help with food, fuel and medication.
Suitable for those aged 70+.
How to get in touch -  call 0114 205 7120

Age Better Sheffield
Providing practical support and access to therapists.
Suitable for those aged 50+.
How to get in touch -  call 0114 2900 294

Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
Practical assistance and befriending for the visually impaired.
Suitable for those who are visually impaired.
How to get in touch -  call 0114 272 2757

b:friend
Offering 1-1 support, social events and telephone volunteer help in response to coronavirus.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch -  call 07523 698 530

Royal Voluntary Service - Good Neighbours
Offering home visits and helping individuals to stay independent. The service is mainly aimed at older residents who are most isolated/at risk when entering hospital.
Suitable for older people at risk.
How to get in touch -  call 0114 399 0086

Domestic abuse support

Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline
A support network for domestic abuse victims.
How to get in touch - call 0809 808 2241 for free on weekdays from 8am-8pm or on Saturdays from 9am-5pm (not open bank holidays).Outside of these hours call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Providing career guidance and advice on work experience, volunteering, health, justice and family support.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 212 2067

Park Centre and Library
Hosting IT provisions, a library and various classes.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 273 9611 or email parkcommunityaction@gmail.com

Manor and Castle Development Trust
Multiple services including employment support, co-ordinate adult learning, ESOL and IT. As well, they also have various wellbeing projects, exercise classes and parenting courses.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - contact Felix Dyer on felix.dyer@greatplaces.org.uk

Voluntary Action Sheffield
Connecting people to volunteer opportunities, as well as training courses and job opportunities relating to the third sector. 
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 253 6600 or email info@vas.org.uk

Sheffield Volunteer Centre
Part of Voluntary Action Sheffield, they offer advice and support for people looking to volunteer in Sheffield. 
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 253 6649 or email vc@vas.org.uk

Hope English School
This organisation specialises in providing ESOL classes to asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable adults.
Suitable for asylum seekers, refugees and other vulnerable adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 360 1264 or visit www.hopeenglishschool.org

SAVTE (Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English)
Offering ESOL classes, conversation clubs and 1-1 homes lessons.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 253 6644

Groundwork
Helping people develop their potential through education, employment, enterprise and environment. Supporting to help people overcome barriers into work through skills training and on the job experience.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 263 6420

The WEA
A training provider for adult learning which is subsidised/ free for unemployed/those who are low-income.
Suitable for low-income households and unemployed.
How to get in touch - call 0114 242 3609 or email yorkshumber@wea.org.uk

The Suit Works
A free service to help unemployed people of all ages to succeed at interview by building confidence and self-esteem through personal styling.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 07468 646 776 or email info@thesuitworks.co.uk

New beginnings at VAS

Helping asylum seekers to settle in, get involved in employment, education, volunteering etc.
Suitable for newly-settled asylum seekers.
How to get in touch - call 0114 253 6655

Remploy
Employment support for people living with a disability and those with complex barriers.
Suitable for living with a disability.
How to get in touch - call 0300 456 8029

Opportunities Sheffield
A council-ran main employability service; they help to create jobs and breakdown barriers to employment.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 229 6168

 

Food support

Foodworks
A Food Pantry project with cheap food available and a 'cooking on a budget' programme.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 07542 379 246 or email info@thefoodworks.org

Pantry Project
Located at The Park Centre, attendees can access £15 worth of food for £3.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0114 275 7497 or email parkcommunity@gmail.com

S2 Food Bank
Community and faith organisations coming together to provide food parcels to those in need.
- St Swithuns (open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2-4pm - contact 07804 406 267)
- Salvation Army (open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm - contact 0114 273 1778)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - visit s2foodbank.org.uk or call 07804 406 267

S13 Foodbank - Handsworth Foodbank
Food provision for the S13 area of Sheffield.
Suitable for anyone in the S13 area.
How to get in touch - call 07559 878 715 or email foodbank@sheffieldchristianlifecentre.co.uk

 

Furniture support

Emmaus
A furniture re-use, recycle and recycling centre with cheap furniture.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0114 272 0677 or email enquiry@emmaus-sheffield.org.uk

St Vincent's
Tackling furniture poverty with starter packs.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0141 270 3990 or email info@svpfurniturestoresheffield.org.uk

Fuel support

National Energy Action
Agreement to offer surgeries to help people pay their energy bills etc.
Suitable for anyone in need of help.
How to get in touch - contact Felix Dyer on felix.dyer@greatplaces.org.uk

Extra support

Wybourn Families Centre
Offering parenting classes, health visitor clinics etc.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 272 7796

City of Sanctuary
Providing an introduction into life in Sheffield, as well as offering relaxation support and advice.
Suitable for asylum seekers and refugees.
How to get in touch - call 0114 221 1845 or email admin@sheffield.cityofsanctuary.org

Smoke Free Sheffield
Free support service to help individuals stop smoking.
Suitable for under 18's.
How to get in touch - call 0800 612 0011

The Old Rectory
A community hub with programmes for all ages; lunch clubs, over 55's tea parties, craft groups and so on.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 269 2537 or email tim@orh.org.uk

