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tameside

Organisation

How they can help

How to contact them

Tameside Community Hub

The Tameside Community Hub has been established by local organisations to provide support for the most vulnerable people in the area. 

It can support people who do not have any other way of sourcing food and medical supplies. They are also helping vulnerable residents to access hardship grants.

Please only contact the hub if you require help accessing food or medical supplies and have no other means of doing this. 

Call them on 0161 342 8355, Monday to Wednesday 8am to 5pm, Thursday: 8am to 4:30pm, Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm. 

Council Tax Support

You can submit an application for Council Tax council tax support / reduction online which is a benefit in place to help those on low income/benefits cover their council tax bill

Call them on 0161 342 3708 

 

Or apply online here.

Tameside Citizens Advice

Tameside Citizens Advice provide free, confidential and impartial advice to residents of Tameside. You can go to them with all sorts of issues such as money, benefit, housing or employment issues. 

They are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Call them on 0300 330 9076.

 

Reach them on their email advice service at advice@tamesidecab.org.uk

 

Speak to them on webchat here.

Citizens advice free advice sessions 

Every Wenesday from 10am-1:30pm there are FREE Citizens Advice sessions in Haughton Green, alternating between the Oasis Community Resource Centre and the Haughton Green Centre. 

We can help you deal with debt, get expert guidance about managing your money, benefits, Universal Credit and tax credit. 

To find out the location each week check the Oasis Community Centre Facebook page.  

Oasis Community Resource Centre, 2 Tatton Road, M34 7NP Manchester

OR

The Haughton Green Centre, Tatton Road, Haughton Green, Denton, Manchester, M34 7PH

Step Change

Step change offer free debt advice and can help you get your finance back on track.

Visit their website: https://www.stepchange.org/contact-us.aspx 

Call them on 0800 138 1111 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm

National Debtline

National Debtline give free and independent debt advice over the phone and online.

Visit their website: https://www.nationaldebtline.org/

Call them on 0808 808 4000 from Monday to Friday 9am – 8pm and Saturday 9:30am – 1pm

GMPA Money Advice Toolkit 

Greater Manchester Poverty Action is a not-for-profit organisation that works to prevent and reduce poverty across Greater Manchester. Use their money advice referral tool to maximise your income and find out where you can go to for support and advice. 

Visit their website: Money Advice Referral Tools - Greater Manchester Poverty Action (gmpovertyaction.org)

Email: 

contact@gmpovertyaction.org

 

Illegal money lending team

The illegal money lending team have the power to investigate and prosecute loan sharks and illegal lenders. You can report a loan shark to them anonymously and access local support.

Visit their website: https://www.stoploansharks.co.uk/contact-us/

Call them on 0300 555 2222 any time of day or night 

Email reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.gov.uk

Text the lenders details to 07860 022116

Sound Pound

Sound Pound are a network of Greater Manchester loans and saving providers called Credit Unions.

Find your local Credit Union on their website: https://soundpound.co.uk/

Minds Matter

Minds Matter help with everyday issues that affect your mental wellbeing.

At the moment, you might feel anxious, stressed, worried or frustrated.

Mind Matters have a team of mental wellbeing practitioners, peer support workers and counsellors who can help you to manage and overcome your difficulties.

They can help you:

– Address current problems

– Gain a new understanding of your difficulties and develop new ways of coping

– Make positive changes in your life

– Talk about your difficulties in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.

To access their service call them on 0161 470 6100 or speak to your GP.

 

Find out more here.

 

 

Being there

Being There is a small charity providing emotional support and practical assistance to people with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, along with those closest to them, such as family, friends and carers.

They are currently offering a telephone listening line to offer emotional support at this difficult time. Please leave a message with contact details if the line is busy and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Call them on 0161 217 1373 

OR 07709 522631

 

Find out more information here.

Manchester Homeless Aid UK

If you are over 65 and you are self-isolating with symptoms diagnosed by a medical professional, you can request a free basic food hamper to be delivered.

Call them on 07973 214603 or 07821 454855.

Age UK

Age UK Tameside is focusing on supporting their customers and clients who are self-isolating. Their Get Up and Go and Information and Advice services are still open.

For information and advice call 07943 272 253.

 

For get up and go call 0161 308 5000

 

 

Groceries

If you are struggling to get supplies at normal supermarkets, lots of the local grocery stores in Tameside are still open for business offering delivery and collection options for customers.

Find a list of local grocery stores here.

GM health hub – living life to the full

Living Life To The Full is one of the most used resources for improving feelings, beating stress and boosting ability to live well.

Developed by award-winning expert Dr Chris Williams, It has been proven to positively change people's lives in the UK, Europe and America.

GM Health Hub want as many people as possible from across Greater Manchester to also enjoy these benefits.

So they’ve made Living Life To The Full easily available, totally free of charge, for all residents.

 Access the course here.  

Shout

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Text shout to 85258 or find out more here. 

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society offer support and advice for people affected by dementia.

 Call them on 0333 150 3456.

TaxAid

TaxAid is a small independent charity that provides free, professional tax advice to those on low incomes. They are a safety net for those who cannot be assisted by HMRC because they need independent advice, or calculations, or they are in dispute with HMRC.

By low income they mean those on incomes of approximately £20,000 or less (before tax, individual income, with some flexibility to give one-off advice on tax debt where our income remit exceeded).

 

Call them on 0345 120 3779 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

 

Or send them an email query here.

Action Together

They support people to get help, providing opportunities to get better connected to what is going on in their local community and find the support they need. They Strengthen community and voluntary groups by providing support to run their group, find and secure resources and work together to do more.

Tel: 0161 339 2345 95-97 Penny Meadow, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6EP  https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/

St Mary's Foodbank Haughton Green Denton

Free food parcels available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

www.stmaryshg.org.uk telephone: 07479256785

NESTAC - Ear For You Covid 19 support line for BAME communities

A third of Covid-19 patients are from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic population (BAME). ‘Ear for You’ Campaign aims to provide online counselling Covid-19 related advice and emotional support to the BAME communities across Greater Manchester, whilst working in partnership with local statutory and non-statutory agencies. Who can call, people from BAME communities who are recovering from Covid 19 who are self-isolating. Relatives and friends of clients suffering from Covid-19, Bereaved relatives and friends of a deceased Covid-19 person, BAME women and young girls who are victims or abuse and violence

For more information visit: nestac.org.uk or contact 0786 227 9289 / 0789 412 6157, you can also text the word ‘HELP’ and someone will get back to you. The service is open seven days a week from 10am-6pm.

 

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