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  • Emotional support
  • THRIVE
  • Home visits for older carers
  • Carers breaks and lunches

 

Services
THRIVE

What THRIVE is about!

 

 Thrive exists to provide support to older parent carers.

 Helping you and your loved ones THRIVE right now and into the future, in the way that you choose.

 

 

THRIVE
Our Mission

Talbot House exists to improve the quality of life for the parent carers

of people with learning disabilities. Our parents receive help and support in a safe, friendly environment, to laugh or cry,

identify with, and support each other. Sharing personal experiences with honesty and acceptance. Click HERE to find out more.

Our Mission
Thank you!

Sincere thanks to everyone who has made a donation to Talbot House.  Your generosity is enabling us to provide support services to parent carers of children with learning disabilities from advice and guidance to pamper sessions that make parent carers feel as special as we know they are!  Your donations are essential in helping us to keep doing what we do best.

 

 

 

Thank you!

Welcome to Talbot House

 

Important Information

 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Talbot House Support Centre building will be closed until further notice. However, we will continue to provide our support service from our homes via phone, email etc. This will continue until further notice.

If you would like to book an appointment please call us on;

0161 203 4095

Or email us at;

admin@talbot-house.org.uk

 

 

Latest News

 

For the latest news and information please check out our Facebook and Twitter pages;

Facebook                  Twitter

 

 

Fundraising Support

 

The Coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on the charity fundraising events we would normally hold at our Talbot House Support Centre building. Whilst we work from home to provide our service users with the essential support they need, we are no longer able to raise these much need funds. So we ask if possible for you to make a donation to us to help us through this difficult period.  We understand these are difficult times for many of us so any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

You can donate to us using our Virgin Money Giving website below;

Talbot House - Virgin Money Giving Donation website

Alternatively, you can make a donation via BACS. Our Bank account detail are as follows;

The Co-operative Bank

Account Number – 65391602

Sort Code – 089299

Account name – Talbot House Support Centre

 

For further information please email admin@talbot-house.org.uk or visit our donation page  

 

Our Service

 

Talbot House supports parents and carers of people who have learning disabilities in Manchester. We are a one stop shop where carers can pop in for a cup of tea and a chat with others in the same boat.  We also offer additional services such as:

  • One to one support
  • Information about money and benefits
  • Training for carers
  • Carer's lunches
  • Day trips out
  • Pampering treatments - nail bar, massage and beauty treatments
  • THRIVE - this is our special project for older carers where we assist carers to make plans for the future
  • and much more...

We are here to improve the quality of life for parent carers of people with learning disabilities.

People can laugh, cry, identify and support each other here through the sharing of personal experiences and they always leave feeling better than when they came in!

Call us or pop into the centre you will always be made welcome and our tea is second to none!

We are open from 10:00am - 3:00pm Monday to Friday

Please click on our video to find out more about what we do  video

 

 

COVID-19 Freephone Helpline

 

If you know someone who needs support with food, medicines, or fuel bills, please share the Freephone number 0800 234 6123 and email address: COVIDSupport@manchester.gov.uk

If you need support with council tax, business rates or bins, visit manchester.gov.uk/coronavirus

 


 

Other News;

 

 
Life as a Parent Carer During Lockdown

 

The story told by our very own Bernie Wood, highlighting the some struggles many of our parent carers are facing. Please take a look.


https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2020-04-20/life-as-a-parent-carer-during-lockdown/

  


 

Manchester International Women's Festival


In the year of 2019 International Women’s Day was celebrated including 16 Strong Manchester Women and guess who is one of them? Yes yours truly Bernie Wood and I am so excited to be chosen.