Youth and parenting support

Green Estate
Offering youth activities - free of charge for S2 postcodes.
Suitable for young adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 272 7796 or email info@greenestate.org

Positive Parenting
Practical advice and support for parents.
Suitable for parents and carers.
How to get in touch - call 0114 205 7243 or email sheffieldparenting@sheffield.gov.uk

Wellbeing and mental health support

Christian Life Centre
General community development programmes, litter picking, cooking classes, foodbanks etc.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 270 0997

Dover Court Surgery
Gardening/allotment and mental wellbeing activities are on offer.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0114 270 0997

Sodit
A service for women who have depression or have experienced mental health distress.
Suitable for qualifying women.
How to get in touch - call 0114 242 1700 or email info@sodit.org


Employment and skills support

Lancashire Adult Learning Work Club
Offering work clubs, CV support, interview skill workshops and much more.
Operates at Leyland Library on Tuesdays from 9.15am-12.15pm.
Suitable for all adults.
How to get in touch - call 0333 003 1717

Support line

Healthwatch Stockport
Telephone support line which can offer support with food, fuel and befriending/isolation.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0161 974 0753

Stockport Council coronavirus hotline
A support line for vulnerable people.
Suitable for vulnerable people.
How to get in touch - call 0161 217 6046
Lines open Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) and Saturdays (10am-4pm)

Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Full employment support package, CV/interview skills and training with transport costs covered.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - all 0161 476 7400

Help from Stockport Council

Stockport Council have gathered a comprehensive list of all the support and services in the local area. Click on the links below to be taken through to their website:
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/coronavirus-help-vulnerable-people/coronavirus-helpline-for-vulnerable-people
https://www.stockport.gov.uk/coronavirus-help-vulnerable-people/where-to-find-help-if-youre-a-vulnerable-person

Support line

Tameside Council with Action Together
Telephone support line for emergency food provision, medication deliveries, signposting to fuel support and national befriending helplines.
How to get in touch - call0161 342 8355 and selection option 5


Employment and skills support

Positive Steps
Providing career guidance and advice on work experience, volunteering, health, justice and family support.
Suitable for under 18's.
How to get in touch - call 0161 621 9292

Routes to Work
Routes to Work are a supported employment service within Tameside Council. They offer support for people with disabilities/mental health /drug and alcohol issues/ substance misuse/ autism/ or acquired brain injury who resides in the Tameside area.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 342 5200 or drop-in at The Basement, Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, Tameside SK16 4LA

Ingeus
A work and health programme that's open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-5pm (Tameside Centre for Enterprise, 1st Floor Innovation Suites, Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 7SF)
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01612 400 285 or email employment.bureau@pluss.org.uk

Hyde Community Action
Free 1-1 employment sessions and providing help with CVs, application forms and interview skills. Various dates - phone to check when the next session is running.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 368 3268 or email info@hydecommunityaction.org.uk

Food support

Tameside East Trussell Trust
Foodbanks
- New Life Church, St James Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6SF (Open Thursdays from 1-3pm)
- St Matthews, Dean Street, Stalybridge SK15 2JD (Open Mondays and Tuesdays from 11am-1pm)
- St Johns, Vicarage Drive, Dukinfield SK16 5HZ (Open Fridays from 12-2pm and Saturdays from 10am-12pm)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email info@tamesideeast.foodbank.org.uk/ or call 0161 304 9308

Ashton CAB
CAB stocks a small number of basic items for emergency food parcels. This can be accessed on Fridays from 9.30am-12pm (Clarence Arcade, Stamford Street, Ashton OL6 7PT)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0300 3309 706 or visit www.tamesidecab.org.uk

Hyde & District Fellowship of Churches
Operating on Mondays (1-2pm), Thursdays (10-11am) and Saturdays (12-1pm) (The Central Methodist Church, Crook Street, Hyde SK14 1NQ)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 0161 368 1392

Droylsden & District Trussell Trust
Operates on Fridays from 12-2pm (St Mary's Church, Church Street, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7BR)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email info@droylsdendistrict.foodbank.org.uk

Salford Food Parcels
A food parcel service operating on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm (Lifestyle Salford, 219 Langworthy Road, Salford M6 5PW)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email lifecentreonline@gmail.com

Coffee4Craig
A 24/7 foodbank service available upon request. All you need to do is arrange with one the team to meet at The Woolpack, Belvedere Road, Pendleton M6 5HE.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07543 590 330 or email hendrix@coffee4craig.co.uk/dee.lowry@coffee4craig.co.uk

The Launch Project
A mobile pantry service. Each households membership is £4 which allows each home to receive £25 worth of food (Pendleton Way, Salford M6 5FW)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - visit https://thelaunchproject.org/ or email pantry@thelaunchproject.org

The Emmanuel Centre
A free drop-in providing a space for people relax and have a drink or a hot meal. Operates Wednesdays from 10am-3pm (The Emmanuel Centre, 174 Langworthy Road, Salford M6 5PN)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - finance.rainbowhaven@yahoo.co.uk

