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Work for People with Learning Disabilities

United Response

Lancastrian House, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0FP. Tel: 0161 873 7479 Matches people with learning disabilities with an employer and supports them in the job to ensure they are successful. Also offer other services where people with learning disabilities work in a group and carry out large mail shots or where they are involved in training professionals. You need to be registered with Social Services. Stephen Andrew- Lee, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0TH. Tel: 0161 912 4705 Provides job support for disabled people who struggle to keep jobs but would be successful with the right support. Tel:020 7704 7450 Email: [email protected] Website: This is The National Autistic Society's specialist employment service. They deal exclusively with autism and employment issues. They provide a wide range of services to employers, organisations and employees across the UK. They provide a consultancy service, workplace assessments, workplace support and training. Tel: 0161 873 7464 Encourages people with learning disabilities in Trafford to speak up and have more choice and control of their lives, thus helping them become more independent. Future Visions has a committee meeting on the last Friday of each month in Sale. They also provide awareness training for professionals. You need to be registered with Social Services. Trafford Council for Voluntary Services, Cadman House,

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Future Visions

Voluntary Work


Wharf Road, Sale M33 2AF. Tel: 0161 976 2447 Provides voluntary opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

Leisure Activities for People with Learning Disabilities

Leisure Club

Mrs Sheila Coburn. Tel: 0161 747 0950 Everyone 16+ welcome Tuesdays 7.00pm-9.30pm, £1.50. St Matthew's Church Hall (next to Arndale Centre), Stretford. Dawn or Vic Sale West Community Centre, Newbury Avenue, Sale M33 4JQ Tel: 0161 973 8612 Various activities and football, Wednesdays 7.30pm9.30pm. Also offer day trips and extra activities during the summer months. The Rowans, 100 Navigation Road, Altrincham WA14 1LL Tel: 0161 928 5678 Education and leisure and individual support for people with learning disabilities and their families/carers. Run friendship groups during the summer which incorporate various activities including swimming, bowling, visits, cookery, drama and arts/crafts. Monday to Friday 9.00am-3.30pm. Also Friday Club, 7.00pm-9.00pm for people with learning disabilities and Youth Club for 11-18 year olds every Monday, 6.30pm- 8.30pm. There is a small cost to these activities. Tel: 0161 437 9465 The Crossroads, 1 Peel Hall Road, M22 5DG. Run various activities across Manchester.

Sale Millennium Friends Phab Club

Sale and Altrincham Mencap



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PHAB Disco

Paula Lloyd Masonic Hall, Tatton Road, Sale. Tel: 0161 283 3270 Last Friday of every month, 8.00pm-10.00pm, £2.50. Waterside Arts Centre, Sale M33 7ZF. Tel: 0161 912 5760 For adults with learning disabilities and sensory impairment. They run free weekly workshops in Sale every Thursday 6.30pm-8.30pm. 34 Harboro Road, Sale. Tel: 0161 973 2296 Offer activity groups including weekend trips, reading clubs, bowling, pool, cooking, shopping and swimming. There is a small cost. Tel: 0161 972 0668 Email: [email protected] Offers opportunities for adults with learning difficulties/ disabilities to develop independent life skills in a relaxed environment. Activities include exercise, English for everyday living, reading skills, cooking, and arts and crafts. Isobel Bailey Lodge, 14 Whitchurch Drive, Old Trafford M16 9BA Tel: 0161 976 2139 Email: [email protected] Website: Run Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon leisure groups which include activities such as bowling, swimming and climbing. The Monday session picks up at 10.00am at the rear of Streford Mall at the Ring and Ride stop, with drop-off at 1.15pm at the drop-in centre on Barton Road, Stretford. The Tuesday session picks up at 1.30pm at Stretford Mall and drops-off at Stretford Mall at 4.15pm. They also organise a Youth Outdoor Group on Wednesdays 6.00pm-9.00pm offering activities including snow boarding, skiing, archery and some social activities.

Touchdown Dance

Stockdale Centre

Lifeskills at Stockdales

Stockport Cerebral Palsy

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Pick-up and drop-off is at Stretford Mall.

Aspirations Project

1114 Chester Road, Stretford. Tel: 0161 866 8483/8485 Support and leisure activities for people with Asperger's Syndrome aged 10+. Weekly meeting Wednesdays 3.00pm for people over 16 years. Should be referred via a social worker. Davyhulme Road, Urmston. Tel: 0161 912 2899 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 7.00pm-9.00pm. For all young people regardless of background and is wheelchair accessible. A friendly environment offering the opportunity for young people aged 11-25 to meet, develop life skills, confidence and access new opportunities. Tel: 0161 232 1223 This is an art centre based in Hulme for adults with learning disabilities. They also provide outreach projects to adults and children throughout Manchester. They hold a variety of art workshops which are run by two professional artists and at the end of the project, all work is displayed in a high profile gallery. Maggie Lavelle Tel: 07714170197 Email: [email protected] This service provides day support to assist adults with disabilities to attend activities in the community, taking into account their individual needs and preferences. This service is available Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.30pm.

