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St Wilfrid's Church Terry Dowling Adult Learning Centre The Addy Young Peoples Centre Tree of Life Centre Willow Park Housing Trust Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre Woodhouse Park Sure Start Centre Wythenshawe Community Initiative Wythenshawe Forum Wythenshawe Hospital Wythenshawe Park Wythenshawe Post Office Wythenshawe Regeneration Team

Produced by: Wythenshawe Regeneration Team, Alderman Downward House, Wythenshawe Town Centre, Manchester M22 5RF  •  Tel: 499 7778  •  Fax: 490 8017  •  Email: wyth.team@manchester.gov.uk Although every effort is made to ensure all information is accurate and up to date no warranty to the accuracy of the content of this directory can be provided.


Contents Advice & Information.................................................................................................. 6 Information for People New to Manchester......................................................... 9 Specialist Advice for Refugees and Asylum Seekers.......................................13 Animal Welfare.............................................................................................................14 Children.........................................................................................................................15 Sure Start Centres.....................................................................................................17 Playgroups & Nurseries..........................................................................................18 Community Centres...................................................................................................21 Community Support.......................................................................................................................24 Councillors....................................................................................................................28 Members of Parliament............................................................................................31 Education & Learning Primary.......................................................................................................................32 Secondary..................................................................................................................36 Adult & School Leavers............................................................................................38 Citywide Learning Centres....................................................................................41 Emergency Services...................................................................................................44 Employment..................................................................................................................47 Environment.................................................................................................................50 Health General NHS services..............................................................................................51 Doctors & Health Centres.......................................................................................52 Dentists.......................................................................................................................55 Opticians....................................................................................................................56 Pharmacies................................................................................................................57 Support Services......................................................................................................59 Housing...........................................................................................................................65 Tenants & Residents Groups..................................................................................68 Leisure & Sports..........................................................................................................71 Leisure Parks in Baguley.......................................................................................................77 Parks in Brooklands..................................................................................................77 Parks in Northenden................................................................................................78 Parks in Sharston......................................................................................................78 Parks in Woodhouse Park........................................................................................79 Libraries.........................................................................................................................80 Local News....................................................................................................................82 Over 50s..........................................................................................................................83 Post Offices....................................................................................................................85 Religion..........................................................................................................................87 Transport.......................................................................................................................93 Young People................................................................................................................95 Index................................................................................................................................98


Advice & Information

Advice & Information

Citizens Advice Bureau Cedars Cedars Centre Poundswick Lane M22 9HH Phone: 445 7350 Website: www.manchestercab.org.uk

Online Advice Advice and information on a wide range of issues including benefits, debt, housing, employment, consumer problems, problems with utility companies, education, family law and other legal problems. Monday: Cedars Centre, Wythenshawe Tuesday: Benchill Community Centre Wednesday: Forum Library, Wythenshawe Thursday: Cedars Centre, Wythenshawe Friday: Cedars Centre, Wythenshawe

Consumer Advice Advice Centre Town Hall Extension Phone: 234 494

The Consumer Advice team can help Manchester residents when they have consumer problems. This means things you have paid money for - these may be goods or services. The Consumer Advice service works closely with the Trading Standards service, who can take action when traders breach the regulations. Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.00pm or by appointment through Advice Line in Wythenshawe and Harpurhey on 234 5600. A weekly session is held at the Forum Library.

Provides advice services city-wide and free to all Manchester city residents. Monday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm We advise on welfare benefits, debt, housing, consumer advice, advice for the elderly, advice in other languages, domestic violence, people with HIV/AIDS, people with mental health problems and landlord advice.

Manchester City Council Phone: 234 5000

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Corporate Services Manchester City Council Customer Services Section Level 1 Town Hall Extension Manchester M60 2JR Phone: 234 3695 Email: revsandbens.appointments@ manchester.gov.uk

Revenues and Benefits Advice Surgery Wednesday: 10.00am - 4.30pm Friday: 10.00am - 3.00pm Customers need to either phone 234 3695 to book their appointment or email the appointment request.

Tax Help for Older People (TOP) Pineapple Business Park Salway Ash Bridport Dorset DT6 5DB Phone: 0845 601 3321 Fax: 01308 488185 Email: taxvol@taxvol.org.uk Website: www.taxvol.org.uk

The charity, ‘Tax Volunteers’, provides free, impartial, professional tax help, advocacy and advice to older people on low incomes who could not otherwise afford to pay for independent assistance. All interviews are with a professional adviser and are in private. To book an appointment, please telephone our National Telephone Helpline. Home visits can be arranged in cases of disability.

Victim Support & Witness Service City of Manchester Single point of contact for all council services.

Manchester Debt Advice Service Manchester Advice Chorlton Social Services Office 102 Manchester Road Chorlton M21 9SZ Phone: 234 5678 Email: advicekit@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

AdviceKit is an online advice service providing: • An Online Adviser to answer your questions and help you sort out your problems • An email advice service • An advice agency search with details of local advice agencies in Manchester • Self-help information about your rights • Links to quality information on other sites

Revenues & Benefits Unit

Manchester Advice PO Box 536 Town Hall Extension Manchester M60 2AF Phone: 234 5600 Email: man-advice@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.advicekit.info/advicekit/

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The debt advice service offers free advice and appointments to Manchester residents for help with managing debt problems. Appointments are booked through our advice line on 234 5678. A weekly session is held at the Forum Library by appointment only. Phone any weekday between 10.00am - 4.00pm for advice by telephone or to book an appointment for more complex problems.

Albert House 17 Bloom Street Manchester M1 3HZ Phone: 0845 456 8810 Fax: 0845 456 8813 Email: info@victimsupport-citymcr.co.uk Website: www.victimsupport-citymcr.co.uk

Practical and emotional support to victims of crime, help and advice, for example on criminal injuries compensation, Police, housing and other agencies.

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Advice & Information

Information for People New to Manchester

Wythenshawe Law Centre 260 Brownley Road Wythenshawe Manchester M22 5EB Contact: Susan Pearce/Gwen Wadsworth Phone: 498 0905 Fax: 498 0750 Email: info@wlawcentre.co.uk

We provide free, independent, confidential legal advice to individuals and community groups in the Wythenshawe area. We specialise in housing, debt, welfare rights and education.

It aims to help people to settle and integrate into the city. The purpose of this guide is to provide the main areas of information that will assist people new to Manchester to find basic essential information that is relevant to their daily needs – a guide to settling into Manchester. To get access to the complete Information for People New to Manchester contact MARIM on 868 0857, or email: infomarim@manchester.gov.uk

Wythenshawe Regeneration Team 2nd Floor Alderman Downward House Wythenshawe Town Centre Manchester M22 5RF Phone: 499 7778 Fax: 490 8017 Minicom: 437 2358 Email: wyth.team@manchester.gov.uk Website: w ww.wythit.com www.manchester.gov.uk

The information in this section is drawn from a much bigger document called ‘Information for People New to Manchester’. While the resource is aimed at all new people coming to Manchester, it is particularly intended for people from abroad such as refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Wythenshawe Regeneration Team, the City Council’s local regeneration agency, is leading the way in the transformation of Wythenshawe. The aim is simple: to make the area one of the key places in Manchester to live, work and invest. The team works closely with partners including public agencies, businesses, community and voluntary groups. Wythenshawe, Manchester’s Garden City, covers the five wards of Baguley, Brooklands, Northenden, Sharston, and Woodhouse Park.

In Case of Emergency

Television And Radio

See the Emergency Services section of this directory.

If you have a television (TV) in your home, you must have a television licence. You do not need a licence to listen to the radio.

Advice For general advice see the Advice & Information section of this directory, or visit your local library.

Computer and Internet Access E-mails and the Internet are a good way of finding information and keeping in touch with people. Computer skills are also a common requirement for employment in the UK, so getting some computer training may help you to find work. Libraries can provide free access to computers and the internet.

Local News Wythenshawe has a free local newspaper – The Wythenshawe World, and a community radio station Wythenshawe FM, as well as a community website www.wythit.com. Manchester has local daily papers like the Manchester Evening News and the Metro News. Libraries have a daily selection of newspapers, which you can read for free.

Libraries See the Libraries section of this directory

Telephones There are public telephones in streets, stations, hotels, cafes, pubs and shopping centres. To pay for a call you need coins or a BT phone-card, which can be bought from a newsagent or grocery store. It is also possible to buy phone cards to make international calls. Most of these cards are good value and can be used either from a home telephone or from a public telephone. Mobile phones are either ‘pay as you go’ where you buy credit in advance for the calls you make, or ‘contract’ where you pay a monthly fee.

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Your TV will give access to the 5 main TV channels: BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, Channel 4 and Channel 5. You will also be able to watch Channel M, the local Manchester TV station which provides local news and information. To get more channels you can buy a digital TV receiver or Freeview box. These can be very cheap - as little as £25. They give you over 40 free channels and a number of radio stations. You can also buy Satellite and Cable TV, which may give you access to channels in other languages. Digital TV switchover in 2009 – www.digitaluk.co.uk or call 0845 650 5050, or typetalk 0845 234 0380. TV Licensing - www.tvlicensing.co.uk or call 0844 800 6790, minicom 0844 800 6778, fax 0844 800 5816.

Getting Around For public transport information see the Transport section of this directory.

Driving If you want to drive a car you must have: • A valid Driving Licence • Insurance with the correct details about yourself and your car • Road Tax • An MOT certificate for all vehicles over 3 years old. If you drive a car and do not have a valid licence, an MOT or road tax your insurance will not be valid. Driving without insurance is unlawful. The Police have regular campaigns to reduce the number of people driving without insurance or tax. UK law allows police to take your vehicle away and keep it or crush it if you are driving unlawfully. Wythenshawe directory of local services 


Getting a Driving Licence In order to get a full UK driving licence you must first apply for a Provisional Licence. Until you have passed a driving test, you must only drive when accompanied by an experienced driver. The driving test includes a “theory test” and a “practical test”; you must pass the theory test before you can take the practical test. The theory test can be taken in over 20 languages, and you should request your preferred language at the time of booking. Forms to apply for your provisional licence are available at the Post Office. If you have a foreign driving licence, you can use this to drive a car in the UK for up to 12 months. After this you need to get a UK licence.

by 5:30pm, if you would like to arrange a bulky collection, if you want to report fly tipping or an abandoned bin, if you need a recycling container, leaflet or collection calendar. Environment on Call (954 9000 or www.manchester.gov.uk) It is illegal to drop litter in the street. You can be fined £80.

Health And Well Being The National Health Service (NHS) operates hospitals, walk-in centres and specialist centres, as well as employing doctors, dentists, opticians, pharmacists and other practitioners.

Gas, Electricity and Water Supply

Anyone who is a resident of the UK, or who has lived legally here for the 12 months before treatment does not have to pay.

When you move into new accommodation always inform the people who provide the services - gas, electricity, water, telephone and council tax straight away before you use them. This is to make sure that you only pay for these services from when you moved in.

Anyone coming to work in the UK either as an employee or self-employed can have free NHS treatment. Students from overseas can also receive free treatment, as long as the course lasts longer than six months, or is substantially funded by the UK Government.

You should take a note of the meter reading with your landlord when you move in. When your first bills arrive check that the reading starts from when you moved in.

If you are seeking asylum in the UK, you will be entitled to free NHS treatment while your application is being processed. You will not have to pay for any hospital treatment, and you can register with a local doctor. Even if you are entitled to free treatment, you may still have to pay for some things, for example, prescriptions and dental treatment. If your application for asylum has been refused you are not generally allowed free NHS treatment, unless it is an emergency.

If you are not sure who supplies your utilities, check with your landlord. You can also find out who is supplying your Gas (call 0870 608 1524) and Electricity (call 0870 608 1524). Your water is supplied by United Utilities (on 0845 050 0108).

Home Repairs If you live in a property run by a housing association like Parkway Green, or Willow Park you should talk to them if you have a problem with your house. If you are renting your own private accommodation, your landlord should be responsible for repairs to and maintenance of gas, electricity and water appliances.

Waste Manchester City Council collects and disposes of all waste generated by the residents of Manchester. You can reduce the amount of waste you put into your rubbish bin by up to 60% by using the recycling services provided. Ensure your wheeled bin is out by 7am on your collection day. Ensure that the bin lid shuts properly. Return it to your property within 24 hours. Please make sure that your wheeled bin is presented in a safe place and not causing an obstruction. Please place your bin at the kerbside outside your home.

Certain treatment is always free of charge, including any treatment for accidents and emergencies in a hospital or at a local Walk-in Centre. It also includes treatment for certain diseases, including food poisoning, heart disease, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera and meningitis, plus family planning services. NHS Direct 0845 4647 This is a telephone service providing confidential health advice and information 24 hours a day. You can talk to NHS staff who can tell you what to do if you’re feeling ill. They can also tell you where to find local health services and self-help/support groups. They can connect you to an interpreter if you need one. For more information see the Health section of this directory.

Child Safety

Secondary School (11-16 Years Old)

Children can be vulnerable in a new country where they are not used to the way people behave. So you should:

Children of all abilities go to secondary schools at age 11. Most schools take boys and girls, but a few are single-sex. Churches or other religious groups run some secondary schools and grammar schools select children of higher ability based on tests. All secondary schools teach the national curriculum, a range of academic subjects in which the children are periodically tested. Before leaving secondary school at 16, children take national examinations called GCSEs in a number of subjects. Wythenshawe secondary schools are listed in the Education & Learning section of this directory.

• Try to take young children to and from school. • Always know where your children are. • Tell your children not to accept stranger’s presents or go anywhere with them. Never leave children under 11 alone at home. You may be prosecuted for neglect if the child is harmed. If you need to leave your home urgently and you are not able to take your children with you, ask a friend or a neighbour to look after the child for you.

Education All children (both boys and girls) aged 5 to 16 must go to school. Education is free for children under the age of 18. To register your child for school, either phone or visit the school of your choice with your child. All state schools follow The National Curriculum which sets out what children should be taught each year in a number of different subjects. To find your nearest school, learn how to register your child or get support, visit the Education section of the Manchester City Council website www.manchester. gov.uk or see the Education & Learning section of this directory. Children under 5 do not have to go to school but can attend nurseries and Children’s Centres. See the Children section of this directory for more information.

Primary School (5-11 Years Old)

Problems at School Children may have problems at some time during their school life. If you feel your child is unhappy or having problems, speak to your child’s teacher or make an appointment to see the head teacher or other staff. Alternatively, contact an Education Welfare Officer or Connexions.

Education after 16 Years of Age Children are allowed to leave school at age 16. They can continue to study for free until they are 19. Between 16 and 18, children can study for AS and A Level examinations, which are usually needed to get a place at university. They could also study NVQs, which are more related to particular jobs. Some secondary schools have ‘sixth forms‘, which take students until they are 18. Other young people go to Further Education colleges to study for these examinations.

Children must go to primary school when they are 5 years old, but you may have to register your child long before that if you want them to get a place at your local school.

For help in deciding what to do after school you can contact Connexions, www.connexions-manchester. com

Most primary schools teach boys and girls together. Children go into a class according to their age, not their previous learning. Wythenshawe primary schools are listed in the Education & Learning section of this directory.

English Language Classes for Adults (ESOL) Classes for second language speakers are usually called ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) There are special courses combining English language with IT, job seeking and foundation courses for further education. Contact your local library or Forum Learning for more information

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Adult Education and Training

Wages

There are lots of free education and training courses for adults. Some courses only charge a small fee or are free if you are claiming welfare benefits. Other courses can be expensive. Colleges, universities and community groups arrange different courses.

The minimum wage: It is illegal to pay someone over 22 years old less than £5.35 per hour. The minimum is different for younger workers. It may also change and you should check it at DirectGov.

There are many different courses you can take, for example: • Access courses (to help people without formal or recognised qualifications to enter higher education) • Adult literacy and numeracy (understanding words and numbers) • University diplomas, certificates or degrees (full or part-time study) • Vocational training (preparing for a job or learning while you are in the job) Many people also attend adult education courses to learn a new skill or hobby and there are classes in a whole range of subjects from Art to Zoology! The training providers are listed in the Education & Learning section of this directory.

Vocational Training Courses (Preparing for a Job) Community organisations and colleges run courses to train people in job skills that are useful in finding employment. The main types of qualification are: • National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s) • City and Guilds certificates (C&G) • Open College Network certificates (OCN)

Looking for a Job The Job Centre Plus is the best place to get help to look for a job. The offices have details of jobs and advisors who can help you apply for them. The Job Centre Plus also has many projects that help people with things like interview skills, completing application forms and creating a CV. If you tell your Job Centre Plus advisor about your skills, education and work experience they will try to find support that is right for you. See the Employment section of this directory for details of local support agencies. You can also use the following to help you find a job: • Employment agencies

National insurance: Both you and your employer must pay national insurance (NI) contributions. These payments will be used towards paying you a pension when you retire and are used for sick/maternity pay. NI contributions are usually taken out of your wages before you receive them. Tax: You will be taxed on the money you earn from your employer: usually the tax is taken from your wage before it is paid to you. All workers are entitled to certain tax allowances and some people are also entitled to tax credits. Ask at the Citizens Advice Bureau for up to date information.

Health and safety Your employer is required by law to provide a safe and healthy workplace for you, and to make sure that you are trained in using all of the equipment that is necessary for your job.

Race/gender discrimination Your employer is not allowed to treat you or pay you differently to other workers because of your race or your gender (male/female).

Specialist Advice for Refugees and Asylum Seekers MARIM (Multi Agency for Refugee Integration In Manchester) Claremont Resource Centre Rolls Crescent Hulme M15 5FS Contact: Elaine Dunne, Administrative Assistant Phone: 868 0857 Fax: 226 9435 Email: infomarim@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

MARIM supports agencies to improve their services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, mainly by organising MultiAgency Forums (MAF) which promote awareness on issues relevant to the agencies and facilitate networking, information sharing and good practice. The City-wide MAFs are held on a quarterly basis at Friends Meeting House, while local forums are held in North and East Manchester and in Wythenshawe.

Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) Website: www.ourlivesonline.org.uk/mrsn/advice.htm www.mrsn.org.uk/

MRSN operates a general advice service from their advice centre at 129 Princess Road in Moss Side. They provide a comprehensive range of advice and information on a wide range of issues including benefits, housing, debt and NASS payments

Refugee Action 4th Floor Dale House 35 Dale Street Manchester Clientline: 0800 217 2719 Website: www.refugee-action.org.uk/

A national organisation which has an office in Manchester and a drop-in advice service for asylum-seekers and refugees. The drop-in gets very busy; it is sometimes quicker to use Refugee Action’s free telephone advice service (called Clientline) to get advice on your problem.

The Routes Project

Working as a Volunteer Many people work as volunteers. A volunteer works without pay but is rewarded in other ways. For example they may:

Website: www.blackhealthagency.org.uk/ index.php/Section5.html

Provides support and advice for families newly arrived from overseas to help them to access services including health, education, housing, benefits, immigration advice, activities and more.

• Gain experience which will help them get paid work • Meet people and make friends • Improve their English • Work with people who can later give them references • Learn about the way businesses and organisations in the UK work • Find out more about the kind of work they want to do • Feel rewarded by helping others

• Local newspapers- particularly Thursday’s Manchester Evening News and the Metro News • National newspapers – different days of the week tend to focus on different service sectors • Local Libraries– in addition to accessing the internet for on-line job search, libraries will also have information relating to training and support that is available in your area 12  Wythenshawe directory of local services

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Animal Welfare

Children

RSPCA Cruelty line: 0300 1234 999 Advice line: 0300 1234 555 Website: www.rspca.org.uk

The Addy Young Peoples Centre Call the cruelty line to report a mistreated, neglected, injured or distressed animal. This is a 24-hour service. Call the advice line for advice and information. This line is open 9.00am – 5.00pm, weekdays only.

Greater Manchester Animal Hospital (RSPCA) 411 Eccles New Road Salford M5 5NN Phone: 0300 123 0711 Website: www.rspca.org.uk

Clinic/Veterinary Facilities. For Consultations 7.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday, pre-registered 6.00am - 9.00am Monday to Friday, for pre-booked surgery After 4.00pm customers must call 07900 244788. No private pet referrals after 4.00pm. For customers in receipt of housing benefit within a catchment area.

Pony and Pet Rescue 71 Lawton Moor Road Northern Moor M23 OPU Contact: Pauline Burns Phone: 945 1554

Rescuing injured or sick animals and helping with general advice about animal care. Duvets, blankets and pet food always needed and gratefully received. Call for more information.

Free open access play and youth provision. Youth Provision 7.00pm - 9.00pm (12-19 years) on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Play Provision 3.30pm - 6.30pm (5-13 years only) on Mon to Fri. Holiday Provision Mon to Fri times may vary depending on funding levels, please contact the centre

Family Action Benchill 59 Gladeside Road Benchill M22 9QZ Contact: Sue Howard Phone: 945 4274 Fax: 945 0493 Email: sue.howard@barnardos.org.uk Website: www.barnardos.org.uk

FAB is a partnership between Barnardo’s, Manchester City Council, and other funders. We offer a range of services such as: playgroup and crèche, one to one and group-work based family work, play and stay group for carers and toddlers and domestic violence group work. During the year we offer: After school club, play and stay group, teenage antenatal clinic, relate counselling, play schemes, parenting courses, family fun days, playgroup and crèche. Contact us Mon to Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm by phone for more details. Disabled access to the premises.

