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Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services Preston & Chorley


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Debt advice, Disability, Housing Advice, Mental Health, Benefits Advice, Older People, Younger People

Description

We provide a free, confidential drop in service for anyone affected by cancer.

This includes people who:
• need information about cancer;
• have a cancer diagnosis;
• are living with and beyond cancer;
• are looking to reduce the risks of cancer;
• are a relative, carer or friend of someone with cancer; or
• are healthcare professionals

 

We hold a wide range of information on all aspects of living with cancer and we provide the opportunity to discuss treatments, side effects, money worries, questions about benefits and other cancer related issues with our team.
You can come and see us face to face in any of our three centres, or we can arrange to see people on our hospital wards. We also give information and support over the phone and by email for those who can’t access the service in person.
We work closely with the clinical teams as well as with local services, support groups and other organisations.

 

We also offer Video Advice sessions using NHS Attend Anywhere

017723 523709

Cancerinfocentre@lthtr.nhs.uk

Rosemere Cancer Centre ,Royal Preston Hospital, Sharoe Green Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9HT

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www.lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk/macmillan-cancer-information-and-support-service/

Macmillan Cancer Information & Support Service


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Debt advice, Disability, Mental Health, Race Equality, Students

Description

Provides information and support to adults affected by cancer either directly with a current or previous diagnosis of cancer. This can be from diagnosis, through treatment and for those people who suffer the long term consequences of treatment. We undertake holistic needs assessments to identify the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs, develop a care plan with the person and provide ongoing support. We are social prescribers working collaboratively with many agencies to meet the needs of our service users. We have two support groups: General support group on the 1st Monday of each month Carers support group 1st Tuesday of each month. We can signpost onto cancer specific support groups too. Outreach points are Parbold Surgery 1st Wednesday of the month 9.30-11.30 North Meols Medical centre banks, 2nd Wednesday of the month Tarleton Health Centre Last Friday of the month 9.30-11.30 Provide literature and internet access on all aspects of living with cancer including travel and work issues. The opportunity to talk to someone in a friendly non clinical environment. Help with accessing financial advice and grants. Information about practical help which is available. Free confidential drop in service for anyone affected by cancer. This includes people who reguire information about cancer, have a cnacer diagnosis, are living with the consequences of a cancer diagnosis, are living with and beyond cancer, are looking to reduce their risk of cancer, are a carer relative friend of someone with cancer, are health & social care professionals. A care plan is developed following a physical, psychological, social and spiritual assessment. We aim to provide a safe, welcoming environment for those who are experiencing social isolation because of their cancer diagnosis.

01695 402164

Soh-tr.macmillanwestlancs@nhs.net

Ormskirk Hospital, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AZ

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Help Through Crisis


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Debt advice, Disability, Mental Health, Race Equality, Students

Description

Following guidance from Government, we have suspended all our face to face services. 

 

However, we are still taking referrals and will contact clients to offer help and advice by telephone.  Please can you make sure anyone you refer to us is aware we will only be able to offer telephone or digital assistance at this time.

 

Anyone wishing to contact us by signposting should either leave a message on our Adviceline 0344 245 1924 or visit our website www.citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk for information and accessing our Advice By Email in the More from Us menu.

 

Help Through Crisis Project supporting vulnerable clients with a broad range of interventions, including hands on advocacy and advice, to better enable people to deal with the problems they are experiencing. We target support to those who have the most difficulty in accessing main stream services We provide tailored support,advice and advocacy to enable people to address difficulties and be in a better position to improve circumstances and plan for their future

01257 226515

lkeenan@calw.org.uk

35-39 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2SW

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www.citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk

Citizens Advice Lancashire West


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Self referral, Asylum Seekers / Refugees, Debt advice, Disability, Housing Advice, Mediation Community, Mental Health, Race Equality, Students, Employment, Chorley Residents, Maternal Mental Health, Families and Children 0-19 years, Digital Support, Volunteering, Peer Support, Benefits Advice, Benefits - Form Filling, Support with employment, skills, courses and volunteering

Description

Following guidance from Government, we have suspended all our face to face services. 

 

However, we are still taking referrals and will contact clients to offer help and advice by telephone.  Please can you make sure anyone you refer to us is aware we will only be able to offer telephone or digital assistance at this time.

 

Anyone wishing to contact us by signposting should either leave a message on our Adviceline 0344 245 1924 or visit our website www.citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk for information and accessing our Advice By Email in the More from Us menu.

 

New Extended Hours to further assist

 

You can contact us by phone on Saturdays 09:00-13:00 and Tuesday & Thursday Early Eveneings until 6:30

 

Quite simply, we're here to help the people of Lancashire with the problems they face. Our advice is free, confidential, impartial and independent. We operate from Five locations across Lancashire: Chorley, Leyland (South Ribble), Fleetwood (Wyre) and Skelmersdale(West Lancashire) & Blackburn&Darwin. We provide advice in person at our offices, via our telephone helpline or by email. We also have a number of Digital Help Centres across Lancashire to assist with Digital access and IT skills training If you have a problem you need help with there are several options available to you: Look through the advice sections detailed below or visit our main AdviceGuide site. Telephone our Gateway Service on: 0344 245 1294 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) (local rate number). Call in to your local bureau. Select your most convenient location from our Area Map for details of our opening times and office addresses. If it’s more convenient, we now offer advice by email. Click on the following link to use this option If our offices don't cover your location, enter your postcode in the "Find your local Citizens Advice" section on our main site.

