“Alison has just been fantastic, she is so supportive and has always listened to me when I’ve wanted to talk. She always thinks of me and sends me nice messages with information about baby’s development, it’s like having a close friend or family member who I suppose would normally do these things, but I’ve not got anyone like that so I’ve really appreciated it”.
Greater Manchester Home-Starts
Home-Start is one of Greater Manchester’s leading family support charities, working in local communities, our volunteers offer emotional and practical support to families who are struggling with a range of issues from poverty and poor mental health to domestic abuse and isolation.
The four Home-Starts in Greater Manchester are:
Home-Start Trafford, Salford and Wigan
Big Life Group
Big Life’s mission is to change the world, but you can’t change the world if you work in the same old ways.
Everything we do is driven by the need to help people change their lives, however small or large those changes might be. The Big Life group works differently, constantly challenging ourselves and others, and always led by our shared set of values.
CAHN – Carribean & African Health Network
CAHN is a Black-led organisation set up to address the wider social determinants to eradicate health disparities for Caribbean & African people in the United Kingdom. We work with the Black community and cross-sector organisations to build community resilience, relationships, and a social movement to improve health outcomes for Black people.
Dad Matters want to help Dads and Dads to have the best relationship with their babies. We do this by focussing on three main topics; attachment & bonding, mum and dads mental health and accessing appropriate services. We work with Dads in 1-2-1 and group settings and offer Walk and Talks, Wellbeing Groups, Antenatal Groups, one to one support and much more.
Diversity Matters North West
Diversity Matters North West exists to challenge inequalities in health and well-being and to help people develop their potential and support each other.
- Tackle issues that impact on people’s health and well-being.
- Provide targeted support for disadvantaged and excluded groups.
- Promote improved community cohesion
The Flowhesion Foundation
A small charity in Bolton with GM Footprint.
Delivering projects such as Winter/Summer Holiday Clubs, men and women’s health hubs, Free Bi-Lingual Counselling alongside a comprehensive suite of training and development.
Global Vision Initiative
Global Vision Initiative is a registered charity organisation (Reg. no 1142264) based in Levenshulme, Manchester UK; one of the most socially deprived neighbourhoods in UK; including young women disadvantaged and face barriers to learning and work comprising hard to reach and excluded members of a large ethnic community, such as South India, Pakistan, Somali, Kurdistan, Roma, Middle Easterners, Eastern Europeans living in Leveshulme, Gorton and Longisght wards, Manchester UK a disadvantaged area which lacked Government Regeneration drive, one of the 10% most deprived wards in Britain, and also among 30% most deprived Lower Super Output Areas. (Government Report).
Pankhurst Trust (incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid)
Manchester Women’s Aid provides services so that domestic abuse survivors can live a life free from the fear of domestic violence and abuse. We provide safe and confidential temporary accommodation, play services, advice and support, dedicated case workers and support groups.
Proud 2 b Parents
Proud 2 b Parents is an inclusive organisation for all routes to parenthood. We are run by and deliver services for LGBT+ parents / carers to be, LGBT+ parents / carers and their children living in Greater Manchester. We run a variety of services to meet the needs of the community, these include ‘Parent 2 b’ discussions, mid-week meet ups, monthly get-togethers, Parent Support Sessions, a youth group for young people aged 8+ who have LGBT+ parents / carers
Spoons Neonatal Family Support
Spoons is a charity that supports families through neonatal care in the Greater Manchester area.
We have a range of services including cot side peer support, financial support, trauma therapy and counselling and community baby massage and play sessions.
A Social Enterprise dedicated to empowering sustainable development for the benefit of socially excluded and economically disadvantaged communities, especially within the Greater Manchester region, UK.