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Action on Hearing Loss (new name for Royal National Institute for Deaf People, commonly known as RNID)

Voice:      0161 276 2301
Text:        0161 276 2302
Fax:          0161 274 3606
Email:      information.north@rnid.org.uk
Website:  www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk
Based in Manchester their Regional Information Officers provide information, care and support to deaf and hard of hearing people; families; friends; community groups and to groups of professionals.

Blue Badge Scheme (Tameside Council)
Tel:     0161 342 8355
Website:   www.tameside.gov.uk/bluebadge

A national scheme for people who are registered blind; have severe walking difficulties; or if you drive a motor vehicle regularly; have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate all or some types of parking meter (or would find it very difficult to operate them).  The scheme provides a wide range of parking benefits.

Crisis Accommodation & Home Support
Tel:    0161 475 0174 (9am – 5pm Monday - Friday)

Providing support & accommodation for people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans Youth North West (LGBT)
Tel:            07813 981 338
Email:         info@lgbtynw.org.uk
Website:     www.lgbtyouthnorthwest.org.uk

LGBT is a regional organisation that seeks to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans young people in the North West of England, offering services; regional networking, training and consultancy.                      

Patient Opinion
Tel:              0800 122 3135
Website:     www.patientopinion.org.uk                                

Patient Opinion is about honest and meaningful conversations between patients and health services. We believe that your story can help make health services better.  If you have an experience of health care in the last 3 years, either as a patient yourself or as a carer or friend of someone else, please tell us about it. What was good? What could have been better?

Sexual Health Advice For Everyone (S.A.F.E)
Tel:          0161 342 7101
Text:        SAFE to 0776 636 3390
Website:   www.tgsafe.com

Offering free and confidential contraceptive and sexual health services to anyone under the age of 25 in the Tameside and Glossop area.

Stroke Association
Helpline:    0303 3033 100
Email:         info@stroke.org.uk
Website:    www.stroke.org.ukk

Local Tel:    0161 330 4006
Local Email:    joyce.booth@stroke.org.uk
The Stroke Association provides information, advice and a number of support services, with local support available in Tameside and Glossop.
Tameside Advocacy Service - Cloverleaf
Tel:              0161 207 0767
Email:         tameside@cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk
Website:     www.cloverleaf-advocacy.co.uk/default.aspx?content=tameside 

Tameside Service Information Directory
Website:    www.tameside-sid.org.uk

Tameside's Service Information Directory brings together information about services for children, young people, their parents and carers. It tells you who a service is aimed at, where you can find it and whether you can just turn up or need to make special arrangements.
Tameside Sight
Tel:         0161 343 4090 or 6903
Email:      office@tamesidesight.org.uk
Website:  www.tamesidesight.org.uk
Provides a service which enables visually impaired people to develop as individuals and feel valued within the community. All visually impaired people in Tameside, carers and friends have access to the services offered.

Tameside Sports Trust (Head Office Ken Ward Centre)
Tel:         0161 366 5545
Email:       info@tamesidesportstrust.com
Website:   www.tamesidesportstrust.com
Offering sport and leisure activities to families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds, operating an inclusive approach to ensure equality of opportunity for all and we openly value diversity so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of participating in sports and leisure activities.

The Royal British Legion
Email:    rbl_aul@yahoo.co.uk
Website:    www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/ashton-under-lyne

Supports Service men and women, veterans and their families. Whether you’re looking for financial assistance, career advice, short or long term care, odd jobs or a brief holiday, the Legion is here to help.

The Samaritans
Tel:         08457 909090 - 24 hours each day, every day
Website:   www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us

Just having someone to talk to that isn't family or friends can be a tremendous help. Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record about whatever’s getting to you. You don't have to be suicidal to get in touch.

Welfare Rights, Benefits Freephone Advice Line

Tel:    08000 749 985

Offering free, confidential advice and representation of welfare benefits.