Supporting your independence
Services provided by voluntary organisations

Barnardo's - Gregory's Place
Black Health Agency
George House Trust (GHT)
Lesbian and Gay Foundation
National AIDS Manual (NAM)

Supporting your independence

Social care and health services work together to support you if you become ill or frail as a result of your condition. We will support you to maintain your independence and control over your life.

These are some of the things we can help you with:

  • Social care - direct payments - where you could have funding and buy your own care
  • Help for your carers, including help with your parental duties
  • Information about appliances and adapting your property
  • Home care
  • Mobile meals - meals on wheels
  • Disabled people - parking permits or subsidised travel.

Services provided by voluntary organisations

The following support services are provided in Manchester but may be accessed by Bolton residents affected by HIV/AIDS.

Most of them are funded by Bolton Council and Bolton NHS Primary Care Trust.

Barnardo's - Gregory's Place

Barnardo's Gregory's Place provides support for children, young people and parents living with and affected by HIV.  The project works in close partnership with George House Trust (GHT) and is based just a couple of doors away.  There is a wide range of services offered which includes:

  • One-to-one assessment and support
  • Pre and post-disclosure preparation and support for parents and their children
  • An outreach/liaison worker based at the North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) weekly Family Clinic
  • Regular Peer Support Groups including a weekly parent group, monthly children/young people's groups, 13 week SFSC Parenting Programmes and a quarterly group for parents/carers of positive children
  • An annual residential for children/young people


Black Health Agency (BHA)

Provides a culturally sensitive and appropriate support service to black people living with or affected by HIV. Specific services provided are: counselling; Welfare Rights Advice; living well information sessions; immigration advice service; translation/interpretation for French speaking clients; complementary therapy; access to drop-in session provided by BHA in Manchester every Monday 12noon-4pm. . Access to telephone helpline for advice and information (African AIDS helpline).

464 Chester Road
M16 9HE

Telephone: 0845 450 4247
Fax: 0845 450 3247


George House Trust

Provides a range of services for people living with or affected by HIV services offered include: One-to-one support; Voluntary support; Advice and Advocacy; Information; Counselling; Groups (Including African Service, Gay Men’s Service, and Women’s Service); Events and courses; Financial Support; Children’s Service (provided in partnership with Barnardo’s Health Through Action Project); Carers Support; and Volunteering.

77 Ardwick Green North,
M12 6FX

Tel: 0161 274 4499
Fax: 0161 274 3355


Lesbian and Gay Foundation

Support groups; helpline; distribution of condoms; counselling; information; outreach; campaigning and workshops.

4th Floor
Princess House
105 - 107 Princess Street
M1 6DD

Telephone: 0161 235 8035
Helpline: 0845 3 30 30 30


National AIDS Manual (NAM)

NAM is a community-based information resource based in the UK whose sole aim is to combat the AIDS epidemic through accurate, accessible and up-to-date information.

NAM provides extensive information on treatments, both in book form and as a searchable database.

People affected by HIV/AIDS can receive NAM publications free of charge.

Monthly treatment newsletter, fact sheet and information booklets, mailed free of charge to people affected by HIV.

Lincoln House
1 Brixton Road

Tel: 020 7840 0050


Bolton Council

Town Hall

Victoria Square



Telephone 01204 331149
Telephone 01204 390772
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