Following on from the recent government announcement of all Covid-19 restrictions being lifted, Being There will start to re-open its face-to-face services for people with life limiting illnesses (including cancer, strokes, heart and respiratory) and carers. Although this is welcome news, it is important to note that the pandemic itself has not gone away and infection rates are continuing to climb. We will therefore continue to use Covid safe infection control measures.
In person counselling, hospital transport and face-to-face befriending services will start from 26th July. The face-to-face support & social groups will return, hopefully, in September but we will issue further guidance on this nearer the time. Telephone befriending support, the online social and support group will continue to be offered until further notice.
As always, do keep in touch us for updates. Contact numbers for the team below.
We look forwards to seeing you again and being there for you.
Salford: mobile: 07599 957153
Trafford: mobile: 07716 122613
North Manchester: mobile: 07749 368339
South Manchester: mobile: 07845 793889
Tameside: mobile: 07709 522631
Being Heard Counselling Service 07708 635183
Please leave a message with contact details if the line is busy and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
Karen Mercer Chief Executive updated 21/07/21
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. We offer our support and volunteering opportunities in Manchester, Trafford, Salford and Tameside.
We are able to listen confidentially to your concerns about having cancer or another life limiting illness such as strokes, heart and respiratory illness. Our solutions to promote well-being include befriending visits, support and social groups as well as practical assistance, for example taking people shopping or transport to hospital appointments.
Being Heard is our counselling service for those who need additional psychological support.
Please have a closer look at this website and videos to learn more about our work and volunteering opportunities.
We are only able to offer volunteering opportunities in Greater Manchester, UK.