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accessing Gaddum services-April 2020.

During the Coronavirus Pandemic, here is information about our services for our clients, partners and the community.

We are continuing to offer advocacy, carers support and therapy services across Greater Manchester. All our buildings are now closed in line with Government Guidance, and all our teams are all currently based off site, and are social distancing.

For the foreseeable future following Government advice, we are working under the following measures:

  • All of our services are now being provided remotely, but still working closely with clients in the best way to support them. This may be over the phone, through email exchanges and texts, or face-to-face through video calling.  We will support any client who maybe struggling due to the impact of Covid19, accessing local and national resources and services as appropriate.
  • All group activities and sessions until further notice, but we are exploring ways to run groups using online services.
  • Our volunteers are working remotely to support carers in Bury and Salford with telephone support.
  • We are accepting referrals to all our services and re-referrals. New referrals can be emailed to us securely by password protected document, or given over the phone. Please do not post referrals to us. Referral forms can be found on our website.

Information about our services is subject to change – Please contact us directly or follow our social media channels for the latest information.

Our telephone number is unchanged; 0161 834 6069. (option 1; advocacy, option 2; carers support; option 3, therapy services).

Our opening hours are still 9am-5.30pm, Monday-Friday. Our email address is and website is

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Yours, Gaddum.

Young Carers Day-Thursday 30 January

Young Carers Awareness Day raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for greater support for them and is an annual event which takes place across the UK.

Gaddum, a charity who supports the delivery of carers services in Bury, Manchester and Salford are co-ordinating and supporting over events locally for young carers.

Thousands of young people help to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. If you are under 18 and you help to look after someone you may be a young carer. A carer is anyone who cares, unwaged for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Highlights across Greater Manchester include:

  • A Manchester-wide launch of ‘young carers, know your rights’. A multi partnership project led by Manchester young carers which gives practical advice and support. Click HERE to access the resource.
  • School, college and university assemblies in Bury, Manchester and Salford.
  • Young Carers Celebration event at our new Salford venue at Kings Court.

2019 round up

Gaddum has had a busy year supporting the community of Greater Manchester for advocacy, carers and therapy services.

It was decided that a little snapshot of the year video would be nice to share with you, our wonderful clients and supporters.

View our short clip HERE.

Salford is moving

Gaddum’s Salford Carers Service has a new home!

Gaddum Salford carers service moved offices in December to a new location.

Salford Carers Service has been supporting carers locally since 2001 offering a comprehensive range of support, tailored to individual carer’s needs.

If you look after someone who has mental health issues, physical disability, long term illness, learning disability, drug or alcohol issues, dementia or frailty due to old age, we are here to support you.

‘Gaddum are incredibly grateful to the staff, trustees and the number of wonderful services who also based at Langworthy Cornerstone which has been our services home. Our new venue at Kings Court, 34 St George’s Way, M6 6SU will mean that we can offer more activities and groups for unwaged carers in the city. We are excited about this next part of our Gaddum journey.’

Lynne Stafford, Chief Executive, Gaddum

Can you help donate items to help our team settle into their new place? Click here for our wish list…

Statement re Michael Oglesby CBE DL

It is with sadness to hear the news that Michael Oglesby CBE DL has died.

Please read the statement from Gaddum: Michael Oglesby CBE DL.

Investing in People

Greater Manchester charity, Gaddum is pleased to announce that they have received Investors in People accreditation (IIP).

Gaddum is one of the leading voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisation for advocacy, carers and therapy services and expertise across Greater Manchester and beyond; by empowering people and enhancing lives through providing high quality, person centred services, and responding to individual needs.

Investors in People is the most successful framework for business improvement through people in the UK. By achieving their accreditation, Gaddum joins an exclusive group of UK employers eligible to use and display the sought-after Investors in People logo and plaque.

This standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. With a community of 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success.

Lynne Stafford, Chief Executive, Gaddum comments;

‘‘It is wonderful news that Gaddum has been accredited with Investors in People. As a health and wellbeing charity, it is essential that we aim for continual improvement of our colleagues and the wider community. This is an exciting time for our charity and a huge achievement for our team”  

Jo Lever, Investors in People Specialist, said:

“We are very pleased for Gaddum who have achieved the Investors in People accreditation, which recognises good performance achieved through integrated people practices. Through effective leadership, Lynne and her Senior Management Team have created an open and collaborative environment for people and are continually seeking to improve on their current practises. They should be proud of their achievement.”

That’s TV

Take a look at our interview on That’s TV Manchester! This was to promote our the work of Manchester Carers Network.


ITV- Ross Kemp Living with series, episode 2-young carers

Greater Manchester charity, Gaddum is pleased to announce that their work with young carers in Salford (Greater Manchester) was shared to millions of viewers on ITV at 7.30pm this Thursday 1 August as part of a new series, Ross Kemp-Living with…

Ross Kemp-Living with…. Is a brand new four-part series on ITV, STV and UTV, in which he travels across the country to meet people living with some of the biggest issues affecting Britain today, including immersing himself in situations to gain a firsthand taste of the difficulties they face and highlight what is really going on, often unnoticed, under the nose of mainstream society. The second episode of this series is about the hidden crisis of young carers. It’s
believed that as many as 800,000 people under the age of 18 care for sick parents or siblings: one in 20 children in Britain.

To find out full information, please download our press release here: FINAL PRESS RELEASE Ross Kemp, Gaddum 2019

Mood/Music project

We are delighted to announce a project in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University and Gaddum. Click here for more information

Did you know you can shop and support Gaddum?


Other news….

There is always something we are developing at Gaddum. Here is our latest update:

LGBT carers-be heard!

Manchester Carers Network, a group of 21 voluntary organisations who provide information, advice and support to carers, is working with LGBT Foundation, who deliver support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, with an aim of understanding the views of LGBT carers and learning how they can help improve access to services, support and information that is relevant and beneficial to them as a carer’

A carer is anyone who cares, unwaged, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Together we are looking for views from LGBT carers or services providing support across Manchester. They want you to tell them if you think anything extra is needed for LGBT Carers besides what is currently offered by existing health, social care and LGBT services.

For further information, email Sam Palmer  or visit

For PR/Media enquiries, please contact Charlotte Brown, PR & Comms Lead. 

For general information, please contact Gaddum on 0161 834 6069 or by emailing here.

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