Getting Help, Rochdale

Gaddum is a part of the Thinking Ahead pathway in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

We offer a service called Getting Help, which provides holistic support to help clients overcome barriers in meeting health and social care needs which are impacting on their wellbeing and mental health. The team aims to collaborate with clients to:

  • Address unmet health and social care needs
  • Build resilience
  • Enhance independence

We offer support to individuals whose low mood/anxiety is primarily being caused by any of the following:

  • Debt/finances
  • Loneliness/isolation
  • Homelessness, housing or living situation
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Role as carer

We work with five partner organisations, to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our clients. Our partners all have established links within the community and provide support tailored to their service users. These are:

  • Petrus: Housing, benefits, homelessness, PIP advice groups, as well as providing access to showers, means and washing facilities.
  • Rochdale Connections Trust: Domestic Violence.
  • Rochdale Women’s Welfare Association: Classes, advice, groups and domestic violence support for the BAME community.
  • Recovery Republic: Holistic support for substance misuse, courses, groups, debt and benefits advice.
  • The Proud Trust: Support and groups for the LGBTQ+ community.

We work with clients to co-create support plans which allow them to meet their short and long term goals, and address any barriers which may be preventing them from addressing their unmet health and social care needs. This is done through 1-1 contact with an assigned key worker, where the client may be signposted onto other services, community organisations or groups. The support sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual, where contacts can be in person or over the telephone; and weekly or spread out over a longer period of time. Usually our intervention lasts about 6 contacts, but we will work with the individual to create a support plan which will aid them beyond our involvement.

We accept referrals. As Getting Help is a part of the Thinking Ahead partnerships, referrals can be made into the central Thinking Ahead Referral Hub, and will be allocated to the most suitable part of the pathway this could be Getting Help, or onto the mental health pathway provided by Big Life or Pennine Care). After referral, the person referred will be contacted for assessment.

Service telephone number: 01706 751180

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