 

Check out my blog to find out more:

Bernie's Blog - Strong Women 2019

 


Strong Manchester Women Podcast

  

Bernie was also invited on the Strong Manchester Women podcast. Bernie talks passionately about,

  • the reality of giving birth to a disabled child in the 1970’s
  • what life’s really like as a parent carer
  • using humour as a way to keep going
  • the importance of staying healthy in order to be able to help others
  • writing to the government to instigate change
  • the human-side of caring for a disabled child
  • hitting rock bottom and picking herself back up
  • visiting Buckingham Palace and what winning awards really mean to her 

Further information relating to the Podcast can be found below.

Episode 7- Bernie Wood - Strong Manchester Women Podcast

 

Trigger Warning – in this episode we discuss some sensitive issues, including suicide. So, if you think that this episode could affect your mental health, then please do skip it.

This can been also be listened to on the below podcast services:

Apple Podcasts / Google Podcasts / Spotify

 

WE ARE #STRONGMCRWOMEN

 

 

 

Even small donations make a big difference to families and carers of people with learning disabilities.

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    talbothousemcr: RT @DimensionsUK: To better understand how the coronavirus has affected people with learning disabilities and/or autism. We're running a sh…

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    talbothousemcr: Well done Bev ❤️ keep up the brilliant work you do not just for Nathan but for others aswel x https://t.co/3L1nDhrzKY

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    talbothousemcr: RT @AnnaYoussefITV: Life as a parent carer in lockdown. Thank you to Bernie and Geoffrey for sharing their story with me. @talbothousemcr @…

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    talbothousemcr: @AnnaYoussefITV @mencap_charity Thank you so much for highlighting the struggle our parent carers face every day.

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    talbothousemcr: Please take a moment to watch this moving video highlighting the struggle parent carers are facing in this current… https://t.co/qc6vEmSc34

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    talbothousemcr: RT @FTCT: Great to meet the team @talbothousemcr today. A wonderful charity supporting parents & carers of people with learning disabilitie…

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    talbothousemcr: RT @coopuk: @talbothousemcr Congratulations on receiving your donation from Co-op’s Local Community Fund! We can’t wait to hear how this mo…

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    talbothousemcr: Talbot House staff are now working from home. You can still call the office on 01612034095 and you will be connecte… https://t.co/IIZyxxuAY0

  • 22/10/2019 - 11:38

    talbothousemcr: RT @OMVCS: The "First 1,000 Days" Fund is live! 😀😀 All the application materials are on Macc's website. Remember you need to be funded by…

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    talbothousemcr: @tupmayorsoffice Hi i have only just seen this as i have had no access to the twitter account for some time, i thin… https://t.co/JXumdjwJqS

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    talbothousemcr: RT @debbie_winfield: @talbothousemcr I’ve been supported by the fabulous ladies at Talbot house for just over a decade. From helping me lea…

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    talbothousemcr: RT @debbie_winfield: @talbothousemcr These people have lives too yet they work tirelessly for people in not just the local community but th…

  • 22/10/2019 - 11:33

    talbothousemcr: RT @SilentVic: Spent an hour chatting to this inspiring human this morning. What a force of nature and what a passion. Bernie Woods, Mana…

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    talbothousemcr: RT @McrCALDS: It was great to be joined by @talbothousemcr and @firstmcr at our Carers Day event. #CarersWeek @mcrlco https://t.co/VraGNP9P

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    talbothousemcr: RT @OMVCS: Onto the second round of discussions about the application process & requirements. We have people from: @waiyincws , Whaley Rang…

  • 22/10/2019 - 11:30

    talbothousemcr: RT @MicMediauk: SO looking forward to releasing this episode of Strong Manchester Women tomorrow It's a funny & touching talk with Bernie…

  • 22/10/2019 - 11:23

    talbothousemcr: What a wonderful night our staff and volunteers had on Thursday for this performance of Cinderella. We are so grate… https://t.co/IZkvZ6FkYA

  • 22/10/2019 - 11:21

    talbothousemcr: RT @ENBallet: For our #ENB70 celebrations in Manchester, we invited staff & volunteers of @talbothousemcr, @LifeshareUK, @MustardTreeMCR, @…

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