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.

Telephone: 01204 331149 or 01204 390772

Services provided by voluntary organisations

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

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.  They offer a wide range of services including one to one support, outreach and annual residential for children.

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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).

Telephone: 0845 450 4247


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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.

Tel: 0161 274 4499

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LGBT Foundation

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

Telephone: 0161 235 8035
Helpline: 0345 3 30 30 30

More information can be found at LGBT Foundation

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.

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