FoodCycle Salford Langworthy
Hot meals every Tuesday from 6pm - no evidence required (Langworthy Cornerstone, 451 Liverpool Street, Salford M6 5QQ)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - email langworthy@foodcycle.org.uk

Furniture support

Willow Wood 'The Pad'
A high street charity shop selling reconditioned, second-hand furniture (15 Shepley Street, Stalybridge SK15 2AH)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - visit www.willowwood.info/support-us/our-shops/our-local-shops/high-street-shops

2nd Generation Furnishings
They collect all household goods that can be reused, recycled and redistributed to help families turn their houses into homes and help them sustain their tenancy (George Street, Ashton OL6 6AQ)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - visit www.2ndgenerationfurnishings.co.uk/contact-us/opening-hours/

Fuel support

Infinity Initiatives Fuel Poverty Project
The Fuel Poverty Project provides support to individuals identified as being in fuel poverty. This includes liaising with energy providers about incorrect tariffs, deal with landlords re their responsibilities, provide advocacy, identify unnecessary consumption, deal with benefit issues, identify energy efficient equipment, training on how to use less energy, provision of slow cookers and emergency equipment to increase warmth.
How to get in touch - call 0161 339 6137 or email info@infinitycic.uk

Citizens Advice Fuel Poverty Project
Offering advice around fuel poverty (Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6BH)
How to get in touch - call 07739 100 424 or email nigel.morgan@tamesidecab.org.uk

Support line

Trafford Community Response
Telephone support line for essential food items, isolation support and emergency medication deliveries.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0300 330 9073

Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Full employment support package, CV/interview skills and training with transport costs covered.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 0161 674 9966

United Response
Employment support for adults with disabilities.
Suitable for adults living with a disability.
How to get in touch - call 0800 088 4377

Food support

Old Trafford Community Support
Community support for older people and those with underlying health problems.
Suitable for older people.
How to get in touch - call 07508 986 004

Trafford Community Response Line
Providing support with shopping, other errands, practical support and emergency food parcels in Trafford across five undisclosed locations.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 0300 330 9073

Cracking Good Food
Deliveries of cooked meals made from surplus food for people in self-isolation, poverty or who have been made redundant.
Suitable for those who qualify from the above criteria.
How to get in touch - visit crackinggoodfood.org/about-us/contact/

Mental health support

Mental Health Trust
A 24/7 helpline for anyone who feels the situation is impacting on mental health.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01204 483 071

Support line

Wigan Self-Isolation Support Line
Telephone support line offering help with food shopping and befriending.
Suitable for anyone.
How to get in touch - call 01942 489 018

Employment and skills support

The Growth Company
Offering a full employment support package with CV/interview skills, training with transport costs covered.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 01942 527 770

Supported Employment Service (SES)
The role of the Supported Employment Service (SES) is to support people with a disability or long-term health condition to gain and sustain paid employment. Offers interview techniques, work placements, applying for jobs etc.
Suitable for those living with a disability.
How to get in touch - call 01942 828 439

The Brick Works
The Brick Works offers training to increase the employment opportunities for people who are unemployed for a variety of reasons (The Brick Works, 4 Hodson Street, Wigan WN3 4EN)
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - 01942 417 290

Ingeus
Wigan employment services at Waterway House, Canal Street, Wigan, WN6 7NQ. Operating on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-5pm.
Suitable for unemployed adults.
How to get in touch - call 07553 361 541 or email employment.bureau@pluss.org.uk

Food support

The Brick Foodbank
Wigan’s largest foodbank - ran by volunteers and supplied by donations from businesses and the public (The Brick, 10 Arcade Street, Wigan WN1 1LU)
Suitable for low-income househokds.
How to get in touch - call 01942 236 953

Compassion in action
A foodbank and distribution network operating from 9am-5pmat Linstock Way, Atherton, Greater Manchester M46 0RS.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01942 262 636 or email enquiries@compassionaction.info

Kingsleigh Methodist Church
Open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am-12pm (King Street, Leigh WN7 4LR)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07762 788 783 or call 07980 881 925

Atherton Parish Church
Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-3pm (Market Place, Atherton, Manchester M46 0DD)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 07980 881 925

Furniture support

Wigan Furniture and Electrical Store
This store sells a range of quality preowned furniture and appliances. Sofas from £95, beds from £65, wardrobes from £40, tables from £25 and chairs from £10 (41-43 Mesnes Street, Wigan WN1 1QP)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01942 446 200

Compassion in action
Furniture store and distribution operating from 9am-5pm (Linstock Way, Atherton, Greater Manchester)
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - call 01942 262 636 or email enquiries@compassioninaction.info

Fuel support

AWARM
A free service provided for those living on a low income struggling with fuel bills; efficiency advice, boiler checks, energy tariff advice, fuel vouchers etc.
Suitable for low-income households.
How to get in touch - 01942 404 261

Substance misuse support

Addaction
Addaction are a community substance misuse service for adults and young people aged 10-24 years. Services include assessment, prescribing, psychosocial, criminal justice support and employment support.
Suitable for people aged 10-24 with substance misuse problems.
How to get in touch - call 01942 827 979