Home-start

Pet Line Contact: Chris Butterworth Phone: 902 0483

Woodhouse Lane Sharston M22 9TF Contact: Maureen Jones Phone: 437 8950 Fax: 498 5923 Email: m.jones@manchesteryounglives.org.uk Website: www.manchesteryounglives.org.uk

•  Lost and found pet register •  Pet bereavement helpline •  General advice for pet owners 9.00am – 9.00pm most days

St.Luke’s Church Hall Brownley Road Wythenshawe M22 4PT Contact: Carolyn Davies Phone: 946 1420 Fax: 946 1430 Email: admin@homestartsouthmcr.org.uk

Homestart Wythenshawe and South Manchester volunteers offer emotional and practical support to families, with at least one child under 5, experiencing difficulties around parenting, children’s behaviour, family, health or other social/economic factors contributing to stress. All volunteers are fully trained and CRB checked The office is open Monday to Thursday: 9.00am - 4.30pm Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm Answerphone available outside office hours.

Kidz Come 1st Benchill Community Centre Benchill Road Wythenshawe M22 8EJ Contact: Laura Partington / Vicky Burns Phone: 946 9522 / 07879 624658 Fax: 998 2226 Email: kidz_come_1st@hotmail.com

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We offer Holiday and After school care for children aged 3 -12 years £6 Afterschool Care: 3.00pm - 5.45pm £14 Holiday Care: 8.00am - 5.45pm •  Child Care Tax Credits help is available •  Ofsted Registered, Fully Qualified Staff •  Purpose built secure room •  Open 51 weeks a year •  First social enterprise for childcare in Manchester •  Tax Credits help available

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Children

Children Sure Start Centres

Manchester Children’s Information Service

Baguley Sure Start Children’s Centre

The Alexandra Centre Adscombe Street Moss Side M16 7AQ Phone: 0800 083 7921 Fax: 227 9473 Email: cisinfo@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/earlyyears/ childcare.htm or www.direct.gov.uk

Ackworth Drive Baguley M23 1LB Phone: 227 3477 Fax: 946 1809

Information is available on all types of childcare provision such as Sure Start children’s centres, day nurseries, after school and holiday schemes, registered childminders, nannies, schools and extended school activities, positive activities for young people, parenting courses and parenting information. Details available on funding for free early education childcare places (3 and 4 years old). We can also help if you want to set up a childcare business such as a playgroup, day nursery or as a registered childminder. If you are interested in working in childcare we also have information to get you started We can also provide information on grants/financial assistance that may be available to help pay for childcare, and have useful booklets to help you choose quality childcare.

Wythenshawe Community Initiative Woodhouse Park Family Centre 7 Stoneacre Road Woodhouse Park M22 1BP Contact: Clare North Phone: 498 0292 Fax: 437 6628 Email: whp@familycentre.fsnet.co.uk

WCI offers a variety of services across Wythenshawe for families and children. These include: Child contact centre, after school clubs, playgroup, mobile crèches, parent/toddler groups, family support services and much more. Our services are all free or low-cost and are open to all members of the Wythenshawe community. For up-to-date information on what we are currently offering and the times and venues of our services please contact us.

Next to Baguley Hall Primary School. There are daycare places available for 0 - 5 years. Currently, the centre is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm and it offers a range of services, which include: adult education, ante natal, baby massage, rhyme & sign, shake, rattle & rhyme, new baby group, ‘crawlies’ group.

Benchill Sure Start Children’s Centre 22 Lyndene Road Benchill M22 4PZ Contact: Gill Trimble, Administrator Phone: 998 7280 Fax: 998 4256

Support for families with children under 5. Family support, parenting courses, groups, birth registration, ante natal clinic, health advice and support, outreach work and breast-feeding support. Please contact the centre for further details.

Sale Road Sure Start Children’s Centre Sale Road Northern Moor M23 0JX Contact: Jane Smith Phone: 998 5545 or call the Children’s Information Service on 0800 083 7921 Fax: 945 0238

Provide 40 place day care full time equivalent places. In addition, each centre offers a range of other services, including: after school and holiday care, midwives sessions, parent craft, baby massage, good grub, childminder drop ins, adult and toddler groups and parenting courses. Mon to Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm Full or Part-time childcare provided for children aged 6 months to 5 years. For more details please contact The Children’s Information Service on 0800 083 7921.

Sandilands Sure Start Children’s Centre Wendover Road Brooklands M23 9JX Contact: Jean Hardman Phone: 227 3550 Fax: 962 7680 Email: j.hardman@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

The Centre is open 9.00am - 4.00pm and offers a range of services including: adult education courses, play & stay sessions, adult & toddler group (£1 charge), time 4 u group with crèche, ante natal clinics, baby massage (30p charge), rhyme and sign, shake rattle & rhyme and baby well being clinic Please call for details.

Woodhouse Park Sure Start Children’s Centre Dinmor Road Woodhouse Park M22 1NW Phone: 499 0525 Email: diane.lloyd@barnados.org.uk

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Support for families with children under 5 Family support, parenting courses, groups, ante natal clinics, health advice and support, outreach work, breast-feeding support Please contact the centre for further details

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Children

Children

Playgroups & Nurseries

Playgroups & Nurseries

Baguley Park Beehive Behind Baguley Community Centre 206a Hall Lane Baguley M23 8NA Contact: Donna Phone: 945 9015

Hall Lane Playgroup Adult/Toddler Group: Mon, Tues, Weds 1.00pm - 4.00pm Baguley Park Crèche: Weds 10.30am - 1.30pm For children over 2 years of age.

Baguley Park Play Centre Bowland Road Baguley M23 1NA Contact: Kelly Sheldon Phone: 945 9015 Fax: 945 9015

Adult and Toddler group aged between new born and 5 years old. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 12.30pm - 2.45pm Fee: 50p Friday session not available during school holidays.

Happy Days Nursery

Out of school club. Pick up from local school via mini bus. Open term time 3.00pm - 6.00pm £5 per session School Holidays 8.30am - 6.00pm £12 per session Phone for further details.

Kid’s Fun Club

Baguley Park Play Centre Bowland Road Baguley M23 1NA Contact: Kelly Sheldon Phone: 945 9015 Fax: 945 9015

Baguley Wasp c/o Baguley Community Centre 206a Hall Lane Baguley M23 1NA Contact: Donna Sheldon Phone: 945 9015 Fax: 945 9015

204 Wythenshawe Road Northern Moor M23 0PH Contact: Trish Casey Phone: 998 2923 Fax: 988 2923

St Michael’s Parish Hall Orton Road Manchester M23 0LH Contact: Angela Roscoe Farrell Phone: 07733 265387

Benchill Children’s Centre Brookfield Gardens Benchill Wythenshawe M22 8ZZ Contact: Elaine Smith Phone: 946 0425 Fax: 945 0240 Email: Elaine.smith@manchester.gov.uk

Childcare. Mon to Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm Available to working parents and the community.

Bramble Lodge Day Nursery 16 Gresty Avenue Peel Hall M22 5JP Contact: Stephanie Farrell Phone: 437 1205 Email: hello@bramblelodge.co.uk Website: www.bramblelodge.co.uk

An Ofsted registered private day nursery offering full or part time childcare, 8.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday, all year round. Educational grants are available for children. Qualified staff offering excellent care in a homely environment. All food supplied and freshly cooked each day.

Forum Nursery Wythenshawe Forum Forum Square Wythenshawe M22 5RX Phone: 436 8337

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Ofsted registered day nursery providing care for children aged 3 months to 5 years. Open all year for part time and full time care

Playgroup for children aged between 2 and a half and 5 years. Mon, Tues, Fri 9.30am - 12.00 noon £6.50 per week Waiting list in operation.

Childrens day nursery caring for children from 3 months to 5 years old. Opening times: Mon to Fri 8.00am - 5.30pm (Closed Bank Holidays).

Afterschool club. We offer places for children to meet, play and thrive in a safe and stimulating environment. The club offers inclusive play sessions in which children are encouraged to interact with each other in a positive and friendly manner. We pick children up from St Aidan’s, Button Lane and Rackhouse School and escort them to the hall and support children with a variety of activities including clay model making, painting, sports, music and imaginative play. For children ages 3-11 years old. Price £6 per session (term time only) including healthy snack and drink upon arrival.

Poundswick Lane Children’s Centre Poundswick Lane Crossacres Wythenshawe M22 9TB Contact: Pam Green Phone: 437 8121 Fax: 490 2370

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 11.30am & 1.00pm - 3.30pm (planned to include younger infants). Community Room & Breastfeeding Friendly Award.

Royle Green Children’s Centre 151 Longley Lane Northenden M22 4HY Contact: Margaret Jackson Phone: 998 4078 Fax: 945 4827

We offer day care, after school care, holiday care and community crèche. The centre is open Mon to Fri 7.30am - 5.30pm After school care and the community crèche is term time only and holiday care is for some of the school holidays. There is a charge for day, after school and holiday care but the community crèche is free.

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Children

Community Centres

Playgroups & Nurseries Rupert’s Private Day Nursery 2 Maple Road Brooklands M23 9HJ Contact: Sharon Meade Phone: 962 9876 Email: jan.ruperts@tiscali.co.uk Website: www.rupertsnursery.co.uk

Benchill Community Centre Childcare 0 - school age. Open: Mon to Fri 8.00am - 6.00pm Fee: Free funding for all 3 and 4 years olds Large garden.

Benchill Road Wythenshawe M22 8EJ Contact:Brenda Grixti Phone: 945 0879 Fax: 998 2226 Email: grixtib@willow-park.co.uk Website: www.benchillcommunitycentre.co.uk

For parents, grandparents, childminders etc with children under 5 years. Mon & Thurs 1.30pm - 3.00pm (term time only). Disabled Access and Toilet

Brownley Green Village

We offer 40 full time equivalent places for children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years, providing day care and education. The centre’s opening hours are from 7.30am to 5.30pm. The purpose built centre is part of Early Years, within Manchester City Council Children’s Services.

New Dawn Community Association

St Elizabeth’s Toddler Group St Elizabeth’s Church Holliney Road Peel Hall M22 5JF Contact: Margaret Allen Phone: 437 2107

Scout Drive Children’s Centre Newall Green Wythenshawe M23 2SY Contact: Donna Grimshaw Phone: 436 5394 Fax: 437 9207 Email: eyp.scout@notes.manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

Brownley Green Methodist Church and Gym Broadoak Road Benchill M22 9NF Contact: Phemy Houghton Phone: 998 7450

Button Lane Northern Moor M23 0ND Contact: Margaret Lloyd Phone: 428 6412 Email: mplloyd@talktalk.net

For more Adult and Toddler Groups try contacting your local primary school or church

Community centre and sports activities. Ofsted registered childcare. Parent and toddler groups, youth provision, astro turf pitch and dance studio. Community room, conference suite and art design studio. An IT drop in and open access play provision. For a list of sporting activities call Paula Barlow on 946 9521

A village of community activities with gymnasium and clothing shop with emphasis on Irish and street dancing. Family Fitness and Health activities.

A cradle to the grave community service for all in modern well maintained premises. • After School/Holiday provision for Junior School age, Mon to Fri all year •  Girl’s Club (7-11), Thursday 6.30pm - 8.00pm •  Brownies •  A community café is run on Tue, Wed and Thurs morning • Holistic therapy takes place Wed and Thurs during the day and early evening, at other times by arrangement •  Evergreens for the 50+ meets Wed afternoon •  Slimming World Wed evening 6.00pm – 8.00pm •  One to one counselling sessions are offered throughout the week A massive rummage sale is held the first Saturday in the month.

New Horizons Brownley Road Woodhouse Park M22 0DW Contact: Brenda Shaw Phone: 437 2369 Email: brendog@tiscali.co.uk

A place with specialised facilities to meet everyone’s need and where social inclusiveness is given and received

Northenden Civic Society Northenden Methodist Church Victoria Road Northenden M22 4JP Contact: Anthony Hoath Phone: 945 4395 Fax: 613 1840 Email: athoath@aol.com

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We aim to protect, preserve and stimulate public interest in Northenden and its surroundings. Secure preservation, conservation and improvements in public amenities. The society also arranges a varied programme of activities including local works, coach outings and a popular Christmas dinner!

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Community Centres

Community Centres

Northenden Community Projects Victoria Road Northenden M22 4JP Contact: Nadine Ibe Phone: 902 9269

Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre Provision of regular community lunches and services to the wider community through the work of partner organisations

The Open Door 26/28 Haveley Road Benchill Wythenshawe M22 8ES Contact: Nina & Liz Phone: 945 1455

We run a community café. Open: 7.30am - 11.00am Monday to Friday Hot pot available once a month for senior citizens Room hire available for children parties, events etc We also run a children’s club. Please call for more information.

Portway Woodhouse Park Wythenshawe M22 1QW Contact: Reception Phone: 436 0560 Fax: 436 0592 Email: wplc@willow-park.co.uk Website: www.woodhouseparklifestylecentre.co.uk

Royal Oak Community Centre Brookcott Road Royal Oak Wythenshawe M23 1DY Contact: Gina Hall Phone: 998 2146 Email: rocag.ta@btinternet.com

Community Centre. Rooms for hire, youth club, healthy living exercise, tap/ballet, computer courses. Most activities are free to local people. Cheeky Monkeys parent and toddler group offers a range of activites including, kids cooking, storytime, toys and much more. Every Tuesday 10.00am – 12 noon.

St Andrew’s House Brownley Road Wythenshawe M22 0DW Contact: Ren Cockill Phone: 437 9328 Email: wythmeth@care4free.net

St Andrew’s House is a community house offering homely facilities for meetings plus office space. Special features are a double size lounge, modern kitchen and large enclosed grassed garden. It is also the office base for Wythenshawe Methodists and Wythenshawe Oasis

Tree of Life Centre Wythenshawe St Mark’s URC Oatlands Road Woodhouse Park Wythenshawe M22 1AH Contact: Janet Tysoe Phone: 437 7623 Fax: 437 7623 Email: tree-of-life01@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.treeoflifecentre.org.uk

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Low cost furniture, white goods, clothes and bric a brac. Community café. Tai Chi, OAP groups, complementary therapy, art, African drumming and photography.

Open: Mon to Sat: 9.00am - 10.00pm Sun: 10.00am - 6.00pm Late bar functions Fri and Sat 11.00pm A new community sports and leisure centre including sports hall, four outdoor 5-a-side pitches and three multi-use studios. Meeting, conference and function facilities also available. We provide sports facilities, meeting and function facility hire, soccer leagues, fitness classes, activity clubs, community volunteer schemes, youth clubs, holiday play, bowls, 50+ activities, dance for all ages and more. Contact Keith Howell on 436 0567 for more information. We recruit, train and manage volunteers as part of developing the community and encouraging local people to get involved. Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn something new and to show off what skills you have.

Wythenshawe Oasis St Andrew’s House Brownley Road Manchester M22 0DW Contact: David Bown Phone: 437 9328 Email: wythmeth@care4free.net Website: www.wythenshawe-oasis.org.uk

Wythenshawe Oasis is a Wythenshawe based charity that oversees and resources five Wythenshawe projects based at Methodist churches on Brownley Road, Button Lane, Bowland Road, Broadoak Road and Palatine Road, Northenden as part of an on-going programme of regeneration. Project names: New Horizons, New Dawn, Harvest Centre, Brownley Green Village & Northenden Community Projects.

Wythenshawe Youth & Community Centre 94 Crossacres Road Wythenshawe M22 5BS Contact: Alison Guard Phone: 437 0303 Fax: 437 0303

Monday Evening: Kidzone Club 5 -11 years Tuesday Afternoon: Toddler Group Wednesday Evening: Slimming World Thursday Evening: Youth Club 11-16 years Friday Evening: Street Style Karate

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Community

Community

Support

Support

Adult and Children’s Social Care Contact Service

Community Foundation For Greater Manchester

Carisbrooke Resource Centre Wenlock Way Gorton M12 5LF Phone: 255 8250

Beswick House Beswick Row M4 4LE Phone: 214 0940 Fax: 214 0941 Email: enquiries@communityfoundation.co.uk Website: www.communityfoundation.co.uk

Social Care Services can be accessed via the Contact Service for Social Care Outside office hours, the number is staffed by the Emergency Duty Social Work Service. You can refer yourself, or another person, or you can use it to tell us if you are concerned about the mistreatment of a child or a vulnerable adult. You can also use it to report a hate crime.

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO)

Business in the Community 2nd Floor Amazon House 3 Brazil Street Manchester M1 3PJ Contact: Gemma Hall Phone: 233 7750 Fax: 236 3987 Email: northwest@bitc.org.uk Website: www.bitc.org.uk

Cares is Business in the Community’s national employee volunteering programme. It provides a valuable service to community organisations who require the assistance of volunteers to undertake well-organised team and individual projects. Companies who support Cares commit employee time to volunteer, normally during office hours to complete one-off team challenges and also longer term projects, as required. ProHelp is a national network of over 1000 professional firms each of which has offered to provide professional advice and strategic support free of charge to community groups and voluntary organisations in their local area. Projects could include feasibility studies, structural surveys, marketing and business plans, legal and accountancy advice and property valuations

BW3 (Businesses Working with Wythenshawe) c/o Manchester Airport Community Relations Department 5th Floor Olympic House Manchester Airport M90 1QX Contact: Paul Hodson Phone: 489 2163 Email: bw3@manairport.co.uk Website: www.bw3.org.uk

A group of businesses committed to supporting the social and economic regeneration of Wythenshawe. BW3 members work to support the strategic regeneration framework for the area in partnership with a range of agencies. Focus areas are education, employment and support for local community organisations.

Churches Working Together in Wythenshawe Brownley Green Baptist Church Crossacres Road Wythenshawe M22 9TB Contact: Marie Trubic Phone: 437 06859 / 0779023706 Email: marietrubic@yahoo.co.uk

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The Community Foundation is the largest independent grant– maker specifically serving communities in the Greater Manchester area. The organisation manages and administers a portfolio of funds aimed at supporting small local charities, community groups and voluntary sector organisations. Some of the funds currently available through the foundation include Community Champions Fund, Millennium Awards Scheme and Community Foundation Small Grants Fund.

The project encourages the Churches across Wythenshawe to work in partnership with other organisations to regenerate and renew the area by responding to local needs and issues. The designated worker is available to assist any local voluntary and community organisation in its development through funding and organisational support and advice

St Thomas Centre Ardwick Green North Manchester M12 6FZ Contact: David Sutcliffe Phone: 277 1000 Fax: 273 8296 Email: gmcvo@gmcvo.org.uk Website: www.gmcvo.org.uk

Our aim is to strengthen the voluntary sector, build bridges with other sectors, and influence local and national policy. Our work involves representing, promoting and developing voluntary organisations, working in partnership with other organisations doing similar work. Services include training, a newsletter and policy journal, network support and conferences. GMCVO is also the lead body for the ChangeUp consortium in Greater Manchester.

Manchester Community Information Network The Grange Community Resource Centre Pilgrim Drive Manchester M11 3TQ Contact: Gary Copitch Phone: 230 1430 Email: info@mcin.net Website: www.mymanchester.net

MCIN is a not for profit social enterprise and charity that increases social inclusion through the use of ICT. We provide technical support to the third sector through our Circuit Riders. Learn Net provides access to education, training and mentoring to support learners into further education and employment. Web Connect supports communities by developing, marketing and distributing community news and views.

Manchester Event Volunteers c/o E.D.U Room 302 Level 3 Town Hall Manchester M60 2LA Phone: 234 1531 (General Enquiries) Fax: 236 5405 Email: info@mev.org.uk Website: w  ww.mev.org.uk www.gameslegacy.com

Manchester Event Volunteers is the volunteering legacy of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. With MEV, the volunteering is about personal choice and volunteers give us as much or as little time as they can afford, getting involved with events which interest them most. Volunteers can also take part in a range of training opportunities with local colleges, leading to further qualifications and, if needed, help with finding a job!

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Community

Community

Support

Support

National Probation Service 258 Brownley Road Wythenshawe M22 5EB Contact: Senior Probation Officer Phone: 436 1919 Fax: 498 8304 Website: www.gm.probation.org.uk

Wythenshawe Black Community Group Supervision of offenders in the community who are subject to community sentences or who have served a Prison Sentence. Most of our services are specifically for offenders who are legally required to maintain contact with us. Office hours: Mon to Thurs: 9.00am - 5.00pm Fri: 9.00am - 4.30pm Disabled access to premises

The Novas Scarman Group 424-426 Manchester Royal Exchange Manchester M2 7FE Contact: Cheryl McAlister Phone: 839 2613 Fax: 839 2646 Email: support.manchester@thescarmantrust.org Website: www.thescarmantrustmanchester.org

We provide neighbourhood based support for small voluntary and community groups across the City of Manchester. We are committed to working alongside you or your group, by listening to your needs and supporting you to reach your goals. We offer support and guidance for you to make a difference to your communities, in the way you want. We have access to local and national networks and resources enabling you to choose training in areas such as finance, planning, IT and management skills. We can also help you find funding opportunities and support you through the application process.