03442 451294

gsimpson@calw.org.uk

35-39 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2SW

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www.citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk

Wellbeing Service for Deaf Community-N-Compass


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Self referral, Disability, Mental Health, Older People, Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Description

 

We provide support to the Deaf Community in Lancashire.

Sue Gardam is the Deaf Support Link Worker for n-compass and covers the whole of Lancashire.

This role has 3 main areas of responsibility:

1. To visit culturally deaf adults and work with them to overcome communication barriers that they face when trying to access services, which are having a negative effect on their wellbeing.

2. To work with services and professionals to share with them the information that they need regarding the communication needs of the deaf community.

3. To create and establish effective pathways into services that are reliable and sustainable, and share this information with professionals and the deaf community.

Sue is not an interpreter and this is not an interpreter service. People can be referred into the service if they are BSL users and are facing barriers to access services such as health, social services, housing etc., or barriers which they are unable to overcome and are having a negative affect on their wellbeing.  

 

 

 

0345 0138 208

admin@n-compass.org.uk

1 Edward VII Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton on Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YF

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www.n-compass.org.uk/wellbeing-service

Lancashire Carers Service-N-Compass


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Disability, Mental Health, Older People

Description

We support often hard-pressed Carers to reduce the impact of their caring role through providing information along with specialist 1-2-1 and group support including:

  • Magazines twice a year detailing local groups, activities and courses.
  • Regular Coffee and Chat support groups in locations across North and Central Lancashire.
  • Carers Assessments and reviews. We can support you, in accordance with Care Act 2014, to undertake a Carers Assessment to identify the impact your caring role may be having on your physical and emotional health and wellbeing, whether you are willing and able to continue in your caring role and, if so, what support is needed for you to do this. We will help you to create a plan of how to put this support in place. We will also assess whether you are eligible for a Carers Personal Budget to spend against your plan.
  • Support with planning for contingency or an emergency. We can support you to create a contingency care and support plan, including an option for up to 72 hours free replacement care for emergencies where you are taken into hospital unexpectedly or are involved in an incident involving emergency services and no support is available from family or friends.
  • Support to access community and Health and Wellbeing services.
  • Access to a 24-hour CHAT Line manned by volunteers who can offer understanding with regards to the common challenges faced by Carers. The CHAT Line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Access to our Volunteer Befriending and Sitting-In services where volunteers are matched with Carers and the people they care for to provide company and a break from caring.
  • Support for former Carers.
  • Volunteering opportunities for Carers, including volunteering for the CHAT Line, Befriending and Sitting-In services.
  • Carers Awareness Briefings for professionals to help, identify unpaid Carers, understand the needs and rights of Carers, understand how important a Carers health and wellbeing is and increase knowledge of what support is available for Carers.

 

Out of hours and webchat services available

Referral timescales 6 – 8 weeks from referral date Please note

0345 688 7113

enquiries@lancscarers.co.uk

1 Edward VII Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton on Ribble, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YF

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www.n-compass.org.uk/services/carers-support/lancashire-carers-service

Ryan Medical Centre


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Asylum Seekers / Refugees, Debt advice, Disability, Housing Advice, Mediation Community, Race Equality, Students, Older People, Younger People

Description

Hi I am the social prescriber/link worker for 3 surgeries, the ryan medical centre Bamber

Bridge, Roslea Surgery Bamber Bridge and Riverside Medical Centre in Walton –le dale. We

are a group of surgeries who offer social prescribing to our patients .We would like a way of

being able to action and complete referrals and audit them. Please feel free to send me a referral 

01772 335136

rachel.duckworth@nhs.net

St Marys Road, Bamber bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 6JD

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www.ryanmedicalcentre.nhs.uk

Progress Lifeline


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Self referral, Disability, Mental Health, Chorley Residents, Adults at risk of admission to Hospital (non-medical), Adults with a history of Falls over 18 and Living in Chorley, Adults with a learning disability, Health Visitors and School Nurses, Social engagement and social inclusion support, Adults at risk of admission to hospital, Vulnerable Adults, Early Intervention and Prevention, South Ribble Residents, Home Care/Aids/Adaptations, Improved health/capacity to manage, Hospital Discharge, Social Prescribing, Older People, Social Isolated, Community Support during isolation, Younger People, Dementia assistance, Hospital Discharge, Independence at home or outside the home, Blind or Sight Impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Description

At Progress Lifeline, we provide a range of telecare sensors that can be installed in homes to protect those who live alone or are vulnerable in any way. Our products are designed to sense danger in the home or vulnerability to falls and identify the need for assistance. These sensors are all linked to our 24/7 Alarm Receiving Centre where our extremely friendly and helpful team will check you are safe and call the appropriate help if needed.

