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Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme £15,000
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Bolton Young Persons Housing Scheme

B.Y.P.H.S. is a charity that accommodates and supports young people aged 16 – 25 years who are homeless. Our aim is to prevent rough sleeping, exploitation and harm to young...

B.Y.P.H.S. is a charity that accommodates and supports young people aged 16 – 25 years who are homeless. Our aim is to prevent rough sleeping, exploitation and harm to young people who have found themselves without a home.

Through our supported accommodation projects we also aim to enable young people to develop independence and skills for life. We provide a range of practical and emotional support to young people who are referred to us because they are leaving care, experiencing domestic and sexual abuse, fleeing forced marriage, neglected, living in extreme poverty, experiencing mental ill health and other health issues and family conflict or breakdown.

We offer a range of services so young people can move through our projects on a pathway to independence.

Manchester Jewish Community Care £4,000
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Manchester Jewish Community Care

MJCC was established in 1951 to support visually impaired, disabled, and older people. The Nicky Alliance Day Centre, a project of MJCC, is a purpose built day centre, was f...

MJCC was established in 1951 to support visually impaired, disabled, and older people. The Nicky Alliance Day Centre, a project of MJCC, is a purpose built day centre, was founded in 1987. The Centre serves 150 members who live independently and attend the Centre several times a week. The Nicky Alliance Centre offers a holistic approach to the care of older and vulnerable people, working to prevent isolation and neglect. The Centre also provides respite to carers and families. We have three minibuses to transports members to and from the Centre.

Whilst here, members enjoy a day of interesting activities designed to stimulate and entertain. There are art lessons, exercise classes, reminiscence sessions, computer classes, a book club, and discussion groups. There is live entertainment in the afternoon. The Centre’s facilities include a hairdressing salon, a convenience shop, a multi-sensory garden, computer suite and a library. Members are served a hot, three course, nutritious lunch, and refreshments in the morning and afternoon. MJCC runs a ‘meals on wheels’ service for those who are unable to cater for themselves. There is also a bathing service for those who need help with their personal care. A chiropodist visits daily; a hand nail-care service is also available.

Together with the League of Jewish Women, MJCC produces the Northern Jewish Talking newspaper for people suffering from a visual impairment.

Moodswings £6,000
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Moodswings

Moodswings is a Queens Award winning, charity set up in 1999 to support people with mental health problems and their friends and families. All services are provided free of...

Moodswings is a Queens Award winning, charity set up in 1999 to support people with mental health problems and their friends and families. All services are provided free of charge and much of the work is done by volunteers. Each year Moodswings works with around 1200 people, of whom approximately a third are friends and family. Services include a helpline, one to one support, recovery courses, life skills, groups and activities.

Although specialising in working with people with mood disorders, the charity supports people with other forms of emotional distress. All their work centres around recovery, which means ‘living the best life you can with, or without, the symptoms of emotional distress’. Their aim is to help people develop a better understanding of their symptoms, to manage them and strive to achieve the things they want in life regardless of their difficulties. The charity has a very positive outlook, believing that we can all make a good recovery from emotional distress. We work with people to set short, medium and long term goals and then work towards them together. Many people with severe mental health issues can become isolated so we encourage them to gain social skills and to become part of the community again, giving something back to society which helps them and us. Eventually the people will live full lives without the support of the charity, volunteering, working, socialising and living life to the full.

Rochdale Heartbeat £4,000
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Rochdale Heartbeat

Rochdale Heartbeat is an independent Charity. It supports heart patients in the Rochdale MBC area and surrounding areas. The charity is run by volunteers who have had heart...

Rochdale Heartbeat is an independent Charity. It supports heart patients in the Rochdale MBC area and surrounding areas. The charity is run by volunteers who have had heart problems. It provides moral support for patients and families waiting heart surgery and when recovering post-surgery. Local people benefit from technology donated by Rochdale Heartbeat. We raise funds by holding numerous social events throughout the year. Our fund raising efforts go to purchasing specialised equipment over and above the NHS budget for the Cardiac units at local Hospitals.

Since fundraising began in 1990 we have donated approximately £350, 000. Over the past 18 months we have purchased 22 portable defibrillators which have been distributed to School Sports clubs and churches, throughout the Borough.

T.E.A.M R.I.S.E Project £25,000
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T.E.A.M R.I.S.E Project

T.E.A.M R.I.S.E (Together Everyone Achieves More Respecting Individuals Skills and Experiences) offers a safe and accessible environment to learning disabled adults and thos...

T.E.A.M R.I.S.E (Together Everyone Achieves More Respecting Individuals Skills and Experiences) offers a safe and accessible environment to learning disabled adults and those who are lonely or socially isolated. We have created a warm, welcoming and caring place where individuals can develop new skills, learn new subjects and above all make long lasting and meaningful friendships.

All our sessions are tailored and empathetic and facilitated in a way that encourages all members to take part, the emphasis is having fun whilst learning and members can access a variety of sessions depending on individual needs. We offer education sessions that cover a range of subjects from English to Singing, and all members have received accredited learning certificates on completion of each course. The opportunity to understand business and create our own revenue is offered through our social enterprise which concentrates on supporting members to develop their own small businesses, giving those involved a great sense of pride and achievement.

Our social club gives members the chance to experience a wide range of leisure activities from visiting local museums to ice skating, these excursions are not only fun but help to create a positive community image. These activities are supported by a highly experienced and motivated project Manager and a group of dedicated volunteers who understand and care about each member.

Talbot House Support Centre £4,000
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Talbot House Support Centre

Talbot House is a support centre for parents and unpaid carers of people with severe learning disabilities who live in Manchester. We have supported parents and carers for...

Talbot House is a support centre for parents and unpaid carers of people with severe learning disabilities who live in Manchester. We have supported parents and carers for 40 years and during this time we have helped thousands of families and changed the lives of many individuals for the better. Today this one-stop-shop continues to meet the growing need for advice, information, emotional and social support and advocacy.

During 2016/17, we offered a wide range of services to help parents and carers including:
• Telephone support to 1,500 callers
• Access to training for 80 carers
• Information/education/training for 150
• 220 pamper services
• Carers’ lunches for over 200
• Breaks and day trips for carers (respite) 60
• 72 legal advice sessions
• The Thrive Project for parent carers 50+ assisting 75 families to date
• Long term casework for 275 carers
• Brief interventions e.g. letter writing, form filling for 550

Talbot House works in partnership with statutory and voluntary organisations and agencies across Manchester.

Our motto is “We begin, middle and end it” as Talbot House is there for parents and carers every step of the way. We make sure that people get the right support and the correct person centred plans are put into place. Parent carers are often vulnerable and socially isolated and Talbot House exists to support these hidden heroes of society.

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