Support by Location - Manchester

Information and contact details for the local groups and services in Manchester that can give help and support.

Graphic from the GMHSCP's Joining Together for our mental health campaign for Manchester

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Domestic Abuse Support

Local Domestic Abuse services in Manchester are still operating and delivering support.
You can contact them on:

Manchester Women’s Aid:
Phone 0161 660 7999 or email

Greater Manchester Domestic Abuse helpline:
Phone 0161 736 7525 or email

Saheli Asian Women’s Project (advice, information and support services to Asian women and their children fleeing domestic abuse and/or forced marriages. Based in Manchester)
Phone 0161 945 4187

Information for Manchester carers

Please note: due to coronavirus (Covid-19) all the groups and services below have closed all offices to face to face appointments and suspended all activities and social activities   

African Caribbean Mental Health Services 0161 226 9562  

African Caribbean Care Group Tel: 0161 226 6334 or 0161 848 8281  

Telephone information and advice support available 10am – 2pm, Monday – Friday.  
ACCG’s Meal Delivery service is operating as normal.  


Connect Support  (providing family interventions and support for carers/families affected by severe mental illness) 

The team continues to take referrals. You can get in touch with the team during standard office hours on the following numbers: 
John – 07432245055  
Lisa – 07432194741  
Laura – 07432186665 


Lifted (support for parent carers of children/adults with special learning needs)
0161 498 0312  


Manchester Carers Centre  

Carers helpline - 0161 27 27 27 0  Young adult carers - 07957 836 058  
Monday - Thursday - 9am - 4pm  


Manchester Carers Forum (befriending to carers, signposting, advice and support)  Website:


The Fed  
The Fed Community Services are continuing to provide support services to the Jewish community of Greater Manchester. Social Work and Volunteers team remain operational.
For all enquiries or requests for assistance, please contact (0161) 772 4800 or email:   


Moodswings (offer support to carers and families of those affected by mental ill health in Manchester) 

Helpline 0161 832 3736 - continues to operate Monday to Friday between 10am - 4pm. Email at Website:  

Talbot House (support for carer/families of people with learning difficulties in Manchester) 

0161 203 4095 Website:  


Together Dementia Support  

  • Making regular calls to those who are particularly isolated with emotional support, song singing and quizzes.  
  •  Posting activity packs with painting equipment and games.   
  • Coordinating shopping for clients who need it   

Telephone support - 07854335890  


Manchester Carers Network   

Bounceback Foods new online Cooking & Nutrition Portal. This will provide support with nutrition, cooking tips and budgeting and also includes an interactive meal planner and lots of exciting recipes to help carers plan ahead and live well from the safety of their homes.  

If you would like to access this website please email or ring 0161 834 6069 (Press option 2, then option 2 again) and they will organise it for you.  

To be added to the distribution list for Manchester Carers Network weekly newsletter, which contains information on how you can obtain support over the coming weeks, please email 


Welfare and Benefits support for carers in Manchester 

Manchester Carers Network Money Advice service is still running. They  are still assisting with all benefit queries including benefit calculations, form filling (over the phone) and challenging negative DWP decisions. This includes those affected by Covid-19 as well as those who have other ongoing issues.   

Local support groups and services in Manchester

Manchester City Council 

Coronavirus daily updates specific to Manchester, including changes to services, is available here.

manchester council helpline

More information here.

Rethink Manchester Mental Health Group

A support group for people living with mental ill-health.  Due to the C19 situation, Rethink MCR have moved to an online ‘Zoom’ meeting.  This takes place every Thursday evening at 6.30pm.  Those wanting to attend can download the ‘Zoom’ App for free on their tablet, phone or computer.   

For people wanting more information on joining the meetings, they can email the group coordinator Mary Patel on: 

Manchester Psychological Wellbeing service:

This service offers one-to-one support and structured courses for anyone experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. It is available to anyone who is registered with a GP in Manchester and is aged 18 years and above.  

For people wanting further details, please visit: 



This is not intended as an exhaustive guide – please remind people that you visit that there may be other options available to them. 

This is a guide only and information should be checked either directly or via the websites below:

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Central Manchester

Miles Platting Community Grocers  

07913 540680

Queensbury Court, Miles Platting, M40 7DD 

Must live within 15 minutes walk. £2.50 gets £30 of groceries. 

Open Thursday mornings, 9:30 to 12:30. 

Yes – Collyhurst 


0161 720 4090 

35-39 Southchurch Parade, Collyhurst, M40 7GE 

£3 gets £30 of groceries.  Open Friday’s 12:00 to 13:00. 

