For people with life limiting illnesses, carers and family members
Being There can support you in a number of ways to help you manage your illness. We can provide emotional support – someone to talk to when you feel like it, respite sitting, support groups and outings, and transport to hospital appointments. We also have a counselling service.
Being There has offices in North and South Manchester, Salford, Trafford and Tameside. Our staff and volunteers are friendly, approachable and ready to listen to your concerns whether you are living with a life-limiting illness yourself or are in a caring role.
So, if you have cancer, a heart or respiratory condition or have had a stroke, are caring for someone with one of these conditions, or have a family member or close friend who has been diagnosed with one, find out more about these services:
Fill in your contact details on the referral form below or phone us on:
Central Telephone number : 0845 123 23 29
Messages may be left if the line is engaged.
Please find local contact numbers below.
Being There staff may be very busy out in the community so it is not always possible to take all calls in person, but be assured if a message and contact details are left someone will be in touch to discuss your concerns and requirements as soon as possible.
Group Support and Activities – In Your Community
Being There provides a number of ‘get togethers’ for people with cancer, carers and family members living in Greater Manchester. These are informal group sessions where people can mix and have a chat. The atmosphere is supportive and relaxed. Sometimes the groups have talks from external speakers as well as relaxation or arts sessions. Transport and refreshments are provided (suggested donation £5).
We also have an online support group.
If you’d like us to set up a group in your community please get in touch.
Being There Support Groups
Contact: Mark on 0161 230 1431 for more information
Contact: Paula on 0161 230 1431 for more information
Contact: Deborah on 0161 213 1936 for more information.
Contact: Suzanne on 0161 217 1373 for more information
Contact: Flora on 0161 213 1935 for more information