Gaddum – About us

For us, it’s personal – We treat everyone who needs our help as an individual with unique circumstances that need to be understood if we’re to truly help them solve their challenges.

At Gaddum, we treat everyone as individuals. We really get to know those we help, understanding their world to offer a range of support that’s right for them. Our promise of tailored support is made possible by our breadth and depth of knowledge, through our unwavering commitment to the local people of
Greater Manchester.

Our experience listening to generation after generation, for nearly 200 years, has taught us the importance of considering not just the individual but also the relationships around them. Our innovative approach means we are able to not only build resilience, but identify further risks and offer preventive support
now and in the future. At Gaddum, we believe that by supporting individuals, we ultimately help support entire communities.

Our aim is to empower and enhance the lives of people in Greater Manchester.

We currently work in five Greater Manchester authorities, Bury, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford and Stockport.

Click on our services from the menu to find out more about Gaddum.

Values

At Gaddum we are committed to providing a range of services that go the extra mile. All our work is underpinned by my values.

Supportive – we work in partnership with people who use our services, to provide support tailored to their specific needs.
Empowering – we empower people who use our services to develop their confidence and knowledge, with the opportunity to actively improve and sustain their wellbeing.
Professional – we provide confidential people-centred services delivered with accountability and integrity to the highest standards.
Innovative – we seek out creative ways of working to provide quality, sustainable services, responding positively to change and building upon our core strengths of listening, advising, supporting.
Diverse – we recognise and value diversity and the unique needs, experiences and qualities of the people both using and delivering our services.

Lynne Stafford - Chief Executive

Lynne joined Gaddum in 2014 as Chief Executive to be part of an organisation helping to support local people through difficult times in their lives.

David Carmicheal - Board of Trustees Chairman

Experienced public governor with NHS Senior Management Career and Gaddum Chairman.

Events and Training

We have an outstanding reputation for the events that we organise and the thorough training we offer in the field of social care.

Our History

Our history has reflected the changing needs of Manchester for almost 200 years and makes compelling reading.

Support our Work

Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte and Winston Churchill have all made donations or given help.