The Lalley Centre  

St Malachy’s RC Primary School, Collyhurst 

Weekly Food Bank open Wednesday’s 10:00 – 12:00.  A Food Parcel can be arranged by Agency Referral. 

Emergency Food Parcels – most days via phone when staff are available 

The Gateway, Collyhurst 

Bread and butter thing - Church of the Saviour, Eggington Street, Manchester, M40 7RN 

Monday 11am-2.15pm 

Wood Street Mission  


0161 834 3140 


26 Wood Street Manchester 

M3 3EF 


Monday-Friday 8.30-4.30 (Office) Tuesday-Thursday 10am-1pm (community Shop) 

Centre point 



Contact Details 


52 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LE 


Monday & Friday 2 - 4pm 

Meals and advice for young people (16 - 25) who are homeless or at risk of being homeless 

Manchester Buddhist Centre 

16-20 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DZ 

Charter Street Ragged School 


142 Dantzic Street, Manchester, M4 4DN  


Saturday & Sunday 7am - 9am. 

Befrienders 0161 236 1185 


Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ 


Monday & Wednesday 2 - 4pm 

Boaz Trust 

The Mustard Tree 


Mustard tree – Ancoats - 110 Oldham Rd, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6AG 


Weekdays and Saturdays 10am-4pm, except Thursdays 10am-12.30pm. Food Club membership: £2 for 10 items / Family food club membership £5 for 20 items - for people on pension or benefits 

The River 


The River – Clayton - 1300 Ashton Old Rd, Manchester M11 1JG 

Monday - Friday 12noon - 3pm 



Merci – Ancoats - 22A Beswick St, Manchester M4 7HR -   

St Brigid’s Church 


St Brigids church – Beswick - Grey Mare Lane M11 3DR 

Thursday 10am - 1.15pm 



Food parcels for refugees and asylum seekers 


07500 662596 


St Brigid's Parish Hall, Greymare Lane, Beswick, Manchester 

M11 3ND 

Tuesday 11:30am - 4pm last entry 2.30pm 

Salvation army 


Salvation Army – Clayton - 14, Lime Square, Ashton Old Rd, Manchester M11 1DA 

Mon - Fri 10 - 4.30 

Christian Restoration Manchester 


125-133 Pollard Street, Ancoats, Manchester 

M4 7JB 

Tuesday 6pm - 8pm and Sunday 3pm - 5pm 

Droylsden and District Foodbank 


Church Street, Droylsden, M43 7BR 

Friday 2:00 to 4:00 


North Manchester

East Manchester



Stirling Centre, Scotland Hall Road, Newton Heath, M40 2AZ - Wednesday 2:00 to 4:00. 

St Dunstan’s RC

Primary School 


Bacup Street, Moston, Manchester, M40 9HF 

Tuesday 11am - 2.15pm 

Wellspring Community Church  


0161 219 1284 


35 Brendon Avenue, Moston, M40 9DN 


Thursday’s 1:30 to 2:30. 

Salvation army 


572 Oldham Road, Failsworth, Manchester 

M35 9DQ, Monday from 12 noon 

Sometimes able to provide food parcels,

Café on Mondays from 12noon and often provide meals free of charge to people who are in need 

Bread and butter project 


Blackley community centre, Victoria Ave M9 0RA 


Thursday 10.30am -1.30pm 

Christ the Vine Ministries 

0790 383 3949 


Park View, Harpurhey Road, M9 5TF 


Weds 12-2pm 


Shout TMO 

0161 202 6482 


50 Kilnside Drive, Harpurhey, Manchester  

Thur 1-3pm 


Harpurhey Community Church 


Carrisbrook st, M9 5BG 

Tuesday from 11am 


Chatterbox project 


70 Booth Hall Road, Charlestown, Blackley, Manchester 


Mondays 1:30pm - 2:30pm 


Christian Restoration Manchester 


451 Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester 

Tuesday 6:30pm to 8:30pm,

Thursday 12pm to 3pm,

Friday 7pm to 8pm

(however Sunday at 12pm to 3pm we offer tea, snacks) 

Khizra mosque

0161 205 6662 

425 Cheetham Hill Road, M8 OPF 

Rainbow surprise –

food drive delivers to homes

07515 110208 or 

Crumpsall park visitors centre 

12A Crumpsall Lane, Manchester M8 5FB

Wai Yin Society –

The welcome centre 


18-32 Brentfield Avenue, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8 0TW 

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am - 3pm

We also provide a hot meal for 50p each lunchtime (Halal)- free to those with no money 

North Manchester

Black Health Forum

0161 720 9974 


Woodville Children's Centre, Shirley Road, Cheetham, Manchester M8 0NE 

Monday - Wednesday 12 - 2pm


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