Davyhulme Youth Centre

Venture Arts

Days Together

Social Services Support

The Learning Disabilities Team has social workers, a psychologist, counselling services, speech and language

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therapists, occupational therapists, community nurses and a specialist practitioner dealing with behaviour issues. Social Services can be accessed through the Initial Assessment Team on 0161 912 5199.

Day Services

There are three main bases for day services in Trafford: Elizabeth Fitzroy, 1 Roebuck Lane, Sale Broomwood, Mainwood Road, Timperley Meadowside, Torbay Road, Urmston There are also several satellite sites in the community. Support teams help people to do a range of activities such as going to the local library, pub, leisure centre, etc. These centres are accessed through Social Services.

Education and Life Skills

Trafford College

Talbot Road, Stretford and Manchester Road West, Altrincham. Supported learning: 0161 886 7455 Provides courses on basic skills for people with learning disabilities under 25. There are some courses for over 25's although these are mainly short term and to help someone get into work or voluntary work. Tel: 0845 373 6886 Website: This service supports young people with special educational needs. They deliver individual specialist education programmes that focus upon safety, happiness and success. Tel: 0161 873 7464 Trafford Advocacy - For people with learning disabilities. They train volunteers to work as advocates. You need to be

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Advocacy Services


registered with Social Services.

Downs Syndrome Association

Tel: 0845 230 0372 or email: [email protected] Helpline providing information and advice. Rayner House, 23 Higher Hillgate, Stockport SK1 3ER Tel: 0161 474 7323 Website: The national society for children and adults with learning disabilities and their families. Can provide information on education through properly resourced mainstream, special day and residential schools. Also information on support service and respite care. Tel: 01535 656 186 Website: Adults with and without learning disabilities share home life in ordinary houses, much like any family. They cook and share meals. The organisation is rooted in Christian tradition and respects people whatever their personal belief. Private Hospital, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AS Tel: 01480 474747 14 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6HG Tel: 01707 332244 For people with autism, Milton Park is a hospital which is the first of its type in the UK. Accommodates up to nine patients with own ensuite toilet/shower, kitchen, living rooms and satellite TV. They have a specialist unit for adolescents. Shawe Road, Flixton M41 5DL Tel: 0161 747 6685 Provides respite and short breaks for men and women over 18 with learning disabilities.

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Milton Park

Shawe Road Residential Care



Tel: 0161 628 4133 KeyRing is a charity that helps people live independently. They do this through the use of living support networks so members are never stuck on their own. Members normally have their own tenancy that KeyRing can support them to obtain. They also work with individuals currently living with carers in preparation for a move or a change in circumstance. The Pavillion Project aims to support people with learning disabilities within the community. It aims to empower individuals and play a more positive part in the community, enable individuals to make informed choices in their dady to day life and promote equality and respect for all. It does this through offering a range of activities which will form a network for clients to choose options relevant to their interests or personal need. The cost of the service is £44 with additional payment of £5 for any transport negotiated.

The Pavillion Project

Carers Groups

Trafford Carers Subgroup

Trafford Carers Centre runs a monthly carers group specifically for carers of people with learning disabilities. The group invites speakers from statutory services and others so that carers can influence the development of services. You can receive the minutes of the meeting or you can attend. For details, please telephone the Carers Centre on 0161 848 2400

Trafford Council Meetings

The Carers Centre also has details of other meetings run by Trafford Council where carers can get involved in helping services to improve. There are meetings on topics such as health, day services and employment which carers can get involved in. Every few months there is a large meeting in Trafford called the Partnership Board. This meeting makes decisions about services and carers can attend this meeting also. Carers can also be involved in

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the inspection of services. For further details on how to get involved, telephone the Centre on 0161 848 2400 Tel: 0161 928 5678 Sale and Altrincham Mencap run a coffee morning for carers on the first Tuesday of every month. Tel: 0161 866 8483 Aspirations run a carers/parents group for anyone looking after someone with Asperger's Syndrome. Membership and annual fee is required.

Coffee Morning

Asperger's Parents Group

Netbuddy Netbuddy is an award-winning site for swapping practical tips and information on all aspects of supporting people with learning disabilities.

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TRAFFORD CARERS CENTRE 13 Warwick Road Old Trafford Manchester M16 0QX Tel: 0161 848 2400 Fax: 0161 848 2408 Web: email: [email protected]

Version 3 - December 2011

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