Assist Neighbourhood Care

 

A Charity for Older People Living Locally

 

What we do

 

We provide a range of support services and activities for older people designed to help them continue to live independent, active and fulfilling lives. We offer social groups where people can get together such as the film club, walks in the local parks, exercise classes, day trips and the weekly lunch club. We also provide support services such as help with gardening, telephone and in person befriending services. 

 

How we raise money and what we do with it

 

We rely on public and private donations. We receive grant funding from a number of sponsors including Manchester City Council, Wellbeing Fund, National Lottery, The Coop, Withington Civic Society, Southway Housing Trust and the Duchy of Lancaster. We receive donations for our activities and rely on the generousity of our community.

 

Our Service Users

 

We have over 170 members from the Withington community and surrounding locality. People hear about our services through a variety of ways whether referred by a social worker or health care profession, finding us through the Withington Methodist Church or via a friend or relative.

 

The Trustees

 

Assist relies on the time given freely by the trustees to ensure that the charity is properly managed. We have a small and dedicated team and welcome interest from others who want to get involved in governance activities. Please get in touch via withingtonassist@gmail.com.

 

Management Committee

  • Chair: Barbara Aston

  • Treasurer: Vicky Wharmby

  • Secretary: Sarala Gunawardena

 

Members

 

  • Jacqueline Kirkby

  • Brian Stephenson

  • Pip Cotterill

  • Gavin White

  • Meena Shah

  • David Lamb

 

Our Volunteers

 

We cannot run our services without the valued help of our volunteers.  We currently have over 45 volunteers with people of all ages and backgrounds supporting us in providing a range of services. If you are interested please get in touch to find out what kind of volunteering we have available by emailing withingtonassist@gmail.com.  We will let you know what opportunities there are and if you might be interested and then download the form on the Volunteers page and drop it into us at Withington Methodist Church or emal it to us.

We’d love to hear from you. 

 

Our Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy 2022

Opening times

 

Monday to Friday: 

9:30am - 3.30pm

 

Some Thursdays we might be closed for training or catching up.

Contact us 

withingtonassist@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/assist.withington

Annual Reports

 

 

Annual Report 2020-2021

Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2018-2019

Annual Report 2017-2018

Annual Report 2017-2018

Tel.

0161 434 9216