We also provide an Emergency Response Service. The emergency responders are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to visit you if you are in need, or if we cannot confirm you are safe following an activation. Our responders will get to you within 60 minutes, although our average is normally 35 minutes.

Progress Lifeline can also monitor people outside of the home with our GPS device which can be worn as a pendant or a key-fob. The GPS device, named The Footprint can provide extra reassurance inside and outside the home or if a person does not have a telephone line they can use this for connection to our Alarm Receiving Centre.

Offices are open Monday to Friday 9-5pm

Alarm Receiving Centre is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

03333 204 999

scooper@progressgroup.org.uk

21 King Street, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LW

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www.progresslifeline.org.uk

Breathe Therapies


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Disability, Mental Health, Students, Older People

Description

Breathe Therapies is a Not for Profit multidisciplinary Clinical team who provide therapeutic help in four areas: Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Obesity and Wellbeing.

Innediate response to referrals - No waiting List

01772 915735

reception@breathetherapies.co.uk

Quayside House, Navigation Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YP

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S.E.E.D Lancashire


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Disability, Mental Health, Students, Older People, Younger People

Description

Support and Education for Eating Disorders Lancashire provides a free Drop In, Support

Group, and Carer’s Advice and Information Clinic, as well as low-cost Counselling, and

training and workshops around E.D.s and body image for groups (educational /

professional).

Referral timescales? For free services, immediate. For counselling there is a waiting list.

01772 915735/07860847049

hello@seedlancashire.co.uk

Quayside House, Navigation Way, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2YP

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www.seedlancashire.co.uk

Preston Care & Repair


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Disability, Community Support, Home Improvements Agency, Home Care/Aids/Adaptations, Improved health/capacity to manage, Property Improvements, Hospital Discharge

Description

We are a local not-for profit organization that has been providing practical support and independent advice since 1993.

We work with older, vulnerable and disabled people and anyone with a long term health condition that affects their mobility of independence in the home.

We work across Chorley, Preston, South Ribble and West Lancashire.

 

We offer impartial advice and practical help including:

·         Handyperson & Minor Works Service.

·         Healthy Home Checks to improve home safety and security.

·         Advice and assistance with larger adaptations and home repairs.

·         Practical support to people returning home from hospital.

·         Finding trusted contractors and getting quotes for work.

·         Assistance with filling in forms and applying for financial help for adaptations and repairs.

·         Advice and support to help you make the right housing choices for your needs.

01772 204096

info@carerepair.org

Suite 4 Hamilton House, Leyland Business Park, Centurion Way, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 3GR

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www.carerepair.org

Community Rehabilitation Team


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Disability, Adults with a history of Falls over 18 and Living in Chorley, Chorley Residents who need Physiotherapy, Adults at risk of admission to hospital

Description

This team provides the following three services Falls Prevention (general referrals), Community Physio (GP Referrals only), and Rapid Assessment (which can only be referrals from health and social care professionals). Falls Prevention Service referrals should be made by visiting http://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Community-Rehab completing referral form and attaching this to referral. The referral will be declined if the referral form is not completed in full. The service provides a specialist service for adults who have fallen or who are at risk of falling. Patients are visited in their own home and a multifactorial assessment to check for environmental and other contributing falls risks is completed. People may be assessed by an Occupational Therapist and/or a Physiotherapist. We will discuss options for reducing risks of falls and agree a care plan for any on-going treatment or equipment. We also operate an open referral system through the Main Access Point for NHS community referrals 01772 777999. After receiving your referral we may ring the patient to triage the situation and either allocate directly to a therapist or place referral on our waiting list. We endeavour to see people according to need and within 8 weeks where possible.

01772 643106

therapy.services@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Community Therapy Team, Leyland House, Lancashire Business Park, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 6TY

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Home Improvement Agency


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Disability, Home Improvements Agency

Description

Chorley Council’s Home Improvement Agency (HIA), administers the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) service, working closely with partner agencies such as LCC, LCFT and local Registered Providers of social housing. We are also LCC’s delivery agent for the Integrated Home Improvement Service (IHIS) comprising various services such as Handyperson and Minor Adaptations. We also work in partnership with Citizens Advice to offer an energy switching support service. This is an appointment-based service offering bespoke switching advice and after-care, which is also based at Civic Offices on Union Street. Initial contact within 2 working days of referall

01257 515151

housing.repairs@chorley.gov.uk

Civic Offices, Union Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2AL

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www.chorley.gov.uk

Chorley VCFS


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Asylum Seekers / Refugees, Disability, Housing Advice, Mediation Community, Mental Health, Race Equality, Students

Description

CVCFSN are an infrastructure organization providing representation and services for the third sector of Chorley. We run a network of information between agencies and provide free support to groups and organisations.

07703 500247

35-39 Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2SW

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vcfsad@csr.cabnet.org.uk