The Victim and Witness Community Team 12 Carloon Road Northern Moor Manchester M23 0BS Contact: Janice Teale Phone: 613 2874 Fax: 613 2874 Email: victimcomteam@hotmail.co.uk

A local voluntary organisation offering support to people affected by crime, anti-social behaviour and youth or neighbour nuisance. The service is free, confidential and friendly, and appointments will be made to suit you. You can either attend the office or receive a home visit.

Benchill Road Wythenshawe Manchester M22 8EJ Contact: Robert Kalisa Phone: 945 0879 / 07919 341051 Email: robertkalisa@yahoo.co.uk

Sign posting, housing, health, education and local services. Free of charge

Wythenshawe Credit Union Level 1 Alderman Gatley House Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RF Phone/Fax: 436 2347 Email: wycu@btconnect.com

Offers a savings and loan service. Membership open to all who live or work in Wythenshawe. Open: Mon to Fri 11.00am - 3.00pm

Wythenshawe Women’s Aid PO Box 75 Wythenshawe M23 1WG Contact: Deborah Morton Phone: 998 2006 Fax: 945 5154 Email: wwarefuge@googlemail.com

Offers advice & support for women and children escaping domestic abuse, including outreach services. Outreach contact number 07711 202 135. Both services open Mon to Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Voluntary Action Manchester Green Fish Resource Centre 46-50 Oldham Street Manchester M4 1LE Phone: 234 2929 Fax: 234 2934 Email: vam@vamanchester.org.uk Website: www.vamanchester.org.uk

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Voluntary Action Manchester is a Council for Voluntary Service, offering advice, information and support to voluntary and community groups in Manchester.

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Councillors

Councillors

Baguley Councillors Councillor Paul Andrews 43 Greatfield Road Manchester M22 9RU Phone: 489 8907 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.p.andrews@manchester.gov.uk Councillor Tony Burns 39 Paulden Avenue Baguley M23 1PH Phone: 998 5784 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.t.burns@manchester.gov.uk

Northenden Councillors Drop in Advice Sessions and Surgeries: Attended by the ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis. Every Monday 7.00pm - 8:00pm The Community Rooms Johannesburg Gardens Watsdale Road Baguley Manchester M23 2RT Every Monday 8.30pm - 9.00pm Sacred Heart Presbytery Floatshall Road Baguley Manchester M23 1HP (Entrance is via the Church Hall)

Councillor Sandra Bracegirdle 22 Beech Avenue Manchester M23 1PH Phone: 945 5331 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.s.bracegirdle@manchester.gov.uk Councillor Richard Cowell 40 Cherington Close Manchester M23 0FE Phone: 998 3780 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.r.cowell@manchester.gov.uk

Councillor Eddie McCully 60 Stoneacre Road Woodhouse Park M22 1BN Phone: 436 2480 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.e.mcculley@manchester.gov.uk

Councillor Michael Kane 22 Beech Avenue Northenden M22 4JE Phone: 945 5331 Fax: 234 3356 Email: cllr.m.kane@manchester.gov.uk

Brooklands Councillors

Sharston Councillors

Councillor Susan Cooley 43 Sandacre Road Baguley M23 1AE Phone: 998 5234 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.s.cooley@manchester.gov.uk Councillor Glynn Evans 38 Mossdale Road Northern Moor M23 0NR Phone: 998 5366 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.g.evans@manchester.gov.uk Councillor Sue Murphy 19F Lawngreen Avenue Chorlton M21 8FH Phone: 881 8650 Fax: 234 3356 Email: cllr.s.murphy@manchester.gov.uk

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Drop in Advice Sessions and Surgeries: Attended by the ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis. 1st and 3rd Monday of the month 7.00pm - 8.00pm Lawton Moor Methodist Church Button Lane Manchester M23 0ND 2nd Monday of the month 7.00pm - 8.00pm Brooklands Trades and Labour Club Carrswood Road Manchester M23 9HQ

Councillor Hugh Barrett 55 Boothroyden Road Manchester M9 0SJ Phone: 795 4306 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.h.barrett@manchester.gov.uk Councillor Tommy Judge 23 Tottenham Drive Baguley M23 9WH Phone: 283 1614 Fax: 234 3331 Email: cllr.t.judge@manchester.gov.uk

Drop in Advice Sessions and Surgeries: Attended by the ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis. 1st and 3rd Monday of each month 6.30pm (Except bank holidays & the month of August) Benchill Community Centre Benchill Road Manchester M22 8EJ 1st and 3rd Monday 7.00pm (Except bank holidays & the month of August) West View Court West View Road Manchester M23 4LG 1st and 3rd Monday 7.30pm (Except bank holidays & the month of August) Rackhouse Primary School Yarmouth Drive Manchester M23 0BT

Drop in Advice Sessions and Surgeries: Attended by the ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis. Every Monday 5.30pm - 6.30pm (Except bank holidays & the month of August) Willow Park Housing Office Willow Park House Hollyhedge Road Manchester M22 9UF Every Wednesday 7.00pm - 8.00pm (excluding the month of August) St. Richard’s Church Hall, Peel Hall Road Wythenshawe Manchester M22 5DL No advice surgeries during August

Councillor Joyce Keller 14 Nan Nook Road Northern Moor M23 9BZ Phone: 998 3535 Fax: 234 3331 Email: members.services.office@manchester.gov.uk

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Councillors

Members of Parliament

Woodhouse Park Councillors Councillor Eddy Newman 234 Ryebank Road Manchester M21 9LU Phone: 881 8147 Fax: 234 3356 Email: cllr.e.newman@manchester.gov.uk

Paul Goggins MP Drop in Advice Sessions and Surgeries: Attended by the ward’s three Councillors on a rota basis. Every Wednesday 7.00pm - 8.00pm Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre Portway (Corner of Selstead Road) Manchester M22 1QW

Councillor Barbara O’Neil 3 Saltrush Road Woodhouse Park M22 6DJ Phone: 499 0066 Fax: 234 3331

2/19 Alderman Downward House The Birtles Wythenshawe M22 5RF Contact: Louise Leyland Phone: 499 7900 Fax: 499 7911 Email: gogginsp@parliament.uk Website: www.paulgoggins.labour.co.uk

Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East. Advice surgeries for constituents held every 2nd and 4th Friday and Saturday of each month held at various locations throughout the constituency. To make an appointment call 499 7900.

Brian Simpson MEP Lakeside Alexandra Park Prescot Road St. Helens WA10 3TT Phone: 01744 451609 Fax: 01744 29832 Email: briansimpson.labour@virgin.net Website: www.briansimpsonmep.co.uk

Councillor Brian O’Neil 3 Saltrush Road Woodhouse Park M22 6DJ Phone: 499 0066 Fax: 234 3331

Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England. Please contact for details.

Members Services Manchester City Council Phone: 234 3235

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For details or advice on Councillor sessions, or to leave a message for a Councillor.

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Education & Learning

Education & Learning

Primary

Primary

Ashgate Specialist Support Primary Crossacres Road Peel Hall Wythenshawe M22 5DR Contact: Brian Fren Phone: 219 6642 Fax: 436 4793 Email: admin@ashgate.manchester.sch.uk

Haveley Hey Community School Specialist School. Open 8.30am - 4.00pm

School facilities.

Benchill Primary School Benchill Road Wythenshawe M22 8EJ Headteacher: Brenda Portman Phone: 998 3075 Fax: 945 6008 Email: head@benchill.manchester.sch.uk

School facilities.

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We are a primary school ranging from 3-11 years. We offer a breakfast club plus an after school club for pupils and children in the community. We also run a Mums and Tots group on Tuesday and Thursday.

Bazley Road Northenden M22 4FL Headteacher: Ian Beard Phone: 998 4825 Fax: 945 5351 Email: admin@northenden.manchester.sch.uk

School facilities.

Peel Hall Primary School Primary School Education.

Crossacres Primary School Crossacres Road Wythenshawe M22 5AD Headteacher: Mrs S. Blay Phone: 437 1272 Fax: 436 2532 Email: admin@crossacres.manchester.sch.uk Website: www.crossacres.manchester.sch.uk

Firbank Road Newall Green Wythenshawe M23 2YH Contact: Mrs Christine Hobin Phone: 437 2872 Fax: 436 2178 Email: admin@newallgreen.manchester.sch.uk

Northenden Community School

Button Lane Primary School Button Lane Northern Moor M23 0ND Contact: Michelle Joyce Phone: 945 1965 Fax: 945 4257 Email: admin@buttonlane.manchester.sch.uk

Ages 3-11 years.

Newall Green Primary School

Baguley Hall Primary School Ackworth Drive Wythenshawe M23 1LB Headteacher: Mr. J McKie Phone: 998 2090 Fax: 998 6471 Email: admin@baguleyhall.manchester.sch.uk

Nearbrook Road Benchill M22 9NS Headteacher: Lesley Maddock Phone: 234 1188 Fax: 493 9006 Email: admin@haveleyhey.manchester.sch.uk

Primary school with nursery. Walking Bus and Breakfast Club. After School club:3.15pm - 6.00pm Holiday club: 8.00am - 6.00pm Toddler Group Tues and Thurs: 9.00am - 11.00am Parent Courses

Ashurst Road Peel Hall Manchester M22 5AU Contact: Mr M. D. Hallam Phone: 437 2494 Fax: 493 9032 Email: admin@peelhall.manchester.sch.uk Website: www.peelhall-primary.ik.org

Education.

Rackhouse Primary School Yarmouth Drive Northern Moor M23 0BT Contact: Miss T. A. Wood (Head teacher) or Mrs Stevenson Phone: 998 2544 Fax: 945 8735 Email: h  ead@rackhouse.manchester.sch.uk admin@rackhouse.manchester.sch.uk

We are a barrier-free primary school offering a high standard of education to all children aged 3-11 years. A place ‘where every child does matter!’

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Education & Learning

Education & Learning

Primary

Primary

Ringway Primary School Rossett Avenue Woodhouse Park Wythenshawe M22 0WW Contact: E. Davies Phone: 437 1899 Fax: 437 1809 Email: admin@ringway.manchester.sch.uk

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School Toddler Group Wed, Thurs & Fri 9.00am - 11.30am.

School facilities

Formal Education 3-11 years. Toddler Groups 0-3 years Tues/Wed/Thurs morning. Fully equipped ICT suite (available for hire).

School facilities.

St John Fisher & St Thomas More Catholic Primary School Woodhouse Lane Benchill M22 9NW Contact: Ms L. Conlon Phone: 998 3422 Fax: 945 5616 Email: admin@st-johnfisher-st thomasmore. manchester.sch.uk

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School facilities. Including Nursery from 3 years.

Floatshall Road Baguley M23 1HP Headteacher: Mr Aelred Whelan Phone: 998 3419 Fax: 945 6507 Email: admin@sacredheart-baguley. manchester.sch.uk

School facilities.

Sandilands Community Primary School

St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School Calve Croft Road Peel Hall M22 5EU Headteacher: Mrs Lisa Kelly Phone: 437 3890 Fax: 490 7024

Patterdale Road Northenden M22 4NR Headteacher: Vicky Ford Phone: 998 3663 Fax: 945 9858 Website: www.wilfridscofe.co.uk

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

St Anthony’s R.C. Primary School Dunkery Road Woodhouse Park M22 0NT Contact: John Gretton Phone: 437 3029 Fax: 436 5953 Email: office@stanthonysrcprimaryschool.co.uk Website: www.stanthonysrcprimaryschool.co.uk

School facilities

St Wilfrid’s C of E Aided Primary School

St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School Rackhouse Road Northern Moor M23 0BW Headteacher: Mrs Margaret McGee Phone: 998 4126 Fax: 945 5677

Firbank Road Newall Green M23 2YS Headteacher: Anne Loftus Phone: 437 1495 Fax: 437 9337

Catholic Primary School. Ages 3 –11 years. Mixed.

Wendover Road Brooklands M23 9JX Headteacher: Ms Joan Grant Phone: 973 6887 Fax: 973 6925 Email: head@sandilands.manchester.sch.uk

Education establishment with provision for children aged between 3 ½ - 11 years with breakfast club

Willows Primary School Tayfield Road Woodhouse Park M22 1BQ Phone: 437 4444 Fax: 436 5947 Email: admin@willows.manchester.sch.co.uk

School facilities.

Wythenshawe EiC Action Zones 114 Towerblock Terminal 1 Manchester Airport M90 2FB Contact: Gaynor Gorman Phone: 489 5600 Fax: 489 5267 Email: gaynor.gorman@manairport.co.uk

Part of Excellence in Cities working with all 25 schools in Wythenshawe. Assisting local schools to work collaboratively in innovative ways helping towards raising standards through a wide range of programmes working in partnership with the private sector.

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Education & Learning

Education & Learning

Secondary

Secondary

Brookway High School & Sports College Moor Road Baguley M23 9BP Phone: 998 3992 Fax: 998 5144 Email: admin@brookway.manchester.sch.uk Website: www.brookway.manchester.sch.uk

Piper Hill High School Secondary education for ages 11-16 year olds.

Education Business Solutions 3rd Floor Paragon House Seymour Grove Old Trafford M16 0LN Contact: David Hesk Phone: 772 1000 Fax: 873 7401 Email: dave.hesk@eb-solutions.org.uk Website: www.eb-solutions.org.uk

200 Yew Tree Lane Northern Moor M23 0FF Headteacher: Linda Jones Phone: 998 4068 Fax: 945 6625 Email: admin@piperhill.manchester.sch.uk

A school for children with severe, profound and complex learning difficulties. Moving to join St Paul’s High School

St Paul’s Catholic High School Works with schools, employers, and communities to raise standards and increase participation in education. Provides work experience placements, work related activities, mentoring and teacher placements in all Wythenshawe high schools.

Firbank Road Newall Green Manchester M23 2YS Contact: Mr WA Daron Phone: 437 5841 Fax: 498 2030 Email: admin@st-paulshigh.manchester.sch.uk Website: www.st-paulshigh.manchester.sch.uk

Secondary School for 11 to 16 year olds.

Newall Green High School Greenbrow Road Newall Green M23 2SX Headteacher: Mr Neil Wilson Phone: 499 3878 Fax: 436 8914 Email: admin@newallgreenhigh.manchester.sch.uk Website: www.newallgreenhigh.manchester.sch.uk

School facilities.

Parklands High School Simonsway Wythenshawe M22 9RH Headteacher: Phil Fitzpatrick Phone: 499 2726 Fax: 499 1147 Email: enquiries@parklandshigh.manchester.sch.uk

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School facilities.

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Education & Learning

Education & Learning

Adult & School Leavers

Adult & School Leavers

Brownley Green Centre Manchester College of Arts & Technology (MANCAT) Walney Road Wythenshawe M22 9TQ Contact: Course Entry Team Phone: 0800 068 8555 Fax: 920 4103 Email: enquiries@mancat.ac.uk Website: www.mancat.ac.uk

Forum Learn Direct This centre specialising in construction offers construction crafts courses for both adults and 16-19 year olds. It provides a realistic working environment in which to learn construction skills, such as carpentry and joinery, brickwork, painting and decorating and plastering.

City College Manchester Northenden Campus Sale Road Northenden M23 0DD Switchboard: 614 8000 Admissions: 0800 013 0123 Email: admissions@ccm.ac.uk Website: www.ccm.ac.uk

The College offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses for school leavers, adult learners and students moving on to higher education. To find out more about our courses call our enquiry line on 0800 013 0123 or visit our website.

Courses relating to family literacy and numeracy, Early Years education, first aid and interior design. Family learning courses in accessible locations throughout Wythenshawe. Advice and guidance is also available to help you and your children develop new skills. Crèche provision is also available. There is disabled access to the premises

Forum Learning Forum Square Wythenshawe Manchester M22 5RX Contact: Hilary Peel, Manager; Lynda Donohue, Co-ordinator Phone: 935 4080 Fax: 935 4078

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Free ESOL courses, English literacy, numeracy, home and office IT, languages, business and management. Learn Direct Centre is open Mon to Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm. Full Disabled Access.

Newall Green MANCAT Centre

Family Learning - Parent Participation In Education Rackhouse Adult Learning Centre c/o Rackhouse Primary School Yarmouth Drive M23 OBD Contact: Lin Eden Phone: 998 4728

(International Learning Centre) First Floor Forum Library Forum Square Wythenshawe M22 5RX Contact: Janet Dawson Phone: 935 4008 Fax: 935 4051 Email: janet@internationallearningcentre.com Website: www.internationallearningcentre.com

We run a range of courses for adults and are open: Mon & Tues: 9.00am - 9.00pm Weds to Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Our courses cover English, Maths, ESOL, IT, hairdressing & Beauty Therapy, Childcare and many other vocational subjects. Pre-employment courses run regularly. Appointments are available for careers information and guidance. Stepping Stones into Work and automated job points are located in the foyer.

Manchester College of Arts & Technology (MANCAT) Greenbrow Road Wythenshawe M23 2SX

This Sixth form centre is equipped to offer a wide range of AS/A level courses, as well as a selection of vocational courses for 16-19 year olds.

Contact: Course Enquiry Team Phone: 0800 068 8555 Fax: 920 4103 Email: enquiries@mancat.ac.uk Website: www.mancat.ac.uk

PRAGMA The Terry Dowling Centre 260 Brownley Road Wythenshawe M22 5EB Contact: Mark Bloomfield Phone: 436 3335 Fax: 436 3335

Promotion of pre-retirement education and information about pre-retirement courses available across Greater Manchester. Publications, newsletter, conferences, course etc. PRAGMA is happy to talk to individuals, groups, trade unions, and employees about pre-retirement and midlife issues.

Rackhouse Adult Learning Centre Yarmouth Drive Northern Moor M23 0BT Contact: Lin Eden, Family Learning Team Leader; Tracey Morris, Senior Admin Officer Phone: 998 4728 Fax: 945 1374 Email: l.eden@manchester.gov.uk t.morris2@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/adulted

Family learning courses in accessible locations throughout Wythenshawe. Adult learning courses within the Rackhouse Centre. Wheelchair access. All on one level. Open: Mon to Thurs 8.30am – 4.00pm.

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Education & Learning

Education & Learning

Adult & School Leavers

Citywide Learning Centres

Sharston Adult Learning Centre 181 Longley Lane Northenden M22 4JG Contact: Joan McKenzie Phone: 254 7910 Fax: 254 7908 Email: j.mckenzie1@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/education/adulted

Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College We offer a range of adult education courses including first steps in ICT, web design for beginners, ECDL, Spanish for beginners and Intermediate, Photoshop for beginners and intermediate. Car parking available Please contact for further details.

A small range of adult education classes including Yoga, Local History. The centre is open: Wed: 12.00 noon - 3.00pm Thurs: 9.30am - 12.30pm Fri: 9.30am - 12.30pm There is disabled access to the premises

UK Online Phone: 0800 77 1234 Email: ukonlinecentres@ufi.com Website: www.ukonlinecentres.com Benchill Community Centre Phone: 945 0879 Fax: 998 2226 Email: brenda.grixti@willow-park.co.uk Forum Library Phone: 935 4040 Email: wythadmin@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries Northenden Library Phone: 988 3023 Email: northend@libraries.manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/distlibs Rackhouse Library Phone: 998 2043 Email: rackhous@libraries.manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries

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A wide range of courses available for school leavers and adults. Please contact for further details.

City College Manchester

Terry Dowling Adult Learning Centre 260 Brownley Road Wythenshawe M22 5EB Phone: 255 2500 Fax: 255 2501 Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/adulteducation

Cheadle Campus Cheadle Hume SK8 5HA Marple Campus Hibbert Lane SK6 7PA Phone: 486 4602

UK online centres are a unique public asset, opening up ICT skills, the internet and online government services to people who are not online at home or at work or those who need support in using computers.

Whitworth Street Manchester M1 3HB Switchboard: 614 8000 Email: admissions@ccm.ac.uk Website: www.ccm.ac.uk

A range of courses and qualifications. To find out more about our courses call our enquiry line on 0800 013 0123

Learn Direct Phone: 0800 100 900 Website: www.learndirect.co.uk

National helpline for information on learning opportunities, courses and financial help. Opening hours: 8.00am - 10.00pm every day.

Loreto Sixth Form College Chichester Road Hulme M15 5PB Contact: Admissions Dept Phone: 226 5156 Fax: 227 9174 Email: office@loreto.ac.uk Website: www.loreto.ac.uk

Catholic Post 16 Education.

MANCAT City Campus Whitworth Street Manchester M1 3HB Switchboard: 614 8000 Email: enquiries@mancat.ac.uk Website: www.mancat.ac.uk

With over 500 courses at all levels, MANCAT offers an exceptionally wide range of opportunities for adults (aged 19 or over) wishing to return to, or continue with their education. There are academic and vocational courses to suit everyone from absolute beginners to those with previous knowledge or experience. They can be studied on either a part time or full time basis and in a variety of ways – during the day, in the evenings or at weekends – at one of ten MANCAT centres across Manchester. For more information on any Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT) please call the enquiries line between 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, free on 0800 013 0123

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Education & Learning

Education & Learning

Citywide Learning Centres

Citywide Learning Centres

Manchester Metropolitan University General Enquiries All Saints Building All Saints Manchester M15 6BH Phone: 247 2000 Fax: 247 6390 E-mail: enquiries@mmu.ac.uk Website: www.mmu.ac.uk

University of Salford Manchester Metropolitan University is a forward-looking university. At MMU we are proud of the exceptional breadth of choice we can offer our students and of the University’s links with business, industry, the professions and local communities that contribute to the learning experience. The University has a varied population, attracting students from a broad range of backgrounds and countries, which contributes to its lively and dynamic atmosphere. Over 400 courses and qualifications... degrees, BTEC HNCs, HNDs, professional courses, postgraduate courses and master’s degrees. As well as a wide range of research opportunities!

