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We support people with a diagnosis of cancer, strokes, heart and respiratory disease and other life limiting illnesses.
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Timely support when you need it. For people with cancer, stroke, heart and respiratory illness, MS, motor-neuron disease…

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Being There Post Covid-19 Services

In the next few months, alongside the lifting of covid restrictions nationally, Being There will start to open up  its face-to-face befriending, respite sitting and transport services. Please keep an eye on this website and social media pages to see the latest developments or contact us on one of the local numbers below.

In the meantime, we are continuing to run telephone befriending services, an online support group and an online or telephone counselling services (via zoom) with professional counsellors. Please contact your local number below for more information.

Anyone interested in volunteering should also contact their nearest branch below.

Please leave a message with contact details if the line is busy and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Salford: 0161 213 1936 mobile: 07599 957153

Trafford: 0161 747 2452 mobile: 07716 122613

North Manchester: 0161 230 1431 mobile: 07749 368339

South Manchester: 0161 291 2911 mobile: 07845 793889

Tameside: 0161 217 1373 mobile: 07709 522631

Being Heard – Counselling mobile: 07708635183

Karen Mercer Chief Executive updated 12/04/21

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.

Please have a closer look at our website and videos to learn more about our work and volunteering opportunities.

We are only able to offer volunteering opportunities in Greater Manchester, UK.


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Being There offers a number of services for people affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.

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