Manchester City Council has a range of services and support networks available to help Mancunians during the current national lockdown.
‘It really helps their mind stay active’: Tea parties for elderly helping Manchester shed loneliness hotspot reputation
Contact The Elderly are hosting afternoon tea parties for older people, after Manchester was identified as a loneliness hotspot.
‘Like walking around all day with your sock slipping off’: Manchester blogger sheds light on living with anxiety
Anxiety and mental health conditions are often tricky to explain but Manchester blogger and model Laura Whitehurst describes it as ‘like walking around with your sock falling off.
‘Either food, a present, or heating for some parents’: More Manchester families face Christmas ‘nightmare’
Manchester food banks are feeling the strain of increased demand as families struggle to feed their children over the Christmas holidays.
‘It shatters lives’: More safe houses and ‘stronger safety net’ for Oldham domestic abuse victims with £70k grant
Oldham domestic abuse victims will soon have more places to escape to for refuge, help and support thanks to a £70,000 government grant to tackle the lack of safe houses in the area.
Churches across Greater Manchester are asking people to come together to bring a little light into the lives of the UK’s most vulnerable children, including victims of child sexual exploitation, this Christmas.
Manchester rape survivor bravely shares her story as support services fear funding cuts and assaults rise 45%
More and more victims of rape and sexual assault are seeking help and advice across the city but support serivce, Manchester Rape Crisis, could face budget cuts.
‘It gave us time to bond’: Parents of stillborn baby girl need your help to buy cold cot for Royal Oldham Hospital
The heartbroken parents of a baby who was stillborn have started a Crowdfunder to pay for a cold cot for the Royal Oldham Hospital.
A youth social action charity is looking for inspirational young adults to help transform the lives of children in Greater Manchester.
‘I could have slipped through the cracks’: Parents expose ‘mishmashed’ and ‘patchy’ postnatal depression support
As reports reveal one in four mums suffer postnantal depression, a senior lecturer at Manchester Uni tells MM that specialist mental health care for mums is ‘patchy’ and whether you receive care is a ‘postcode lottery’.
People across Greater Manchester are being urged to text in feedback on how to improve mental health services for the region’s military veterans.