Royal Northern College of Music 124 Oxford Road Manchester M13 9RD Phone: 907 5200 E-mail: info@rncm.ac.uk Website: www.rncm.ac.uk

The RNCM has, for many years, been the first choice institution for a large number of aspiring professional musicians from the UK and overseas. Students’ education and training is supported by an international teaching faculty of the highest calibre and facilities unparalleled among conservatoires in the UK. Four public venues host a performance programme that is unique in its range and quality, featuring a rolling programme of student performances alongside visiting artists and ensembles. Music is everywhere, and the energy between students, artists and audiences powers the RNCM’s reputation as a major international centre for education, training and performance.

Salford Greater Manchester M5 4WT Phone: 295 5000 Fax: 295 5999 Website: www.salford.ac.uk

A wide range of degree and postgraduate courses are available. Please contact for further details.

Workers Educational Association 4th Floor Crawford House Oxford Road M13 9GH Phone: 277 5400 Fax: 274 4948 Email: northwest@wea.org.uk Website: www.nw.wea.org.uk

A wide range of courses are available for adults. Please contact for further details.

Xaverian Sixth Form College Lower Park Road Manchester M14 5RB Phone: 224 1781 Fax: 248 9039 Email: admissions@xaverian.ac.uk Website: www.xaverian.ac.uk

A wide range of courses are available for school leavers and adults. Please contact for further details. For general enquiries please email college@xaverian.ac.uk

South Trafford College Manchester Road West Timperley Altrincham WA14 5PQ Phone: 952 4600 Email: enquiries@trafford.ac.uk Website: www.trafford.ac.uk

A wide range of courses available for school leavers and adults. Please contact for further details.

Stockport College Wellington Road South Stockport SK1 3UQ Phone: 0845 230 3102 Email: enquiries@stockport.ac.uk Website: www.stockport.ac.uk

Stockport College offers a wide range of vocational and academic courses for learners of all ages and levels of ability. The college also has a business unit providing businesses with their training needs.

University of Manchester Oxford Road Manchester M13 9PL Phone: 306 6000 Email: ug.admissions@manchester.ac.uk Website: www.manchester.ac.uk

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A wide range of degree and postgraduate courses are available. Please contact for further details.

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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

999: Ambulance, Fire, Police Phone: 999

Greater Manchester Police Wythenshawe 999 is for use when an “immediate” response is required and should only be used in cases where a crime is happening now or if anyone is in immediate danger • Call 999 • Tell the operator which emergency service you want • Wait to be connected to the emergency service • Tell the emergency service: • where the trouble is • what the trouble is • where you are and the number of the phone you are using. Never make a false call; you could risk the lives of others that really need help.

Wythenshawe Police Station Poundswick Lane Wythenshawe Switchboard: 872 5050 Neighbourhood Policing Team: Inspector: 856 4882 Sergeants: 856 4883 Enquiries: 856 4832 Website: www.gmp.police.uk

Gas Leaks Emergency Phone: 0800 111 999

If you smell gas at home: • Find the main gas tap and turn it off • Phone Transco, the gas emergency service on 0800 111 999 • Don’t light any flames and put out cigarettes/candles etc • Don’t switch electrical appliances or lights off or on. • Open windows and doors • Check whether the gas cooker has been left turned on but unlit and check other sources of gas, such as the pilot light on hot water or central heating boilers

Racial Harassment The Race Hate Reporting Line Freephone: 0800 083 0007 The race and hate crime report line is available to anyone in Manchester who may wish to report a hate crime or incident.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Fire Station Brownley Road Wythenshawe M22 5FG Contact: Danny Settle Phone: 608 1102 Fax: 608 1100 Email: settled@manchesterfire.gov.uk

In the event of a fire call 999 and ask for the Fire Service Advice on fire prevention and safety at work or home For a free home fire risk assessment call 0800 555 815.

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Manchester has a proud tradition of welcoming people from abroad. Most people in Manchester are friendly and tolerant. Racial Harassment is illegal in the UK, which is persecuting, insulting or attacking someone, or damaging their property because of their colour, race, nationality or ethnic origin Examples of racial harassment may include: •  shouting racial insults or abuse •  stirring up racial hatred in others •  causing damage to houses or other property •  racist words or slogans written on doors and walls •  spitting and other offensive behaviour •  physical attacks in the street, home or other places All of these acts are crimes, and the people committing them can be taken to court. Refugees have the same right to legal protection from racial harassment as any other UK resident.

Domestic Violence

Greater Manchester Police Northenden Northenden Police Station Ford Lane Northenden M22 4WP Centralised Switchboard Phone: 872 5050 Neighbourhood Policing Team: Inspector: 856 4546 Sergeants: 856 4984 Enquiries: 856 4982

Local Police stations usually hold lists of late-night emergency numbers including doctors on call, chemists, garages, locksmiths and glaziers. Local stations can also provide help and advice about crime prevention and household security. • If you or your property is being attacked we will come and help you • If you tell us about things after they have happened, we will look into what has happened •  Our service is confidential and we can help you prevent crime. •  We will investigate crime when it occurs •  We offer advice on all crime and disorder problems Open for enquiries: Mon to Fri: 8.00am - 6.00pm Sat: 8.00am - 4.00pm

Local Police stations usually hold lists of late-night emergency numbers including doctors on call, chemists, garages, locksmiths and glaziers. Local stations can also provide helpful advice about crime prevention and household security. Not open to public.

National Domestic Violence Helpline Phone: 0808 200 0247 Manchester Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline Phone: 636 7525 Women’s Aid: (See Community: Support section of this directory) If you are a victim of domestic violence, or if you are in danger, telephone 999 and ask for the Police or go to your local police station.

Domestic violence is the abuse of one person within a personal relationship by another. It is an act or actions that force you to alter your behaviour. If you live in fear of how your family may react to your behaviour you may be experiencing domestic violence. The violence can be physical, emotional, psychological, financial or sexual. For example not letting you have food or money or stopping you from going out of the home alone. •  In the UK most domestic violence is a criminal offence. • There are special organisations to help refugees who suffer domestic violence. • The police can take action to protect women and children, who can go to live in safe accommodation.

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Emergency Services

Employment

Sexual Harassment & Assault

Airport Academy

• Sexual assaults should be reported to the police. • Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual act or attack by anyone – this includes people who are known to you and relatives. • A sexual assault can include rape; this is where somebody forces you to engage in a sexual act. • There are also special organisations, which can give advice and counselling to victims of sexual assault. • Sexual harassment includes unwelcome attention such as sexual remarks, looks and advances to another person. This is illegal.

Carter and Carter Group PLC Stamford House Northenden Road Sale M33 2DH Contact: Guy Staniforth, Employer Liaison Officer Phone: 283 3773 Fax: 976 4067 Email: airportacademy@carterandcartergroup.com Website: www.carterandcartergroup.com

The Airport Academy offers an opportunity to gain employment with one of the many companies based in and around Manchester Airport. There are hundreds of jobs on offer! There are taster sessions running every week in community venues, where people can find out more about the jobs available and working conditions and can get help with preparing for work and applying for jobs. For those who think that the jobs would suit them, and who have the potential to achieve, the next stage is an intensive two week course at the Airport. This will include an introduction to real vacancies, the opportunity to apply for jobs, get familiar with the airport and meet employers. When a job is secured, the Academy will continue to support candidates with in-work mentoring and work based training opportunities.

Blue Orchid Management Consultants Ltd 2nd Floor, Fourways House 57 Hilton Street Manchester M1 2EJ Contact: Jan Foster Phone: 485 4949 Fax: 233 2391 Email: j.foster@theblueorchid.co.uk Website: www.theblueorchid.co.uk

Business management support, guidance and advice for both start up and post start up businesses This includes training in the basics of starting up and running your own business

Jobcentre Plus Simon House Wavell Road Wythenshawe M22 5RA Phone: 912 8300 Fax: 435 2185 Website: www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk

Working within the remit of ‘Work for those who can and help for those who can’t’, Wythenshawe Jobcentre Plus is open Mon to Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm (Wed open 10.00am) to offer access to jobseekers through the use of touch screen technology to all local and national advertised vacancies, with telephone access to Jobseeker Direct: Contact on 0845 6060 234 Guidance on all other benefit related issues. Jobcentre Plus is part of an Executive Division of the Department for Work and Pensions.

Let’s Get Going Forum Library Wythenshawe M22 5RX Contact: Andrew Chittim, Phil Hampson Phone: 0800 083 2121 Email: getgoing@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries

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A new beginning, more confidence, a plan of action. Free friendly advice and guidance to help people come off benefits and make a new start with work and training. A partnership between Manchester Libraries and Manchester Adult Education Service, helping people who are unemployed, lone parents and people on Incapacity Benefit to become job ready. Workshops on C.V. preparation, interview skills, confidence building, goal setting for the future, deciding what you want to do for a career - helping you every step of the way. Call the free phone number for an appointment.

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Employment

Employment

Next Step Woodville Centre Shirley Road Cheetham Hill Manchester M8 0NE Contact: Julie Baum Phone: 795 4012 Website: www.nextstepgreatermanchester.org.uk

Stepping Stones Into Work Manchester next step outreach service provides impartial information and advice on learning and work to adults aged 20+ years who have fewer than 5 GCSE’s or an NVQ level 2 qualification, and live or work in the Manchester area. We operate as a team of outreach workers covering a variety of venues across the city.

Wythenshawe Forum Centre Forum Square Wythenshawe M22 5RX Contact: David Malone Phone: 255 8901 / 07891 682841 Email: david.malone@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk

Progress 2 Work Ease Central Buildings Oldham Street Manchester M1 1JQ Contact: Roger Davenport Phone: 228 0104 Fax: 228 0104 Email: jcpunited@aol.com Website: www.everydayskills.co.uk

Progress 2 Work is a Job Centre Plus funded programme designed to help people with a history of drug misuse engage with work. Through individually tailored packages of education, training and specialist advice, P2W successfully offers support into Employment working in partnership with referral agencies and other training providers. P2W is voluntary and flexible and will not affect the benefit status of those joining the programme. To be eligible, people should be drug free or undergoing treatment and be claiming a ‘Working Age’ benefit.

Standguide Limited Rooms 2-6 Unit 24 Alderman Downward House The Birtles Wythenshawe Manchester M22 5RF Contact: Joanne Matthews, Centre Business Manager Phone: 436 2616 Fax: 437 9336 Website: www.standguide.co.uk

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Standguide offers support to the unemployed and those who require extra support after being unemployed due to illness or disability by giving them the use of our facilities and guidance to find employment within their chosen profession. Customers must be claiming a benefit and our provisions are arranged through the Job Centre, free to the customer. We offer employers free recruitment for their company, saving time and advertising costs. We offer training in health & safety, food hygiene, manual handling, emergency first aid and CSCS card.

The project is managed by Jobcentre Plus and delivered in partnership with Work Solutions. It employs specialist advisers to offer help through training advice, motivation and other routes to help customers to move into or closer to work. Service Includes: • CV and job interview preparation • advice on In Work Benefits such as Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax run on. • access to the Advisor Discretion Fund that can pay for travel costs to attend interviews and interview clothes, childcare if needed whilst attending interview, and specialist equipment or clothing that is job related to start work • Fast Track application for Tax Credits • help with living costs until you receive your first wage • job grant (eligibility conditions apply) - support in claiming financial incentives and grants available Eligibility: Incapacity/Income support customers and Jobseekers customers claiming less than six months.

Willow Park Enterprise Support Project Benchill Community Centre Benchill Road Wythenshawe M22 8EJ Contact: Phil Duffield Phone: 945 0655 Fax: 998 2226 Email: phil.duffield@willow-park.co.uk

If you are thinking of starting a business or are already in business, the project can offer free professional advice and support, to the areas of Sharston, Benchill and Woodhouse Park. Advice available on business planning, market research, finance / funding, cash flows, legal structures, tax & VAT and employment law. To talk through your idea or for further information contact Phil Duffield, office hours Mon to Fri, 8.00am - 4.00pm.

Work Solutions Ground Floor Alpha House Rowlandsway Wythenshawe M22 5RG Contact: Jo Squires Phone: 498 9882 Fax: 498 9822 Email: jo.squires@work-solutions.org.uk Website: www.work-solutions.org.uk

E2E training programme for 16-18 year olds. Includes preparation for work, including work experience, basic skills, ICT and personal development activities. A range of qualifications are available. Operates Monday to Friday. Young people should be eligible for EMA and will be paid this for full attendance.

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Environment

Health General NHS services

Cedar Community Garden Club CAWT Cedars Centre Poundswick Lane Woodhouse Park Phone: 499 1887

NHS Direct Membership for tool hire, gardening and decorating equipment. Friday morning during spring and summer, Mon and Weds during winter.

Phone: 0845 4647

Contact the Environment On Call team with enquiries about your street environment including pavements, highways, trees and hedges, street cleaning, refuse collection, street lighting and recycling. Call us to speak to an advisor Monday to Friday 8.00am 8.00pm or send us a text message, fax, email or raise your request online at a time that suits you.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Environment on Call PO Box 204 Manchester M12 5WL Phone: 954 9000 Fax: 957 8397 Email: contact@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

Phone: 219 9495 / 958 4117

Greater Manchester Waste Limited South Manchester MRS Longley Lane Sharston M22 2RG Phone: 491 2522 Fax: 491 3244 Email: webinfo@gmwaste.co.uk

Civic Amenity Site & Material Recovery Facility. We recycle: paper, glass, aluminium, textiles, books, green waste, scrap metal, wood, waste oil, batteries and inert waste.

An environmental regeneration charity that delivers sustainable projects across specialised thematic areas of community, land, youth, education, employment and business. We build projects that help build safer & stronger communities, promote health & well-being, support local skills & enterprise & work closely with young people.

Website providing information on the campaign to become Britain’s greenest city. The website also provides links to other local and national environmental activities & initiatives.

Wild About Manchester Contact: Jon Follows, Environmental Strategy Officer Phone: 234 1869 Email: look@wildaboutmanchester.info Website: www.wildaboutmanchester.info

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Patient Liasion Office Outpatients Entrance Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Road Manchester M23 9LT Phone: 291 5600 Email: kate.jury@smtr.nhs.uk

For advice and information about your treatment at Wythenshawe Hospital or if you wish to make a complaint contact PALS. The PALS team can: • advise and support you, your family, visitors and carers • listen to your suggestions, queries and concerns • help sort out problems on your behalf • provide information about NHS services • put you in touch with interpreters, signers and other support services

Wythenshawe Forum Walk-in Centre

Manchester Green City Phone: 234 4506 Email: green.city@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchestergreencity.co.uk

If you need help, want to make a suggestion or have a concern or complaint about local health services you can contact the PALS service. This service is part of Manchester Primary Care NHS Trust and is free, confidential and a city-wide service. Contact PALS if: • You need to register with a GP or Dentist • You have a concern with a treatment or service but are not sure who can help • You want to know what health services are available in your local area

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS at Wythenshawe Hospital)

Groundwork Manchester, Salford & Trafford Timber Wharf 42-50 Worsley Street Castlefield M15 4LD Phone: 220 1000

This is a telephone service providing confidential health advice and information 24 hours a day. You can talk to NHS staff who can tell you what to do if you’re feeling ill and where to find local health services and self-help/ support groups.

Information about Manchester City Council’s biodiversity strategy, information, activities & campaigns

Simonsway Wythenshawe M22 5RX Phone: 490 8082

Open: Mon to Fri and Bank Holidays: 8.00am - 6.00pm Sat and Sun: 8.00am - 9.00pm Treatment for minor illnesses & injuries; including minor burns, minor falls, soft tissue injuries, eye injuries and infections, chest pain, allergies, emergency contraception, skin infections, ear pain, rashes, colds and sore throats, viral coughs. Go to the walk-in centre if you can’t get a GP appointment or you don’t have a GP

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Health

Health

Doctors & Health Centres

Doctors & Health Centres

Baguley Clinic Hall Lane Baguley M23 1NA Phone: 946 0802

Greenbrow Medical Practice Alcohol counselling (by appointment), podiatry, school nurses, orthoptics, health visitors, speech therapy, back pain clinic.

Benchill Medical Practice Brownley Green Health Centre 171 Brownley Road Benchill M22 9UH Phone: 493 9101 Fax: 209 2791

Medical practice. Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8.30am - 6.30pm Weds: 8.30am - 12.30pm and 2.30pm - 6.30pm

Medical practice.

489 Palatine Road Northenden Manchester M22 4DH Phone: 945 3624

Medical practice

Northenden Group Practice 489 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4DH Phone: 998 3206

Brownley Green Health Centre Brownley Road Brownley Green Wythenshawe M22 4GA Phone: 493 9077

GPs, podiatry, audiology, physiotherapy, speech therapy, leg ulcer clinic, dermatology, continence clinic, orthoptics, mental health counsellors, district nurse clinic (referral by GP).

Northern Moor Medical Practice

5 GP Partners (3 female GP partners and 2 male GP Partners) 3 Nurses Surgery opening times: The surgery is open from 8.30am - 6.30pm each weekday. It is closed from 1.00pm - 2.00pm on Wednesday for staff training.

The Park Medical Centre

Cornishway Group Practice Forum Health Simonsway Wythenshawe Manchester M22 5RX Phone: 490 2293

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Doctor’s surgery provides medical care for patients who live in the local area. Surgery hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8.30am - 6.30pm Wed: 8.30am - 1.00pm

216a Wythenshawe Road Northern Moor M23 0PH Phone: 998 2503 Fax: 945 0695

434 Altrincham Road Baguley M23 9AB Phone: 998 5538

GPs, podiatry, foot care, continence, dermatology, health visitors, well baby clinic, mental health counsellors, speech & language therapy, paediatric musculo-skeletal clinic.

Medical practice.

GP for NHS patients living locally. Open: Mon to Fri 8.00am - 6.00pm Male and female doctors and practice nurse appointments. Please call in for registration

Medical practice.

Peel Hall Medical Practice

Forum Health Simonsway Wythenshawe Manchester M22 5RX Phone: 490 7142

2 Scout Drive Newall Green M23 2SY Phone: 498 8484 Fax: 436 2655 Website: www.themaplesmc.co.uk

Northenden Health Centre

Brooklands Medical Practice 594 Altrincham Road Brooklands M23 9JH Phone: 998 3818

Medical practice.

The Maples Medical Centre

Bowland Medical Practice 52 Bowland Road Baguley M23 1JX Phone: 998 2014/3415

379 Greenbrow Road Newall Green M23 2XW Phone: 435 3551

Health centre with: GPs, dental services, primary care mental health team, speech and language therapy, orthoptics, district nurses, health visitors, Healthy Living Network, community health trainers, family planning (including FRESH, under 25s sexual health clinic).

Forum Heath Simonsway M22 5RX Phone: 435 3551

Medical practice.

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Health

Health

Doctors & Health Centres

Dentists

R K Medical Practice Brownley Green Health Centre 171 Brownley Road Manchester M22 4GL Phone: 493 9493 Fax: 437 5100

Forum Health Dental Practice Medical practice.

Dental services.

Glen Maye Dental Practice

Woodlands Medical Practice 9 Maple Road Brooklands M23 9RL Phone: 962 1332

Wythenshawe Forum Simonsway Wythenshawe M22 5RX Phone: 490 7142

Medical practice

Sale Road Northenden M23 0DF Phone: 998 5588

Dental services. Opening Times: Mon to Thurs: 9.00am - 5.30pm Friday: 9.00am - 4.00pm Sat/Sun: Closed

Maple Road Dental Practice 11 Maple Road Brooklands Manchester M23 9HN Phone: 973 0565 Fax: 905 1622

Dental services Opening Times: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat/Sun: Closed

Northern Moor Dental Practice Northern Moor Clinic Moorcroft Road Northern Moor M23 0AF Phone: 945 6176 Fax: 945 6176

Dental services Opening Times: Mon to Thurs: 8.30am - 11.45am and 1.30pm - 4.45pm Fri: 8.30am - 11.45am and 1.30pm - 4.30pm Sat/Sun: Closed

Poundswick Dentists 18 Poundswick Lane Wythenshawe M22 9TD Phone: 499 3141

Dental services Opening Times: Mon to Wed: 9.00am - 6:00pm Thurs to Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat/Sun: Closed

Richard Jones & Associates 40 Portway Woodhouse Park M22 1UB Phone: 437 2382

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Dental services Opening Times: Mon to Thurs: 9.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.00pm Fri: 9.00am - 3.00pm Sat/Sun: Closed

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Opticians

Pharmacies

FSL Opticians Ltd 166 Hollyhedge Road Benchill M22 9UE Phone: 998 0269

Boots the Chemist Optician services

Jennings Opticians Unit 7 Hale Top Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RN Phone: 437 3042

Optician services

150 Hollyhedge Road Wythenshawe M22 9UE Phone: 998 2455

Chemist services.

The Co-operative Pharmacy Optician services

Vision Service Opticians 379 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4FY Phone: 998 7874

Chemist services.

Boots the Chemist

Specsavers Wythenshawe 17 The Birtles Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5SA Phone: 437 7396

18 The Birtles Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RF Phone: 437 1798

352-354 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4HD Phone: 998 2903

Chemist services. Opening times: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat: 9.00am - 5.00pm

The Co-operative Chemist Optometrists & Contact Lens Practitioners. Pensioner and student discounts, free eye tests and frames available. Advice given on cataract, diabetic eye screening and glaucoma. Open: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 5.30pm Sat: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Maples Medical Centre Scout Drive Wythenshawe M23 2SY Phone: 437 3782

Chemist services.

Co-op Health Care Ltd 491 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4HD Phone: 945 4626

Chemist services. Opening times: Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 6.30pm Weight loss programme, emergency contraception, stop smoking clinic, NHS and private prescriptions

Deen & Co Ltd 41 Peel Hall Road Wythenshawe M22 4DW Phone: 437 4840

Chemist services.

Listers Pharmacy 41 Peel Hall Road Wythenshawe M22 5DW Contact: Mr Akhtar Phone: 437 4840

Pharmacy

Lloyds Pharmacy 10 Haletop Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RN Phone: 436 2266

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Chemist services.

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Pharmacies

Support Services

Lloyds Pharmacy 508 Portway Woodhouse Park Wythenshawe M22 OLA Contact: Sharon Roberts Phone: 437 4377 Fax: 437 6329 Website: www.lloydspharmacy.co.uk

42nd Street Chemist services. Dispensing of prescriptions, free prescription collection and delivery service, free diabetes and blood pressure screening, medicines and healthcare advice, monitored dosage systems, disposal of unwanted medicines, emergency contraception and stop smoking service.

2nd Floor Swan Buildings 20 Swan Street Manchester M4 5JW Contact: Ian Trafford Phone: 832 0169 Fax: 839 5424 Email: theteam@fortysecondstreet.org.uk Website: www.fortysecondstreet.org.uk

Chemist services.

Age Concern, Manchester Counselling Service

Lloyds Pharmacy 37 Petersfield Drive Baguley M23 9PS Phone: 905 1293

Lloyds Pharmacy 52 Bowland Road Baguley M23 1JX Phone: 998 7114

Chemist services

Pharmacy Opening hours: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 6.00pm Sat: 9.00am - 1.00pm Full range of pharmaceutical services.

Rowlands Pharmacy T/A Knights Pharmacy 104 Sale Road Northern Moor M23 0BX Phone: 998 2124

Chemist services.

Phone: 236 6569, 11.00am - 11.00pm daily Answering machine at other times Email: help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

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Work is not time limited. Counselling takes place at Age Concern venues across Manchester, including Wythenshawe, and where travel is difficult for client, in client’s own home.

Opening times: Mon: 8.30am - 6.30pm Tues: 8.30am - 6.30pm Wed: 8.30am - 6.00pm Thurs: 8.30am - 6.30pm Fri: 8.30am - 6.30pm Sat: 9.00am - 6.00pm Chemist services, private consulting room, EHC (morning after pill), Lipotrim – weight management, needle exchange and smoking cessation.

If you seem to be having trouble with your drinking, or if your drinking has reached the point where it worries you a bit, you may be interested to know something about Alcoholics Anonymous and the A.A. programme of recovery from alcoholism. Call for more information and details of local meetings.

Community Health Trainers (Manchester Public Health Development Service) Contact: Alex Connors, Forum Health Phone: 435 3524 Contact: Usha Kanani, Wythenshawe Health Care Centre Phone: 946 9438

Thacker’s Pharmacy 436 Altrincham Road Baguley M23 9AB Phone: 998 3149

Free counselling service to Manchester residents over 60 years of age, their carers. Help provided for a range of issues including loss, bereavement, deteriorating health, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with isolation and other emotional problems.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Moorcroft Pharmacy 164 Moorcroft Road Northern Moor M23 0AH Contact: S. Cartwright Phone: 998 4702

Swan Buildings 20 Swan Street Manchester M4 5JW Phone: 833 3944 Fax: 833 3945 Email: counselling@silverservice.org.uk

Community mental health service for young people aged between 13 and 25. Counselling, informal support and various types of group are available at our city centre base. In some circumstances we can see young people in Wythenshawe.

Manchester Community Health Trainers can help you find ways to get more active in your daily life and to look at areas where you are tempted into unhealthy habits. They work with you to find different ways in which you can become healthier. They spend time with you, listen and provide a friendly, confidential, one-to-one service. If you are ready to make health changes big or small, then contact with a Community Health Trainer - could be just the thing to get you started! They’re not there to criticise, but to help you keep on track!

Epilepsy Action South Manchester Park House 73 Northenden Road Sale M33 2DG Contact: Karen Phone: 998 2625 Email: smepilepsy@btinternet.com Website: www.epilepsysouthmanchester.org.uk

We offer basic advice and information on epilepsy for people with epilepsy, their friends and family. We meet on the third Thursday each month (except August) at Park House, 73 Northenden Road, Sale from 7.30pm - 9.00pm. Subs £1

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Support Services

Support Services

Expert Patient Programme Phone: 217 4313

Manchester Mental Health And Social Care Trust Local courses for anyone living with a long-term health condition. By taking part in an Expert Patient course you’ll learn new skills in managing your health condition, develop more confidence in the daily management of your specific condition, meet others and share experiences, and learn about developing more effective relationships with health professionals. The courses are relaxed, interesting and have been proven to be of benefit to people living with long-term conditions.

The Harvest Centre Bowland Road Baguley Manchester M23 1LE Contact: David Bown Phone: 437 9328 Email: wythmeth@care4free.net

A range of activities, therapies and computer courses/training with emphasis on healthy living and easy learning catering, especially for the over 50s

Recruits members of the public to become carers for vulnerable adults. Provides training, support & monitoring. Fees paid.

A policy unit jointly funded by Manchester City Council and Manchester Primary Care Trust to work in partnership with other organisations in the city to improve health and reduce health inequalities between the city and the rest of the country.

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North West Helpline: 01253 850018 Email: northwest@ukna.org Website: www.ukna.org

NA is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using

Anglo House Chapel Road Northenden M22 4JN Contact: Paul Sutton Phone: 945 0040 Email: manchesterservice@nas.org.uk Website: www.nasmanchester.org.uk

Support services for adults with autism and their families. Structured day programmes. Bespoke outreach support in the home, community, work or education settings. Specialist training services and packages. Residential and supported living service.

Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Road Manchester M23 9LT Contact: Denise Denny Phone: 291 2912 Fax: 291 2968 Website: www.sah.org.uk

We offer supportive care and rehabilitation to people affected by cancer. Following assessment, clients can be referred to a range of services to help them cope better including counselling, dietician, breathlessness clinic, fatigue management, anxiety management and ‘life after cancer’ group. Open: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 4.30pm

New Dawn Counselling

Manchester Mencap Crossacres Resource Centre 1 Peel Hall Road Wythenshawe M22 5BU Contact: Theresa Andrew Phone: 437 9465 Fax: 436 4885 Email: mencapmanchester@btconnect.com Website: www.manchestermencap.charityskills.net

Narcotics Anonymous

Neil Cliffe Cancer Care Centre (St Ann’s Hospice)

Manchester Joint Health Unit Room 4042 Manchester Town Hall Extension Manchester M60 2LA Contact: Ged Devereux Phone: 234 3730 Email: g.devereux@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/health/jhu

Team of community psychiatric nurses working with people over 65 years of age

The National Autistic Society Adult Service

Manchester Adult Placement Crossacres Resource Centre 1 Peel Hall Road Wythenshawe M22 5DG Contact: Dot Ainscough Phone: 437 3953 Fax: 437 8831 Email: dot.ainscough@manchester.gov.uk

CPN Office (old age) Hall Lane Resource Centre Hall Lane Baguley M23 1WD Contact: Deirdre McLaughlin, Lyndsay Panter Phone: 945 6287

Provide all services for people with learning disabilities from age 17+ years. We offer physical activities and advocacy.

New Dawn Community Centre Button Lane Northern Moor M23 0ND Phone: 962 8100 Email: newdawncounselling@northernmoor.org

Professional one-to-one person centred counselling on a contribution basis (client makes contribution to suit their own pockets according to our guidelines) For those who are struggling with issues such as bereavement, depression, guilt, anger, low self-esteem, marriage difficulties etc

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Support Services

Support Services

New Start The Transplant Centre Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Road M23 9LT Phone: 945 2166 Fax: 945 5526 Email: newstart@transplant-online.co.uk Website: www.transplant-online.co.uk

Studio One New Start is a charity that provides support for people who have undergone heart/lung transplant surgery

St Andrew’s Church Brownley Road M22 0DW Contact: Matthew Worden Phone: 436 6949 Fax: 436 6949 Email: studio1.art@btconnect.com

We are a Drug Advice agency offering information, counselling, advice, and support around illicit substance misuse. We run a nurse-led needle exchange and low threshold drop in offering diversionary activities and healthcare advice.

Take A Break Carers Support Group

New Start Trust 1st Floor Alderman Downward House The Birtles Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RF Contact: Peter Dallat Phone: 498 0615 Email: info@newstarttrust.org Website: www.newstarttrust.org

SMILE (South Manchester Improving Lifestyle through Exercise) Phone: 946 9438

This is an exercise referral scheme for South Manchester residents who have one or more of the following: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, angina, joint/muscle conditions, asthma, mental health conditions, plus post cardiac rehabilitation for those who have completed a phase 3 exercise course. All candidates are assessed individually and may be referred back to their health professional. The minimum age to take part in the scheme is 16 and there is no maximum age limit.

Smoking Cessation Service Manchester Stop Smoking Service Phone: 205 5998 Website: www.smokefree.co.uk NHS Smoking Helpline 0800 169 0169 NHS Pregnancy Smoking Helpline 0800 169 9169 Webite: www.giveupsmoking.co.uk

Helps and supports people wishing to give up amoking. Advice on nicotine replacement therapy, Zyban, Champix and other options which can help stop smoking.

South Manchester Healthy Living Network 1st Floor Withington Community Hospital Nell Lane Withington M20 2LR Contact: Jane McAllister/Nigar Sadique Phone: 217 3667 Fax: 217 3962 Email: jane.mcallister@manchester.nhs.uk Nigar.sadique@manchester.nhs.uk

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South Manchester Healthy Living Network brings local people, community organisations and the health service together to develop activities and projects that encourage healthier lifestyles. The network recruits and trains local people to take part in a range of healthy living projects across the area. Anyone over 18 years can be part of the Network. The Healthy Living Network is part of Manchester Primary Care NHS Trust.

Tree of Life Centre St Mark’s URC Oatlands Road Woodhouse Park Wythenshawe M22 1AH Contact: Janet Tysoe Phone: 437 7623 Fax: 437 7623 Email: tree-of-life01@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.treeoflifecentre.org.uk

Studio One provides a range of creative art activities/courses promoting good mental health and well-being through these activities. We work with people to develop their creative potential and identify their own personal goals in relation to the arts. We believe that art can have a positive impact on people’s health and well-being. Studio One is part of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust Community Services.

Every Weds, 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Activities, support and complimentary therapies for carers. Every last Wednesday of the month, carers meal, 1.15pm - 2.00pm.

Ticker Club Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Road Baguley M23 9LT Contact: Alan Imrie, Chairman Phone: 291 2873 Email: tickerclub@smtr.nhs.uk Website: www.uhsm.nhs.uk/patients/tickerclub

The Ticker Club is an organisation of ex-patients offering advice and support to all who have undergone or are about to undergo, open-heart surgery, and to their families. Talks can take place either privately in their own homes or through the daily visits (excluding Sats) to all cardiac wards at Wythenshawe Hospital by the trained patient support volunteers. Members get together at 8.00pm on the second Thurs of every month at the Orange Tree, Old Market Place, Altrincham.

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust Voluntary Services and Fundraising Depts Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Road M23 9LT Contact: Gill Pratt or Jan Owen Phone: 291 5962 Fax: 291 2939 Email: gill.pratt@smtr.nhs.uk Website: www.smuht.nwest.nhs.uk

Voluntary Services and Fundraising Departments. The office is open Mon to Fri 8.30am - 2.00pm. The Fundraising Department: administers donations made to the hospital and assists with fundraising events. We also welcome any enquiries regarding income generation to the Trust. Voluntary Services Department: the recruitment and retention of volunteers working within the Trust.

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Housing

Support Services Wythenshawe Anxiety Group Contact: Caroline Nuttall, Services Co-ordinator Phone: 232 7312 Email: info@selfhelpservices.org.uk

BESS Starting Out The group meets on Thurs 7.00pm - 9.00pm. Provides support to people who suffer from agoraphobia, social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, phobias or other anxiety related problems.

Wythenshawe Carers Support Group Room 1 Wythenshawe Forum Simonsway Wythenshawe M22 5RX Contact: Nat O’Brien Phone: 629 9859 Email: nat@manchestercarersforum.org.uk

2nd Tuesday of every month. Free light lunch, free complimentary therapies and activities for unpaid carers

Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Road Baguley M23 9LT Switchboard: 998 7070

The hospital provides a full range of acute and more specialised services. A 24 hour, consultant led Accident and Emergency service is provided.

Wythenshawe Hospital League of Friends c/o Tea Bar Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Road, Baguley Wythenshawe M23 9LT Contact: Mrs. Mary Parish Phone: 291 2301

The League of Friends is a registered charity and has operated at Wythenshawe hospital for 52 years. We raise funds to purchase equipment and improve facilities for patients, staff and visitors to the hospital. We are a successful organisation, but are always in need of extra volunteers to help with our many activities at the hospital. Contact us 10.00am - 6.00pm daily at the hospital.

Breakthrough UK Ltd. B.E.V.C. Aked Close Ardwick M12 4AN Phone: 273 5412 Fax: 274 4053 Minicom: 273 5727 Email: admin@breakthrough-uk.co.uk

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Registered charity that promotes the rights, responsibilities and respect of disabled people. Support disabled people by: • working with the person to support them to be independent • working with the person to seek employment and develop their careers • working with employers and providers to promote best practice in recruitment, retention and progression • tackling barriers and discriminatory policies and practices which disadvantage disabled people in the labour market, economy and society

73 – 75 Moat Road Benchill M22 9PD Contact: Mandy Smith Phone: 946 0695 Fax: 946 0887 Email: startingoutbenchill@yahoo.co.uk

Starting Out is a supported housing scheme for young people aged 16–25 years who are from, or have connections with, Wythenshawe. The office is open Mon to Fri 9.00am – 4.30pm.

Manchester Equipment & Adaptations Service St. Georges Office Barrack Street Hulme M15 4ER Contact: Carol Yarwood Phone: 819 1993 Fax: 831 9293

We provide equipment and adaptations services to enable all disabled and elderly people to stay more independent in their own homes. Our services cover all of South Manchester. We also provide the Blue Badge concession parking scheme.

Manchester Housing On Call MCC and Southways: 953 2525 Parkway Green: 953 2608 Northwards: 953 2662 Minicom Textphone: 953 2526 Fax: 953 2660 Email: housing_oncall@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/housing

All Estate Management Housing Enquiries for Manchester City Council properties, Northwards Housing, Parkway Green Housing and Southways.

Manchester Methodist Housing Association Lorna Lodge 233 Brownley Road Wythenshawe Manchester M22 9XA Contact: Lynn Bradshaw Phone: 437 3102 Fax: 498 1955 Email: lorna.lodge@greatplaces.org.uk

Lorna Lodge is a supported housing project for Teenage Parents. The scheme aims to assist women who are pregnant and women with young children develop skills to manage a tenancy. People can stay at the project for up to two years. To apply you must be female, have a Manchester connection, single aged 16-25 years, be pregnant or have a child under the age of 5 and be able to demonstrate housing and support need. All residents will be allocated a support worker and will have an individual support plan written to meet their needs. Staff are available 24 hours per day to provide advice and support on a wide range of issues such as budgeting, access to education and developing independent living skills. Referrals made to Lorna Lodge can be made from any agencies; we also accept self-referrals.

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Housing

Parkway Green Housing Trust Parkway Green House 460 Palatine Road Northenden M22 4DJ Phone: 953 2608 Fax: 998 8710 Email: info@parkwaygreen.co.uk Website: www.parkwaygreen.co.uk Local Office: Bowland Road Office 137 Bowland Road Baguley M23 1LE Phone: 953 2608 Fax: 998 8710 Email: info@parkwaygreen.co.uk Website: www.parkwaygreen.co.uk

Willow Park Housing Trust A Manchester-based community landlord, improving homes and helping regenerate Wythenshawe. Phone: Mon to Fri: 8.00am - 5.30pm Arrange an appointment with a member of staff at a local office or in your home: Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri: 10.00am - 4.00pm Thurs: 10.00am - 6.30pm Office hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs: 8.30am - 5.30pm Wed: 8.30am - 2.00pm Fri: 8.30am - 4.00pm

Willow Park House Hollyhedge Road Wythenshawe M22 9UF Phone: 946 9500 Local Offices: Cedars Office Poundswick Lane Wythenshawe M22 9HH Portway Office 294 Portway Woodhouse Park Wythenshawe M22 1TG

Willow Park is a registered social landlord, owning and managing nearly 8000 properties in East Wythenshawe. The Trust was established in 1999 to transform housing conditions in the area and to support the regeneration of the area. Our local Housing Offices are open 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9.00am - 2.00pm on Wednesday and provide advice and assistance with: •  Rehousing prospects •  Repairs and improvements •  Rent and Council Tax payments •  Money advice •  Tenancy information •  Neighbour nuisance

St Bonaventures Charity Trust 62 Kenworthy Lane Northenden M22 4EJ Contact: Mrs J Partington or Mr D Fielding Phone: 945 6265

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Provides care and support for people with learning disabilities and their families. Meets Saturday afternoons for club. Hold discos once a month and go on outings etc. There are now two residential homes in Northenden (one for 6 residents and the other for 3 residents) For all other information of availability and service, please contact the number provided.

Benchill Office 34 Benchill Road Woodhouse Park Wythenshawe M22 8LF Contact: Customer Services Phone: 0800 633 5500 Email: enquiries@willow-park.co.uk Website: www.willow-park.co.uk

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Housing

Tenants and Residents Groups

Tenants and Residents Groups

Baguley Tenants & Residents Association

Friends of Hollyhedge Park

2 Leaton Avenue Baguley M23 1HL Contact: Mr G Higginson Phone: 945 1103

We deal with residents’ complaints/needs regarding housing matters. Meetings held at Sacred Heart Social Club on Floatshall Road on the first Tuesday of the month.

Meetings held 2nd Tuesday in every month, starts 7.00pm at Benchill Community Centre, Benchill Road.

Bideford Estate Tenants & Residents Association 44 Moorcot Court Bideford Drive Baguley M23 0QW Contact: Vincent Twyford Phone: 945 8700

Provides help and support to the tenants and residents on the Bideford estate. Meeting: last Tuesday of the month at 6.30pm in Bideford Centre, Bideford Drive.

Liaison with housing offices regarding repairs etc on behalf of tenants. Meetings held on last Wed in month, except Aug & Dec, at Church of Nazarene on Wendover Rd, at 7.30pm

Combined Association of Wythenshawe Tenants (CAWT) Cedars Centre Poundswick Lane Manchester M22 9HH Contact: Wyn Casey Phone: 499 1887

Liaise with agencies covering information on housing, environment, transport, highways, lighting, debt advice and garden tool hire. Provide advice.

Crossacres & Sharston Tenants Association 7 Benchill Court Benchill Court Road Sharston M22 4GJ Contact: Marjorie Foulds Phone: 498 0265

Liaison with other agencies on behalf of tenants, regarding residential and environmental issues Social Events: Meet 1st Monday of the month at 7.00pm in Community Room, Mitchell Gardens, Hollyhedge Road

Eagle Tenants Association 65 Rowarth Road Newall Green M23 2UL Contact: Mr Henderson Phone: 437 1322

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28 Haveley Road Benchill M22 8ES Contact: Graham Aves Phone: 945 1455

Meets at 6.30pm on the first Mon of the month.

Newall Green Tenants & Residents Association 3 Morven Drive Newall Green M23 8FS Contact: Wyn Casey Phone: 998 4970

We hold 2 meetings a month at Johannesburg Gardens Community Centre. Last Wed of month 7.00pm. We deal with people’s complaints relating to residential matters housing, lighting etc. Operating for over 20 years.

Peel Hall Forum

Brooklands Estate Tenants & Residents Association 42 Wendover Road Brooklands M23 9FN Contact: Mrs Pat Higson Phone: 998 4170

Meets 3rd Wed of the month at 7.00pm in Community Room, St Luke’s Church, Brownley Road.

Haveley Park Tenants & Residents Association

Benchill Tenants & Residents Association 1 Alders Road Benchill M22 8FQ Contact: Graham Loose Phone: 07944 619091

St Luke’s Church Brownley Road Contact: Irene Lawrence (Chair) Phone: 07748 634057

Deals with residents’ complaints regarding housing issues, street maintenance and lighting.

St Richard’s Church Hall Peel Hall Road Contact: Graham Heslin, Facilitator Phone: 07810 523458

Meet quarterly, 1st Monday of the month at 7.00pm in Church Hall, St Richard’s Church, Peel Hall Road

Poundswick Tenants & Residents Association Contact: Brenda Clover (secretary) Phone: 07748 634020

Meet quarterly, last Monday of the month at 6.30pm in Community Room, Ken Collis Court, Mottershead Road.

Rackhouse & Northern Moor Tenants and Residents Association 12 Carloon Road Northern Moor M23 0BS Contact: Bernard Caine Phone: 613 5662 Fax: 234 0149

Housing, welfare rights advice and debt advice. Mon: 9.30am - 11.30am Wed: 9.30am - 11.30am Fri: 9.30am - 11.30am The association holds meetings at: • 130 Sale Road, Northern Moor on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm • Norbrook Youth Club, Bordley Walk, Northern Moor on the last Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

Royal Oak Community Action Group 11 Kinsey Avenue Baguley Manchester M23 1DX Contact: Gina Hall Phone: 374 6511

Provides help and support to the tenants and residents on the Royal Oak estate. Members of the group are involved in the running of the Royal Oak community centre and the management of the local woods. Meeting: first Tuesday of the month at 7.00pm in Royal Oak Centre, Brookcot Road.

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Leisure & Sports

Tenants and Residents Groups Royle Green Tenants Association 11 Bagnall Walk Northenden Manchester M23 4LN Contact: David Devoy Phone: 614 1834

Benchill Celtic Junior Football Club The group has a wide range of interests including local planning issues & recycling Meeting: first wed of the month at 7.30pm in the community room in Westview Court

Junior football for boys and girls. Boys ages 5-16 Girls ages 5-11 There is disabled access to the premises

Brookway Sports Facility

Shentons Tenants Association 39 Tunshill Road Brooklands M23 9QB Contact: Marjorie Carr Phone: 998 8373

249 Brownley Road Crossacres M22 9XA Contact: Derek Austin Phone: 498 8897

Help with advice regarding residential matters. We also produce a newsletter for our members.

Brookway High School Moor Road Wythenshawe M23 9BP Contact: Paul Barrett Phone: 998 2187 / 07949 872053 Website: www.brookway.manchester.sch.uk

Leisure centre with gym, sports hall and outdoor pitches. For a full programme of activities please call Paul Barrett

C.A.T.S. Drama 54 Colshaw Road Newall Green Wythenshawe M23 2QQ Contact: Gary Baker Phone: 945 1051 Fax: 945 1051 Email: merlin2308@hotmail.com Website: www.catsamdram.co.uk

Community Amateur theatre group for adults, performing in and around Wythenshawe. Meet on Tuesdays 7.00pm at St Andrew’s, Brownley Road, Woodhouse Park. Subs £1 a week.

Cammach Pipes & Drums St.John’s Catholic Club Wythenshawe Contact: Fred Camm Phone: 436 5549

Local band that provides free professional tuition on the bagpipes and drums as well as classes in traditional dancing. The band is open to all young adults and will provide the necessary equipment. The band takes part in carnivals, garden parties, communal festivals, and hope to take part in competitions under auspices of the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association. It is a great way to learn an instrument and be part of one of Manchester’s long standing traditions. Practice times Monday evenings 8.00pm onwards. For further details, please contact 436 5549.

Celebrity Pig Theatre Company Oakwood Resource Centre 177 Longley Lane Northenden M22 4HY Contact: Cathi McKessy Phone: 998 7424 Fax: 945 0708 Email: info@celebritypig.org.uk Website: www.celebritypig.org.uk

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Celebrity Pig is a group of actors with learning disabilities. The company devise produce and perform in major public productions on stage and on screen, and rehearse weekly in Benchill. For further information please contact the number provided.

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Leisure & Sports

Community Sports Development Wythenshawe Forum Poundswick Lane Wythenshawe M22 5RX Contact: Paul Hulme Phone: 935 4018 Fax: 935 4016 Email: p.hulme1@manchester.gov.uk

Newall Green Leisure •  Sports Clubs •  Coach Education •  Holiday Schemes •  Physical Activities •  Community Sport

Didsbury Golf Club Ford Lane Northenden M22 4NQ Contact: John Mort Phone: 998 9278 Fax: 902 3060 Email: golf@didsburygolfclub.com Website: www.didsburygolfclub.com

Situated off Church Road past St Wilfrid’s Parish Church. Great golfing facilities for visitors, including an after game meal at a great price. Banqueting facilities for weddings, birthdays anniversaries etc are available for hire.

Leisure Centre with swimming pool, gym, health suite, sports hall, sun beds. To hire rooms and Forum Hall please contact Val Calder - email val.calder@leisure.serco.com

Boxers: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6.00pm - 8.30pm. Keep fit and Learners: Tuesday & Thursday 6.00pm - 9.00pm. Call Steve for more information on classes

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Palatine Road Northenden M22 4FR Phone: 998 4738 Email: manager@northendengolfclub.com

Golfing facilities. Non-members with handicaps welcome.

St Wilfrid’s C.E. School Patterdale Rd Northenden M22 4NR Contact: Jim Hickey Phone: 980 4003

The band takes part in carnivals, garden parties, weddings etc in the Northwest area. We offer free tuition on bagpipes or drums to all from the age of 9 upwards. The band provides equipment. There is disabled access to the premises.

Parklands Sports

Wednesday 1.30pm - 4.45pm We knit for pleasure but also knit for various charities.

Parklands High School Simonsway Wythenshawe M22 9RH Contact: Billy Armstrong Phone: 436 6691

Sports hall / multi function. 2 grass football pitches. One 7-a-side pitch and four 5-a-side pitches

Sarelles Morris Troupe

Manchester City Tennis Club Wythenshawe Forum Poundswick Lane Wythenshawe M22 5RX Contact: Iain Taylor Phone: 935 4039 Fax: 935 4016

Soccer Schools at: Baguley Hall every Wednesday 5.30pm - 7.30pm. Brookway every Saturday 11.00am - 12.00 noon.

Northenden Pipe Band

Knit One Talk Two Forum Library Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RX Contact: Ellen Davies or Hazel Myers Phone: 436 6029 / 613 1331

13 Glebelands Road Baguley Wythenshawe M23 1HG Contact: Jason O’Neil Phone: 07752 453456

Northenden Golf Club

Jimmy Egan Centre Royal Thorn Road Sharston Wythenshawe M22 8AD Contact: Steve Egan Phone: 07886 035030

We have an astro-turf pitch for hire, five-a-side indoor sports hall, small gym, and dance studio. We have gymnastics on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings 5.00pm - 7.00pm

NJ Wythenshawe

Forum Leisure Centre Forum Centre Forum Square Wythenshawe M22 5RX Phone: 935 4020 Email: info.forum@leisure.serco.com Website: www.wythenshaweforum.co.uk

Greenbrow Road Newall Green Wythenshawe M23 9GT Contact: Steve Pentland Phone: 437 9417 Email: leisure@newallgreenhigh.sch.manchester.co.uk

Adult coaching: Sunday 6.00pm - 7.30pm (Adult Team Players), 7.30pm - 8.30pm (Adult Improvers). Venue: Manchester Northern Tennis Club, Palatine Road, Manchester. Cost: £3 members £4 non-members.

Benchill Community Centre Benchill Road Wythenshawe Contact: Sarah Woolley/Michelle Jennings Phone: 945 0879 Email: psalwool@ntlworld.com Website: www.sarelles-morris-troupe.piczo.com

Morris dancing sessions every Tuesday at Benchill Community Centre, Subs £2. Babies: 5.30pm - 6.30pm Tinies and Juniors: 6.30pm - 7.30pm Seniors: 7.00pm - 8.00pm Come along and see us in action or see our website for more information. First session free.

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Leisure & Sports

Leisure & Sports

South Manchester Gymnastic Centre Fenside Road Sharston M22 4PD Contact: Trevor Pugh Phone: 491 0415 Email: info@southmanchestergymnastics.org Website: www.southmanchestergymnastics.org

Water Adventure Centre Gymnastics classes for all ages, term fee and annual registration.

St Lukes Community Garden (At the back of St Luke’s Community Hall) Brownley Road Benchill Wythenshawe M22 4PT Contact: Sue Jenkins Phone: 286 2201 Email: susan.jenks2@ntlworld.com

The garden is for the community to meet, relax and use as a venue for events. We have a safe play area for young children, amphitheatre and a 5 a-side football and games area. Open 9.00am to dusk

Woodhouse Park Anglers 335 Portway Wythenshawe M22 0EJ Contact: Paul Owen Phone: 437 7215

Fitness and holistic therapy centre with new health, beauty and fitness mezzanine with ladies gym area; weight lifting gym, cardio vascular suite, dance studio, open to all over 14 year olds. Providing: massage and various stress busting complementary therapies, personalised diet/nutrition plans, male & female changing areas, hot showers, healthy eating bistro open Saturdays, coffee & daily newspapers. Professional advice is available on all aspects of personal fitness. Open: Mon to Fri: 10.00am - 8.00pm Sat: 10.00am - 3.00pm Membership is £45 per year and £1.50 per session, non-members £3.

Portway Woodhouse Park Wythenshawe M22 1QW Contact: Reception Phone: 436 0560 Fax: 436 0592 Email: wplc@willow-park.co.uk Website: www.woodhouseparklifestylecentre.co.uk

Veterans Chess Club Wythenshawe Forum Library Wythenshawe Forum Wythenshawe M22 5RX Contact: Eric Newman Phone: 485 4359 Email: webmaster@ericnewman1.nadsl.net

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WAC is a youth club that uses canoeing activities as a medium to focus upon building confidence and self esteem, whilst encouraging young people to take responsibility for themselves, others and the environment. To take part in canoeing activities, participants must be over 8 years old and able to swim 25 meters (unless prevented by disability).

Based in Woodhouse Park, they offer their members three types of membership, Junior, Senior, and Carp Anglers. The club has three waters under its control, two of which are open to day tickets and the third, Loonts Lake, is members only

Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre

United Estates of Wythenshawe Gym Broadoak Road Benchill Brownley Green Wythenshawe M22 9WF Phone: 07796 457114 Email: uew@hotmail.co.uk Website:www.uewgymnasium.co.uk

The Old Boathouse Fairfield Locks Off Maddison Road Droylsden M43 6ES Contact: Lilian Pons Phone: 301 2673 Fax: 301 5972 Email: wac.fun@zen.co.uk Website: www.wateradventurecentre.org.uk

We offer a free chess session at the Forum Library every Monday afternoon 1.00pm - 5.00pm. Anyone is welcome and there is disability access.

Open: Mon to Sat: 9.00am - 10.00pm Sun: 10.00am - 6.00pm Late bar functions Fri and Sat 11.00pm A new community sports and leisure centre including sports hall, four outdoor 5-a-side pitches and three multi-use studios. Meeting, conference and function facilities also available. We provide sports facilities, meeting and function facility hire, soccer leagues, fitness classes, activity clubs, community volunteer schemes, youth clubs, holiday play, bowls, 50+ activities, dance for all ages and more. Contact Keith Howell on 436 0567 for more information. We recruit, train and manage volunteers as part of developing the community and encouraging local people to get involved. Volunteering is a great way to meet people, learn something new and to show off what skills you have.

Wythenshawe Calligraphy Club St Richards Church Hall Peel Green Road Wythenshawe M22 5HP Contact: Sheila Lane Phone: 613 1220 Email: sheila.lane@gmail.com

We are a calligraphy group who meet on a Wednesday afternoon from 1pm until 3pm. There is a small weekly charge which we use to pay a tutor to visit us every four weeks. We are a group of mixed abilities and beginners are very welcome. The hall is fully accessible for all and refreshments are available.

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Leisure & Sports

Leisure Parks in Baguley

Wythenshawe Hall Wythenshawe Park Altrincham Road Wythenshawe M23 0AB Phone: 998 2331 / 998 2117 Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

Alderman Rogers Park Historic Tudor house with displays of furniture and fine art. Open to the public on Saturdays from June to September, 11.00am - 5.00pm Free entry. For weddings, functions and conference facilities call 998 5083.

Wythenshawe Park Riding Stables Wythenshawe Park Wythenshawe Road Manchester M22 9JH Contact: Elaine or Shaun Phone: 07876 555528 Email: wpridingstables@ntlworld.com (Not for bookings) Website: www.wythenshaweparkridingstables.co.uk

Horse riding for adults and children over 4 years. Booking advisable. Greater Manchester Riding for the Disabled Association. Disabled riding sessions. Application form is required. Please send SAE.

Firbank Road Baguley Contact: Jessica Lewis Phone: 998 2117

•  2 football pitches •  Changing facilities •  Play area •  Basket ball nets

Baguley Park Bowland Road Baguley Contact: Steve West, South Area Park Manager Phone: 998 2117 Email: s.west@manchester.gov.uk

•  Mixed age children’s play area •  Multiuse games area •  Mini ball court •  Quiet area •  Wildflower meadow

Milky Button Park Greenbrow Road Baguley Contact: Jessica Lewis Phone: 998 2117

•  Play area •  Multi sports area

Wythenshawe Swimming Club Poundswick Lane Wythenshawe M22 5RX Contact: Liz Macdonald, Swimming Co-ordinator Phone: 935 4039 Fax: 935 4016

Wythenshawe Swimming Club: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8.00pm - 9.00pm, £2 per session. Annual fee £16 per year. Ages 5 and upwards. Non swimmers welcome.

Wythenshawe Town Football Club The Pavilion Timpson Road Baguley M23 9NT

Members only club. Football for juniors, men and women. Room for hire. For juniors please call Billy Armstrong (07805 297155).

Wythenshawe Youth Theatre 17 Kennett Road Newall Green M23 2XS Contact: Maria McCoy Phone: 610 0744 / 07852 860494 Email: wythenshaweyouththeatre@ntlworld.com

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We cater for 11-18 year olds but are inviting interest from children from 7-11 for a separate group which may be able to get started, subject to funding and interest. We meet each Saturday from 12.00 noon - 3pm at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre.

Leisure Parks in Brooklands Chesterton Park Chesterton Road Brooklands Contact: Ian McDougal Phone: 998 2117

Mixed age children’s play area.

Southwick Park Southwick Road Brooklands Contact: Ian McDougal Phone: 998 2117

•  Play area •  Multi sports area •  Basket ball nets

Wythenshawe Park Wythenshawe Road Manchester M23 0AB Contact: Steve West Phone: 998 2117 Fax: 945 1743 Website: www.manchester.gov.uk

Manchester’s second largest park with a range of facilities including: •  Children’s playground •  Horticultural centre •  Community farm •  Stables •  Athletics ground •  Woodlands •  Wythenshawe Hall Please contact for further information.

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Leisure

Leisure

Parks in Northenden

Parks in Woodhouse Park

Northenden Riverside Park Mill Lane Northenden Contact: Ben Rayner Phone: 998 2117

Culmere Park Play area.

Culmere Road Woodhouse Park Contact: Ben Rayner Phone: 998 2117

•  Play area •  Multi sports area •  Mini multi sports •  Teen shelter

Kirkup Gardens Simonsway Woodhouse Park Contact: Ben Rayner Phone: 998 2117

Leisure Parks in Sharston Hollyhedge Park Hollyhedge Road Sharston Contact: Steve West Phone: 998 2117

•  Playground •  Multi sports area •  Access for disabled people

Peel Hall Lomand Road Sharston Contact: Jessica Lewis Phone: 998 2117

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•  Moat & fishing platforms •  Play area •  Multi sports area

•  Play area •  Multi sports area •  Tennis courts

Painswick Park Off Portway Woodhouse Park Contact: Steve West, South Area Park Manager Phone: 998 2117 Email: s.west@manchester.gov.uk

•  Children’s play area: mixed age •  Fishing lake •  5 junior football pitches with changing facilities •  Multiuse games area •  Skate ramp •  Wildflower area

Tayfield Park Tayfield Road Woodhouse Park Contact: Ben Rayner Phone: 998 2117

•  Play area •  Multi sports area •  Teen shelter

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Libraries

Libraries

Using the Library

Northenden Library

Manchester’s public libraries are free. You will need a library card, which you can get from the Issue Desk at any library. If you would like to borrow talking books, CDs, Videos or DVDs, you will need to provide one form of proof of your name and address eg. a recent utility bill, Home Office letter, medical card. If you are under 16 you can join the library by yourself - there is no need to get a parent/carers signature. We will send your parent/carer a letter to tell them about the services you are entitled to. You can also join online by completing our simple form. We will process your application and post your membership card and welcome pack within five working days www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries Computer Access All public libraries in Manchester offer free computer access to library users for limited times – the first hour is free, £1 for second hour. This is very popular so you might need to book a computer place in advance. To use a computer in public libraries you must have registered with the library and possess a library card. Languages Manchester Library Service has books and magazines in 30 foreign languages, including French, Polish, Arabic, Farsi, Bengali, Kurdish, Pushto and Somali. Ask at your nearest library.

Church Road Northenden M22 4WL Phone: 998 3023 Email: northend@libraries.manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries

Forum Library Forum Square Wythenshawe M22 5RX Phone: 935 4040 Fax: 935 4052 Email: wythadmin@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/

Books, CDs, DVDs, language courses, CD Roms, reference and information services including Business Information Point and Health Information Point, computer access and one-to-one computer tuition Photocopies, fax service, disabled access, homework centre, children’s activities, coffee morning, reading groups and other events, activities and a variety of reference sections Opening hours: Mon to Thurs: 9.00am - 9.00pm Fri and Sat: 9.00am - 5.00pm Sun: 1.00pm - 5.00pm

Mobile Library Service Phone: 957 5900 Email: mobilelibraries@manchester.gov.uk Website: www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/

Wythenshawe stops: Stancliffe Rd, Sat. 10.30am -11.15am Wastdale Rd, Newall Green, Sat. 11.30am -12.00 noon Maple Rd, Brooklands, Sat. 12.15pm - 1.00pm and Tue. 10.15am - 11.45am Petersfield Drive, Shady Lane Estate, Sat. 2.15pm - 3.15pm Wendover Rd, Brooklands,Tue 12.00 noon - 1.00pm Sacred Heart Church Floatshall Rd, Baguley, Tue. 2.15pm - 2.45pm Floatshall Rd, Baguley, Tue. 2.45pm - 4.15pm Sledmore Rd, Northern Moor, Tue. 4.30pm - 5.00pm Altrincham Rd, Royal Oak, Fri. 2.30pm - 4.15pm

Open: Mon: 1.00pm - 5.00pm Tues: 10.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 8.00pm Wed: Closed Thurs, Fri, Sat: 10.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 5.00pm Loan of books, CDs, audio books, DVDs and videos. Computer facilities for Internet & word-processing. Homework Club. Tiny Tots and Toddler Time for under 5s Fri 10.30am - 11.00am (Term time only)

Rackhouse Library Yarmouth Drive Northern Moor M23 0BT Phone: 998 2043 Email: rackhous@libraries.manchester.gov.uk Web: www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries

Open: Mon: 1.00pm - 8.00pm Wed: 9.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 5.00pm Fri: 9.00am - 1.00pm, 2.00pm - 5pm Sat: 9.00am - 2.00pm Regular events: Coffee morning on third Wed of month 10.00am - 12.00 noon Story time for under 4’s on Wed during term time 2.30pm - 3.00pm Tiny tots and toddler time for under 5’s on first Fri of every month 2.00pm - 3.00pm Services: Books for loan, CDs for loan, children’s CD Roms for use in library, children’s DVDs/videos for loan and computing facilities. Health information point, internet access, local studies collection, newspapers and magazines and talking books for loan.

All vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Stock includes Large print, Audio books, DVD’s, etc.

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Local News

Over 50s

Manchester Evening News 164 Deansgate Manchester M3 3RN Phone: 832 7200 Website: www.manchesteronline.co.uk

Age Concern Charity Shop Daily newspaper for people in the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire regions.

Radio Manchester 95.1FM

BBC local radio

Weekly free newspaper for Trafford and Wythenshawe.

Wythenshawe World 495 Altrincham Road Baguley M23 1AR Contact: Carol or John Oatway Phone: 998 4786 Fax: 998 2486 Email: newsdesk@wythenshaweworld.com

Free community newspaper published fortnightly.

Crossacres Resource Centre 1 Peel Hall Road Wythenshawe M22 5DG Contact: Sally Dervan Phone: 437 0717 Fax: 436 2098 Email: age_concern@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.silverservice.org.uk

Wythenshawe FM is a local community radio station. The station is presented by local volunteers and runs regular courses for adults and young people in ‘Introduction to Radio Skills’. The station broadcasts on 97.2FM and online at www.wfmradio. org, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Office hours are 10.00am - 5.00pm (Monday to Friday).

Wythit.com Phone: 499 7778 Email: info@wythit.com Website: www.wythit.com

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A community website for Wythenshawe. News, events, local information. Contains the online version of this directory. Try the A-Z.

Day Centre Service: Offers care and support and the opportunity to socialise for older people from the Wythenshawe and Northenden areas (transport available). Home Care Service: We have a dedicated team of home care staff who can provide a wide range of services to older people allowing them to maintain their independence at home. Ageing Well Clubs: We have a number of clubs in the area participating in exercise, quizzes, crafts and painting. Open to all older people. Home from Hospital Service: Provides short term support for older people when they first return home from hospital. Also provide advice and information services, advocacy, counselling and legal advice. Always looking for new volunteers with a few hours to spare.

Wythenshawe FM 97.2 Room A4 First Floor Alderman Gatley House Haletop Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RQ Contact: Jason Kenyon Phone: 499 7982 Email: info@wfmradio.org Website: www.wfmradio.org

A charity shop selling new and donated clothes, books, bric-abrac, shoes and household linens. Advice and information: Leaflets and information available on all our services and products. Call 498 8616.

Age Concern Sharston

Trafford Metro News 24 School Lane Didsbury Manchester M20 6RG Phone: 445 3296 Email: news@metro-news.co.uk

10 The Birtles Wythenshawe Town Centre Manchester M22 5RL Contact: Margaret Bedgood Phone: 437 1937 Email: margaret.bedgood@silverservice.org.uk Website: www.silverservice.org.uk

Evergreens Social Club New Dawn Community Centre Button Lane Northern Moor M23 OND Contact: Mr J. V. Thomas Phone: 905 1045 Email: jvt@ntlworld.com

We cater for over-fifties, meeting each Wednesday at 2.00pm at the New Dawn Centre on Button Lane. Bingo, films, quizzes, keep fit, speakers etc. Monthly luncheon at 1.00pm (£4). No charge for admission.

The Gateway Wythenshawe Age Concern Shop 10 The Birtles Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RS Drop in: Friday 9.30am - 12.30pm Phone: 234 5608

Gateway Manchester is a joint service provided by Manchester Advice and Age Concern Manchester. Our purpose is to provide a gateway to services and opportunities for older people, their carers and relatives, as well as volunteers and professionals who work with them. Our advisers provide information and support on pension rights and benefits, help with transport, housing repairs, improving your social life, keeping safe and warm at home. We can also help health and social care professionals put together a package of information, support and assistance to older people who are being discharged from hospital or who need help to remain in their own homes. Call: Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm

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Over 50s

Post Offices

Northenden Townswomen’s Guild 4 Fairmead Road Manchester M23 0DS Contact: Miss Margaret Smith Phone: 998 2319

Using the Post Office The guild meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons of each month from 2.00pm - 4.00pm in the Vestry of Northenden Methodist Church, Victoria Road, Northenden. We offer a programme of talks and discussions and some outings. Open to women of all ages. Annual subscription currently £24 plus a charge of 50p per meeting for tea. We are affiliated to the Country Wide Townswomen’s Guilds movement.

Rackhouse 50 Plus Group Rackhouse Community Centre Yarmouth Drive Northern Moor M23 0BT

Talks, trips etc Meet Thurs 1.30pm - 3.00pm Limited disabled access.

Phone: 998 4728

South Manchester Over 50’s Sessions Manchester Leisure Manchester Leisure Sports   Development Centre Denmark Road Hulme M15 6FG Contact: Jim Canniffe Phone: 232 3126

Woodhouse Park Allotments at Maesmore Road, Wythenshawe. To clear 4 plots for early Spring 2008. Now in use and all welcome, free of charge, supported by expert help on Saturdays, every two-week period. Please contact Jim Canniffe for more info. Short Mat Indoor Bowling at the Lifestyle Centre, Woodhouse Park. Meets Tuesday afternoon/evening and plays local league.

St Lukes Lunch Club St Luke’s Community Hall Brownley Road Benchill Wythenshawe M22 4PT Contact: Sue Jenkins Phone: 286 2201 Email: susan.jenks2@ntlworld.com

Wednesday lunch club from 12.00 noon - 2.30pm for people who are over 60 and live in Wythenshawe. Low cost, nutritious and healthy meals provided and appropriate activities which will enhance the well being of each individual. Disabled Access.

•  Bridge group •  Discussion group •  Current and world affairs

Wednesday Social Club Contact: Joan Parker Phone: 437 3184

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Burnsall Walk Post Office 4 Burnsall Walk Woodhouse Park M22 1SG Phone: 437 3342

Meetings are held at the Terry Dowling Centre, 260 Brownley Road every Wednesday 1.00pm - 3.00pm. Price: £1

Post office services. Open: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 3.00pm Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Hall Lane Post Office 92 Williams Court 202 Hall Lane Baguley M23 1WA Phone: 998 2144

Post office services. Open: Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm Sat: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Hollyhedge Road Post Office 202 Hollyhedge Road Wythenshawe M22 4QN Phone: 428 6182

University of the Third Age (U3A) 5 Orton Road Northern Moor M23 0LE Contact: J Hazlehurst Phone: 998 1768

Post Offices offer a range of services including: •  sending letters and parcels •  postage stamps •  passport applications •  driving licences •  benefits payments •  road tax for vehicles •  postal orders •  premium bonds •  state pension You can post ordinary letters at any red post box. The times that the letters are collected are shown on each box. Most average size letters sent by First Class mail arrive the next day. Letters sent by Second Class mail usually take two or three days to arrive. When you are sending a letter it is important to include the postcode. You can buy stamps from post offices, newsagents, and other shops. Go to a Post Office if you want to send: •  a big or heavy letter or parcel •  a letter with valuable or important things inside •  a letter abroad •  something urgently Remember your postcode.

Post office services. Open: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 5.30pm Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Newall Green Post Office 143 Greenbrow Road Wythenshawe M23 2DB

Post office services Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 9.00am - 5.30pm (Lunch: 1.00pm - 2.00pm) Wed, Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Peel Hall Post Office 45 Peel Hall Road M22 5DW Phone: 436 6601

Post office services. Open: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

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Post Offices

Religion

Royal Oak Post Office 22 Pocklington Drive Manchester M23 1ED Contact: Mr Merchant Phone: 998 3935 Fax: 998 3935

Baguley Hall Methodist Church Post office and community services. Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.00am - 5.30pm (Lunch: 1.00pm - 2.00pm) Wed: 9.00am - 1.00pm Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Sale Circle Post Office 112 Sale Road Manchester M23 0BX Phone: 998 2656

Post office services. Open: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Sharston Post Office 240 Altrincham Road Sharston M22 9SB Phone: 998 2171

Post office services. Open: Mon to Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Wendover Road Post Office 95 Wendover Road M23 9EG Phone: 998 4847

Post office services Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.00am - 5.30pm (Lunch: 1.00pm - 2.00pm) Wed, Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Woodhouse Park Post Office 92 Cornishway Woodhouse Park M22 0JX Phone: 437 2460

Post office services Open: Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri:9.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 5.30pm Wed & Sat: 9.00am - 12.30pm

Wythenshawe Post Office Unit 1 Swan Walk Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5HZ Phone: 437 4775

Post office services Open: Mon to Sat 8.00am - 6.00pm

Bowland Road Baguley M23 1LE Contact: Rev. David Bown Phone: 437 9328 Email: wythmeth@care4free.net Website: www.wythenshawe-methodists.org.uk

Sunday worship 10.30am Baptisms, weddings and funerals. Other details on request.

Brownley Green Baptist Church Crossacres Road Wythenshawe M22 9TB Phone: 437 2870 Email: bgbc@fish.co.uk Website: www.brownleygreenbaptist.org.uk

Sunday morning service and Sunday school 10.45am Sunday evening service 6.30pm Monday Boys and Girls Brigade: Age 5 – 11 at 6.15pm Age 11- 18 at 7.45pm Tuesday Youth Club Age 7 – 11 at 6.30pm Wednesday Bible study at 7.30pm Friday Coffee Morning at 10.00am

Brownley Green Methodist Church Broadoak Road Benchill M22 9NF Contact: Rev. David Bown Phone: 437 9328 Email: wythmeth@care4free.net Website: www.wythenshawe-methodists.org.uk

Sunday worship 10.45am Baptisms, weddings and funerals. Other details on request

Church of the Nazarene Wendover Road Brooklands M23 9FG Contact: Rev. Karl Stanfield Phone: 998 9863 Email: brooklands@churchmail.com Website: www.brooklands-nazarene.org.uk

SALT club (senior adult lunch time): Tue 12.30pm - 2.00pm hot meal & chat Caravan (uniformed organisation) 6 - 11 years: Tue 6.30pm - 7.45pm. Parent & Toddler group: Wed 10.00am - 11.30am Sunday services: 10.30am & 6.30pm Youth Club: Friday 7.00pm

Lawton Moor Methodist Church Button Lane Northern Moor M23 0ND Contact: Rev. David Bown Phone: 437 9328 Email: wythmeth@care4free.net Website: www.wythenshawe-methodists.org.uk

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Sunday worship 10.45am Baptisms, weddings and funerals. Other details on request.

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Religion

Religion

Menorah Synagogue Cheshire Reform Congregation 2 Oak House Gatley Road Cheadle SK8 1PY Contact: Rabbi Brian D Fox Phone: 428 7746 Fax: 428 0937 Email: office@menorah.org.uk Website: www.menorah.org.uk

South Manchester Local Quaker Meeting Services are being held at The Festive Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire 10.30am every Saturday until further notice.

Sunday morning worship 10.30am with Junior Activities. ‘Praise in the Café’ every fourth Sunday. 2nd Tuesday Amnesty letter writing 10.00am. Wednesday Community evenings 7.00pm. ‘Oak Tree’ Lunch Club Thursdays 12.00 noon - 3.00pm. Prayers Friday 9.00am.

Northern Moor Community Church c/o No 1 Maizefield Close Sale Cheshire M33 2LL Contact: Mr J. V. Thomas Phone: 905 1045 or 614 1780 Email: jvt@ntlworld.com Website: www.northernmoor.org

Church service every Sunday morning at 11.00am at Piper Hill School, Yew Tree Lane, Northern Moor. We are very informal and are geared up to cater for families and young people. Kidz Klub (5-11 years) Thurs 6.00pm at Piper Hill School. Youth Groups (11+ years) Thurs 7.30pm at Piper Hill School. Midweek homegroup for adults on Wed 8.00pm in various homes Evergreens Social Club for the elderly on Wed 2.00pm at the New Dawn Centre on Button Lane.

230 Wythenshawe Road Northern Moor Phone: 613 0209

Sunday worship 11.00am Baptisms, weddings and funerals. Other details on request.

St Andrew’s Methodist Church Brownley Road Wythenshawe M22 0DW Contact: Rev. Brenda Shaw Phone: 437 2369 Email: brendog@tiscali.co.uk Website: www.wythenshawe-methodists.org.uk

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Sunday Service 10.45am. Tea dance Monday 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Saturday club, the last Saturday in the month 11.00am - 2.30pm. (group of adults with differing abilities) Coffee mornings fortnightly on Tuesday, rotating round peoples homes. Studio One. Art space for the community run by the NHS Trust daily throughout the week. Signpost young peoples organisation. Daily throughout the week. Line Dancing, Monday and Wednesday 7.30pm -10.30pm Cats drama, Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm Dog Training, Thursday 7.30pm

St Anthony’s RC Church Dunkery Road Woodhouse Park M22 0WR Phone: 437 2861

Saturday Worship 6.30pm. Sunday Worship 10.00am including children’s group.

St Elizabeth’s RC Church

Sacred Heart and St Peter’s Catholic Church Floatshall Road Baguley M23 1HP Contact: Parish Priest Phone: 998 5319 Email: parishpriest298@btinternet.com Website: www.sacredheartstpeters.org.uk

Sat Vigil Mass 5.30pm. Sun Mass 11.15am. Sacrament of Reconciliation on Sat. Eucharist Mon, Tues & Fri. Evening Mass Weds & Thurs 7.00pm - 7.30pm. Healing Mass 3rd Fri every month.

Northenden Methodist Church Palatine Road Northenden M22 4JP Contact: Rev. David Bown Phone: 437 9328 Email: wythmeth@care4free.net Website: www.wythenshawe-methodists.org.uk

Rooms to let for charities and local organisations. Lettings at a cost. Two rooms, one for £30 and the other £100. Kitchen and disabled access.

St Aidan’s RC Church

Newall Green Baptist Church Tuffley Road Newall Green M23 2SW Contact: Rev. Chris Shelley Phone: 499 2765

82 Wythenshawe Road Northenden M23 0DJ Contact: Peter Toshunter (Warden) Phone: 834 5797 Fax: 834 5797 Email: office@manchesterquakers.org.uk Website: www.manchesterquakers.org.uk

We are part of South Trafford & Wythenshawe LPA, based in Baguley, Wythenshawe, five minutes from Wythenshawe Hospital. Mass Times: Sunday: 9.00am / 11.30am / 5.30pm Children’s Liturgy Sun: at 11.30am Mass Sat: 12.00 noon (or as per News Letter) Mon to Fri: 8.30am (or as per News Letter)

c/o 39 Lomond Road Peel Hall M22 5JA Contact: Joe Lomas Phone: 499 3854

Services: •  Mass Sun 10.00am •  Toddler Group - Mon & Thurs term time 1.30pm - 3.00pm •  Craft Club - 1st & 3rd Tues of the month 1.00pm - 3.00pm •  Women’s Group - 1st & 3rd Tues 7.30pm - 9.30pm •  Senior Citizen’s Keep Fit - Wed 1.30pm – 3.00pm •  Learn English Group - Mon 6.00pm - 9.00pm

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Religion

Religion

St Francis’s Church Greenbrow Road Newall Green M23 2RL Contact: Capt Aidan Greenwood Phone: 437 4605 Email: aidan-g@hotmail.co.uk

St Martin’s Church Weekly Worship: First Sunday - Praise and Prayer - 10.45am Every other Sunday - Holy Communion - 10.45am Call Aidan regarding any other community centre activities/ bookings.

St Hilda’s RC Church 66 Kenworthy Lane Northenden M22 4EH Contact: Fr. Michael Gannon Phone: 998 2895

Weekday service Mon to Fri 10.00am Saturday service 7.00pm Sunday service 10.30am St. Vincent De Paul Society (Charitable work) CAFOD - Christian Aid - helping the poorest people in the poorest countries. Disabled access.

St John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Church Woodhouse Lane Benchill M22 9NW Phone: 998 2644

Weekend Mass, Saturday 5.00pm, Sunday, 11.30am. Weekday Masses as announced in Newsletter. We also have an over 60’s group, R.C.I.A. Journey in Faith, youth group, bereavement support and baptism group.

St Luke’s Church Brownley Road Benchill M22 4PT Contact: Rev. Kaz Stanton Phone: 998 2071 Email: kaz@thestantons.me.uk Website: www.wythenshawe-anglican.org.uk

Sunday Morning Service at 9.30am. Wednesday Welcome Service (Church Hall)at 11.15am - 11.45am Fortnightly Lunch Club on Wednesday at 12.00 noon (£2.50). Rainbows, Brownies and Guides every Tuesday 5.00pm (Free). Art Classes Mondays 10.00am - 1.00pm. Dancing Group – Thurs 11.00am - 3.00pm (Church Hall). Karate Classes – Mon, Wed & Thur 6.00pm - 9.00pm. Sewing Group – Tue 11.00am - 3.00pm (Community Room).

St Mark’s United Reformed Church Oatlands Road Woodhouse Park Manchester M22 6AH Contact: Eula Mesquita, Church Secretary or Rev. Kate Gray Phone: 437 4392 Email: secretary@breadbreakers.co.uk / minister@breadbreakers.co.uk Website: www.breadbreakers.co.uk

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Sunday Celebrations: 11.00 - 12.00 noon Messy Church: Monthly Sat 10.00am - 1.00pm, painting, sticking, activities, stories, music, eating, celebrating. For all ages, esp. young families. Free. Food group: For people interested in growing, buying, cooking and eating together. Singing group: 2nd & 4th Sundays 12.30pm - 1.30pm at the church building We support the community through our Care Team, Parklands High School Support and Alcoholics Anonymous group.

Top of Hall Lane Baguley Manchester M23 1LX Contact:Ann Daniels: 945 3348 Margaret Bee: 485 2146 Rev. Stephen Herbert: 499 2022 Phone: 998 3408 Website: www.wythenshawe-anglican.org

Sunday Services: 8.30am Holy Communion Service 9.30am Holy Communion Service (1st/3rd/4th Sundays) 10.30am Family Service (2nd/4th Sundays) Thursdays: 9.30am Holy Communion Service The Church and its hall are used for a variety of community groups, including Brownies and Guides, drama groups and dancing school.

St Michael & All Angels Church (C of E) Orton Road Northern Moor M23 0LR Phone: 998 4100

Church Services: Sunday: 9.30 am Wednesday: 9.30am

St Richard’s Church (C of E) Peel Hall Rd (church address) 42 Lomond Road (postal address) Peel Hall M22 5JD Contact: Revd Stephen Herbert Phone: 499 2022 Website: www.wythenshawe-anglican.org.uk

Church Services: Sun: 10.45am Wed: 10.30am Baptisms, weddings and funerals. Please phone the number listed to arrange.

St Wilfrid’s Church Ford Lane Northenden M22 4NQ Contact: Rev. Greg Forster Phone: 998 2615 Email: gsf.m22@amserve.com Website: www.stwilfridsnorthenden.org.uk

Anglican Parish Church. Open for worship Sun 10.30am. Free & disabled access. A good line in weddings subject to legal requirement. Attached primary school, Cubs and Brownies, Social Services lunch club and M/C Youth Service Youth Club. Church open Sun 2.00pm - 4.00pm for prayer or tourism.

William Temple Church Robinswood Road Wythenshawe M22 0BU Contact: Rev. Melanie Appleby Phone: 437 3194 Email: melanieappleby@hotmail.com Website: www.wythenshawe-anglican.org.uk

Sunday Parish Communion 10.45am. Wednesday Eucharist 12.00 noon. William Temple Mothers Union meets first Monday of every month at 2.00pm. Choir practice in church Friday’s at 7.00pm. Scouts Tuesdays 7.30pm Scout Hut. Brownies Fridays 6.15pm Scout Hut. Scout Bingo Saturday in the Scout Hut 7.00pm. Office hour for enquiries, weddings, baptisms etc 6.00pm 7.00pm at the Vicarage (next to the Church).

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Religion

Transport

Wythenshawe Community Church 94 Crossacres Road Wythenshawe M22 5BS Contact: Pastor Michael O’Connor Phone: 437 0303 Fax: 437 0303 Email: alison_crossacres@hotmail.com Website: www.crossacres.org

Getting Around Sunday: Celebration service 10.30am Monday: Ladies Bible Study 10.30am Tues/Weds: House groups around Wythenshawe Friday: Prayer and Fellowship 11.00am

Buses are the main form of public transport in Wythenshawe, although there is a railway station at Manchester Airport with links to the city centre and the national rail network. You can plan your local journeys at www.gmpte.com/ Or phone Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 for bus times and local travel information You can get free bus timetables and maps from the GMPTE Travel Shop in Wythenshawe Bus Station. For national rail enquiries call 08457 48 49 50 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/ There is a national travel-planning website at www.transportdirect.info with car, train, coach and air travel information. For cycling information visit www.cyclegm.org

Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) 2 Piccadilly Place Manchester M1 3BG Head office switchboard Phone: 244 1000 Email: publicity@gmpte.gov.uk Website: www.gmpte.com

General bus information. For service information please call: 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute from landlines) Open between 7.00am - 8.00pm Mondays to Fridays and 8.00am - 8.00pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

GMPTE Travel Shop Wythenshawe Bus Station Rowlandsway M22 5RG Contact: Warren Sumner, District Service Manager Phone: 929 7315 Fax: 929 7315 Website: www.gmpte.com

Impartial public transport information. All types of public transport ticket sales, National Express ticket sales, most utility bill payment and mobile top ups. Journey planning advice, timetables and public transport maps.

Manchester Community Transport 130 Sale Road Northern Moor M23 0BX Contact: John Perry Phone: 946 9255 Fax: 946 9259 Email: info@manct.org Website: www.manct.org

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We offer 16 seater accessible minibuses for group travel with or without driver to Wythenshawe schools and community groups Volunteer drivers receive Midas training, the cost of this can be deducted from the first few bus hires Schools and community groups can take advantage of our new 70 seater coaches, all fitted with seat belts Drivers have enhanced CRB checks Call us for prices and information

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Transport

Young People

Wythenshawe Local Link

5th Northern Moor Brownies

Phone: 08456 055505

The Wythenshawe Local Link service is the bus you can use like a taxi to travel around the Wythenshawe area between 5.30am 11.00pm every day You must book at least one hour before you want to travel The Booking Centre is open between 8.00am - 8.00pm Single fare: £1.50 Return fare: £2.50 Multi ticket (daily): £3.00* (unlimited number of journeys) Multi ticket (weekly): £10.00* (unlimited number of journeys) For more details about these services including fares, phone 08456 05 55 05

Wythenshawe Wheelers Contact: Sue Blaylock Phone: 07753 428937

Cycling for people with disabilities in Wythenshawe Park Wednesday 10.00am - 12.00 noon

Contact: Karen Miller (Brown Owl) Phone: 998 2625

We run a Brownie pack for girls aged 7 to 10 years in Northern Moor. Every Friday evening term time only. Subs £1.50. There is a waiting list. Call Brown Owl for more information or to put name on the list.

409th Manchester (William Temple) Scouts The Scout Hall Braintree Road Woodhouse Park M22 0HH Contact: Mr Ron Hey (Group Scout Leader) Phone: 437 0006 Fax: 437 0006 Website: www.409thscouts.com

Saturday 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Beavers: Tuesday: 6.00pm - 7.00pm Cub Pack: Tuesday: 6.00pm - 7.00pm Scouts: Tuesday: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Activities include: Hiking, Canoeing, Camping, Scout Award Schemes, Swimming Badge Training, Duke Of Edinburgh Award Scheme, Trips Out, Ten Pin Bowling and more. Boys and Girls all welcome, aged 6-16 years. Please contact for further details.

435th Northenden Scout Group Patterdale Road Northenden M22 4NR Contact: Kimberley and Barry Hall Phone: 07917 678071

Open for boys and girls at St Wilfrid’s Primary School Tues 6.30pm - 8.00pm £1.50 per week

The Addy Young Peoples Centre Woodhouse Lane Sharston M22 9TF Contact: Maureen Jones Phone: 437 8950 Fax: 498 5923 Email: m.jones@manchesteryounglives.org.uk Website: www.manchesteryounglives.org.uk

Free open access play and youth provision. Youth Provision 7.00pm - 9.00pm (12-19 years) on Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri Play Provision 3.30pm - 6.30pm (5-13 years only) on Mon to Fri. Holiday Provision: Mon to Fri times may vary depending on funding levels, please contact the centre.

Connexions Manchester The Focus Rowlandsway Wythenshawe M22 5BQ Contact: Mike Amesbury Phone: 437 4288 Fax: 436 7996 Email: info@connexions-manchester.com Website: www.connexions-manchester.com

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Connexions offers a free advice and guidance service to 13-19 year old young people to help them access suitable work, education and training opportunities, plus help with housing, teenage pregnancy, health and other related issues.

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Young People

Young People

Copperdale Trust Solway Road Crossacres Wythenshawe M22 9XR Contact: Ann Panks Phone: 437 1363 Fax: 437 1363 Email: copperdale_trust@hotmail.com

YMCA Training Ltd Help to provide practical supportive accommodation for young, single and homeless people. Free use of United Estates of Wythenshawe Gymnasium facilities for any hostel resident. Fare Share scheme.

Thomas Mountford House The Birtles Wythenshawe Town Centre M22 5RE Contact: Barbara Crawley Phone: 945 3415 Email: b.crawley@ymcatraining.org.uk Website: www.ymcatraining.org.uk

Entry to Employment for 16 to 18 year olds Employment training, C&G qualifications, work placements NrGise pre 16: NEET prevention arrangement with schools Employability skills programme: 18+ Employment skills, skills 4 life and job search activity – ESOL. PEARL award is available. Accredited centre for the CSCS construction Health and Safety scheme.

Manchester Youth Service Youth Contact Team The Focus Rowlandsway Wythenshawe M22 5BQ Contact: Lisa Minty Phone: 498 6903 Email: l.minty@manchester.gov.uk

Diversionary activities on evenings and weekends. Daytime provision for referrals. •  Football League •  Girls Work •  Gym healthy living project •  Cooking and basic life skills •  Holiday Programme •  Residentials • Opportunity for young people to apply for activities they want to do and improve their community

Northenden Youth Club Northenden Methodist Church Victoria Road Northenden M22 4JP Contact: Jeff Keeys Phone: 945 2413 Email: j.keeys@manchester.gov.uk

Tuesday 7.00pm - 10.00pm. Activities include indoor games, arts & crafts, role-play, outdoor pursuits, e.g. canoeing, hill-walking, climbing, residential, trips and health education projects. There is disabled access to the premises.

Signpost The Young Peoples   Support Foundation (YPSF) St Andrew’s Hall Brownley Road M22 0DW Contact: Carmen Peruga Phone: 436 5432/3 Fax: 4371055 Email: signpost@signpostadvice.org.uk

Advice & information for young people aged 13-25 years. Open for drop in/appointments: Mon, Wed, Thurs: 10.00am - 12 noon, 1.00pm - 3.00pm Tues: 1.00pm - 3.00pm Fri: 10.00am - 12.00 noon

West Wythenshawe Youth Centre Moor Road Wythenshawe M23 9BQ Contact: Jeff Keeys Phone: 945 2413 Email: j.keeys@manchester.gov.uk

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Mon: Bike Project 7.00pm - 9.00pm Tues: Senior Youth Provision 7.00pm - 10.00pm Wed: Duke of Edinburgh Awards 7.00pm - 9.00pm Thurs: Senior Youth Provision 7.00pm - 10.00pm Fri: Senior Youth Provision 7.00pm - 10.00pm Every week day Weightlifting Club 3.30pm - 7.00pm

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Index

Forum Learning..................................................................... 38 Forum Leisure Centre............................................................ 72 Forum Library........................................................................ 80 Forum Nursery...................................................................... 18

409th Manchester (William Temple) Scouts........................... 95

Brownley Green Village.......................................................... 21

42nd Street............................................................................ 59

Burnsall Walk Post Office...................................................... 85

435th Northenden Scout Group............................................ 95

Business in the Community................................................... 24

5th Northern Moor Brownies................................................. 95

Button Lane Primary School................................................. 32

999: Ambulance, Fire, Police................................................. 44

BW3 (Businesses Working with Wythenshawe)..................... 24

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Friends of Hollyhedge Park.................................................... 69 FSL Opticians Ltd.................................................................. 56

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Adult and Children’s Social Care Contact Service................. 24

C.A.T.S. Drama...................................................................... 71

Age Concern, Manchester Counselling Service.................... 59

Cammach Pipes & Drums..................................................... 71

Age Concern Charity Shop................................................... 83

Cedar Community Garden Club CAWT................................. 50

Age Concern Sharston.......................................................... 83

Celebrity Pig Theatre Company............................................. 71

Airport Academy................................................................... 47

Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College............................... 41

Alcoholics Anonymous.......................................................... 59

Chesterton Park.................................................................... 77

Alderman Rogers Park.......................................................... 77

Churches Working Together in Wythenshawe....................... 24

Ashgate Specialist Support Primary...................................... 32

Church of the Nazarene........................................................ 87 Citizens Advice Bureau Cedars............................................... 6

B Baguley Clinic........................................................................ 52 Baguley Councillors............................................................... 28 Baguley Hall Methodist Church............................................. 87 Baguley Hall Primary School................................................. 32 Baguley Park......................................................................... 77 Baguley Park Beehive............................................................ 18 Baguley Park Play Centre...................................................... 18 Baguley Sure Start Children’s Centre.................................... 17 Baguley Tenants & Residents Association............................. 68 Baguley Wasp....................................................................... 18 Benchill Celtic Junior Football Club....................................... 71 Benchill Children’s Centre..................................................... 18 Benchill Community Centre................................................... 21 Benchill Medical Practice...................................................... 52 Benchill Primary School........................................................ 32

City College Manchester................................................. 38, 41 Co-op Health Care Ltd.......................................................... 57 Combined Association of Wythenshawe Tenants (CAWT)..... 68 Community Foundation For Greater Manchester.................. 25 Community Health Trainers (Manchester Public Health Development Service)........................................................... 59

M MANCAT............................................................................... 41 Manchester Adult Placement................................................ 60 Manchester Advice.................................................................. 6 Manchester Children’s Information Service........................... 16 Manchester City Council......................................................... 6 Manchester City Tennis Club................................................. 72 Manchester Community Information Network....................... 25

Gas Leaks Emergency.......................................................... 44

Manchester Community Transport........................................ 93

Getting Around...................................................................... 93

Manchester Debt Advice Service............................................ 6

Glen Maye Dental Practice.................................................... 55

Manchester Equipment & Adaptations Service..................... 65

GMPTE Travel Shop.............................................................. 93

Manchester Evening News.................................................... 82

Greater Manchester Animal Hospital (RSPCA)...................... 14

Manchester Event Volunteers................................................ 25

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO).......................................................... 25

Manchester Green City......................................................... 50

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service....................... 44

Manchester Joint Health Unit................................................ 60

Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE)................................................................ 93

Manchester Mencap............................................................. 60

Greater Manchester Police Northenden................................ 44

Manchester Methodist Housing Association......................... 65

Greater Manchester Police Wythenshawe............................. 45

Manchester Metropolitan University...................................... 42

Greater Manchester Waste Limited....................................... 50

Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN).................... 13

Greenbrow Medical Practice................................................. 53

Manchester Youth Service Youth Contact Team................... 96

Groundwork Manchester, Salford & Trafford......................... 50

Maple Road Dental Practice.................................................. 55

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Manchester Housing On Call................................................. 65

Manchester Mental Health And Social Care Trust................. 61

MARIM.................................................................................. 13 Members Services................................................................ 30

Hall Lane Playgroup.............................................................. 19

Menorah Synagogue............................................................. 88

Community Sports Development.......................................... 72

Hall Lane Post Office............................................................. 85

Milky Button Park.................................................................. 77

Connexions Manchester........................................................ 95

Happy Days Nursery............................................................. 19

Mobile Library Service........................................................... 80

Consumer Advice.................................................................... 6

Haveley Hey Community School........................................... 33

Moorcroft Pharmacy.............................................................. 58

Copperdale Trust................................................................... 96

Haveley Park Tenants & Residents Association..................... 69

Cornishway Group Practice................................................... 52

Hollyhedge Park.................................................................... 78

Crossacres & Sharston Tenants Association......................... 68

Hollyhedge Road Post Office................................................ 85

Crossacres Primary School................................................... 32

Home-start............................................................................ 15

Culmere Park........................................................................ 79

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N Narcotics Anonymous........................................................... 61 National Probation Service.................................................... 26 Neil Cliffe Cancer Care Centre (St Ann’s Hospice)................. 61

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Newall Green Baptist Church................................................ 88 Jennings Opticians................................................................ 56

Newall Green High School..................................................... 36

Benchill Sure Start Children’s Centre.................................... 17

Deen & Co Ltd....................................................................... 57

Jimmy Egan Centre............................................................... 72

Newall Green Leisure............................................................ 73

Benchill Tenants & Residents Association............................. 68

Didsbury Golf Club................................................................ 72

Jobcentre Plus...................................................................... 47

Newall Green MANCAT Centre.............................................. 39

BESS Starting Out................................................................. 65

Domestic Violence................................................................. 45

Bideford Estate Tenants & Residents Association................. 68 Blue Orchid Management Consultants Ltd............................ 47 Boots the Chemist................................................................. 57 Bowland Medical Practice..................................................... 52 Bramble Lodge Day Nursery................................................. 18 Breakthrough UK Ltd............................................................ 64 Brian Simpson MEP.............................................................. 31 Brooklands Councillors......................................................... 28 Brooklands Estate Tenants & Residents Association............. 68 Brooklands Medical Practice................................................. 52 Brookway High School & Sports College.............................. 36 Brookway Sports Facility....................................................... 71 Brownley Green Baptist Church............................................ 87 Brownley Green Centre......................................................... 38 Brownley Green Health Centre.............................................. 52 Brownley Green Methodist Church....................................... 87

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Newall Green Post Office...................................................... 85

K Kid’s Fun Club....................................................................... 19

Eagle Tenants Association..................................................... 68

Kidz Come 1st....................................................................... 15

Education Business Solutions............................................... 36

Kirkup Gardens..................................................................... 79

Environment on Call.............................................................. 50

Knit One Talk Two.................................................................. 72

Epilepsy Action South Manchester........................................ 59 Evergreens Social Club......................................................... 83 Expert Patient Programme.................................................... 60

Newall Green Primary School................................................ 33 Newall Green Tenants & Residents Association.................... 69 New Dawn Community Association...................................... 21 New Dawn Counselling......................................................... 61 New Horizons........................................................................ 21 New Start.............................................................................. 62 New Start Trust..................................................................... 62

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Next Step.............................................................................. 48 Lawton Moor Methodist Church............................................ 87

NHS Direct............................................................................ 51

Learn Direct........................................................................... 41

NJ Wythenshawe.................................................................. 73

Let’s Get Going..................................................................... 47

Northenden Civic Society...................................................... 21

Family Action Benchill............................................................ 15

Listers Pharmacy................................................................... 57

Northenden Community Projects.......................................... 22

Family Learning - Parent Participation In Education.............. 38

Lloyds Pharmacy..............................................................57, 58

Northenden Community School............................................ 33

Forum Health......................................................................... 52

Loreto Sixth Form College..................................................... 41

Northenden Councillors........................................................ 29

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Forum Health Dental Practice................................................ 55

Northenden Golf Club........................................................... 73

Forum Learn Direct............................................................... 39

Northenden Group Practice.................................................. 53

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Northenden Health Centre.................................................... 53

Royal Oak Post Office........................................................... 86

Studio One............................................................................ 63

Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre................................... 23, 75

Northenden Library............................................................... 81

Royle Green Children’s Centre.............................................. 19

St Wilfrid’s Church................................................................. 91

Woodhouse Park Post Office................................................ 86

Northenden Methodist Church.............................................. 88

Royle Green Tenants Association.......................................... 70

St Wilfrid’s C of E Aided Primary School............................... 35

Woodhouse Park Sure Start Children’s Centre...................... 17

Northenden Pipe Band.......................................................... 73

RSPCA.................................................................................. 14

Northenden Riverside Park................................................... 78

Rupert’s Private Day Nursery................................................ 20

Northenden Townswomen’s Guild......................................... 84 Northenden Youth Club......................................................... 96 Northern Moor Community Church....................................... 88 Northern Moor Dental Practice.............................................. 55 Northern Moor Medical Practice........................................... 53

O Online Advice.......................................................................... 7

P Painswick Park...................................................................... 79 Parklands High School.......................................................... 36 Parklands Sports................................................................... 73 Parkway Green Housing Trust............................................... 66 Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)............................ 51 Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS at Wythenshawe Hospital)......................................................... 51 Paul Goggins MP................................................................... 31 Peel Hall................................................................................ 78 Peel Hall Forum..................................................................... 69 Peel Hall Medical Practice..................................................... 53 Peel Hall Post Office.............................................................. 85 Peel Hall Primary School....................................................... 33 Pet Line................................................................................. 14 Piper Hill High School............................................................ 37 Pony and Pet Rescue............................................................ 14 Poundswick Dentists............................................................. 55 Poundswick Lane Children’s Centre...................................... 19 Poundswick Tenants and Residents Association.................. 69 PRAGMA............................................................................... 39 Progress 2 Work.................................................................... 48

R Racial Harassment................................................................ 45 Rackhouse & Northern Moor Tenants and Residents Association............................................................................ 69 Rackhouse 50 Plus Group.................................................... 84 Rackhouse Adult Learning Centre......................................... 39 Rackhouse Library................................................................ 81 Rackhouse Primary School................................................... 33 Radio Manchester................................................................. 82 Refugee Action...................................................................... 13 Revenues & Benefits Unit........................................................ 7 Richard Jones & Associates.................................................. 55 Ringway Primary School....................................................... 34 R K Medical Practice............................................................. 54 Rowlands Pharmacy T/A Knights Pharmacy.......................... 58 Royal Northern College of Music........................................... 42 Royal Oak Community Action Group..................................... 69 Royal Oak Community Centre............................................... 22

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Woodlands Medical Practice................................................. 54

T Take A Break Carers Support Group..................................... 63

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Tax Help for Older People (TOP).............................................. 7 Sacred Heart and St Peter’s Catholic Church....................... 88

Tayfield Park.......................................................................... 79

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.................................. 35

Terry Dowling Adult Learning Centre..................................... 40

Sale Circle Post Office........................................................... 86

Thacker’s Pharmacy.............................................................. 58

Sale Road Sure Start Children’s Centre................................. 17

The Addy Young Peoples Centre..................................... 15, 95

Sandilands Community Primary School................................ 35

The Co-operative Chemist.................................................... 57

Sandilands Sure Start Children’s Centre............................... 17

The Co-operative Pharmacy.................................................. 57

Sarelles Morris Troupe........................................................... 73

The Gateway......................................................................... 83

Scout Drive Children’s Centre............................................... 20

The Harvest Centre............................................................... 60

Sexual Harassment & Assault............................................... 46

The Maples Medical Centre................................................... 53

Sharston Adult Learning Centre............................................ 40

The National Autistic Society Adult Service........................... 61

Sharston Councillors............................................................. 29

The Novas Scarman Group................................................... 26

Sharston Post Office............................................................. 86

The Open Door...................................................................... 22

Shentons Tenants Association.............................................. 70

The Park Medical Centre....................................................... 53

Signpost................................................................................ 96

The Routes Project................................................................ 13

SMILE (South Manchester Improving Lifestyle through Exercise)................................................................... 62

The Victim and Witness Community Team............................ 26

Smoking Cessation Service.................................................. 62

Trafford Metro News.............................................................. 82

South Manchester Gymnastic Centre.................................... 74

Tree of Life Centre Wythenshawe.......................................... 22

Ticker Club............................................................................ 63

South Manchester Local Quaker Meeting............................. 89 South Manchester Over 50’s Sessions.................................. 84 South Trafford College........................................................... 42 Southwick Park..................................................................... 77 Specsavers Wythenshawe.................................................... 56 St Aidan’s Catholic Primary School....................................... 34 St Aidan’s RC Church............................................................ 89 Standguide Limited............................................................... 48 St Andrew’s House................................................................ 22 St Andrew’s Methodist Church.............................................. 89 St Anthony’s R.C. Primary School......................................... 34 St Anthony’s RC Church....................................................... 89 St Bonaventures Charity Trust............................................... 66 St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School.................................. 34 St Elizabeth’s RC Church...................................................... 89 St Elizabeth’s Toddler Group................................................. 20 Stepping Stones Into Work.................................................... 49 St Francis’s Church............................................................... 90 St Hilda’s RC Church............................................................. 90 St John Fisher & St Thomas More Catholic Primary School.. 34

U UK Online.............................................................................. 40 United Estates of Wythenshawe Gym................................... 74 University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust................................................................... 63 University of Manchester....................................................... 42 University of Salford.............................................................. 43 University of the Third Age (U3A)........................................... 84 Using the Library................................................................... 80 Using the Post Office............................................................. 85

V Veterans Chess Club............................................................. 74 Victim Support & Witness Service City of Manchester............ 7

Workers Educational Association.......................................... 43 Work Solutions...................................................................... 49 Wythenshawe Anxiety Group................................................ 64 Wythenshawe Black Community Group................................ 27 Wythenshawe Calligraphy Club............................................. 75 Wythenshawe Carers Support Group................................... 64 Wythenshawe Community Church........................................ 92 Wythenshawe Community Initiative....................................... 16 Wythenshawe Credit Union................................................... 27 Wythenshawe EiC Action Zones............................................ 35 Wythenshawe FM 97.2.......................................................... 82 Wythenshawe Forum Walk-in Centre.................................... 51 Wythenshawe Hall................................................................. 76 Wythenshawe Hospital.......................................................... 64 Wythenshawe Hospital League of Friends............................. 64 Wythenshawe Law Centre....................................................... 8 Wythenshawe Local Link....................................................... 94 Wythenshawe Oasis.............................................................. 23 Wythenshawe Park............................................................... 77 Wythenshawe Park Riding Stables........................................ 76 Wythenshawe Post Office..................................................... 86 Wythenshawe Regeneration Team.......................................... 8 Wythenshawe Swimming Club.............................................. 76 Wythenshawe Town Football Club........................................ 76 Wythenshawe Wheelers........................................................ 94 Wythenshawe Women’s Aid.................................................. 27 Wythenshawe World............................................................. 82 Wythenshawe Youth & Community Centre............................ 23 Wythenshawe Youth Theatre................................................. 76 Wythit.com............................................................................ 82

X Xaverian Sixth Form College.................................................. 43

Y YMCA Training Ltd................................................................. 97

Vision Service Opticians........................................................ 56 Voluntary Action Manchester................................................. 26

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St John Fisher & Thomas More Catholic Church................... 90

Water Adventure Centre........................................................ 75

St Luke’s Church................................................................... 90

Wednesday Social Club........................................................ 84

St Lukes Community Garden................................................ 74

Wendover Road Post Office.................................................. 86

St Lukes Lunch Club............................................................. 84

West Wythenshawe Youth Centre......................................... 96

St Mark’s United Reformed Church....................................... 90

Wild About Manchester......................................................... 50

St Martin’s Church................................................................. 91

William Temple Church.......................................................... 91

St Michael & All Angels Church (C of E)................................. 91

Willow Park Enterprise Support Project................................. 49

Stockport College................................................................. 42

Willow Park Housing Trust..................................................... 67

St Paul’s Catholic High School.............................................. 37

Willows Primary School......................................................... 35

St Peter’s Catholic Primary School........................................ 35

Woodhouse Park Anglers...................................................... 75

St Richard’s Church (C of E).................................................. 91

Woodhouse Park Councillors................................................ 30

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