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Life in the way of healthy living?

Be Well is here to help you find a way to live and feel well whatever twists and turns life brings. We can even help you get on top of work, housing, family and money worries. When you come to Be Well, you’ll be assessed by one of our trained coaches. They’ll talk to you about the help you need and the goals you want to achieve, and set you up with the most appropriate person in the team to get you to where you want to be.

Access:

Just ask your GP to put you in touch with us, or call us on 0161 470 7120.

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Address:

Zion Centre
339 Stretford Road
Manchester
M15 4ZY

Phone Number:

0161 470 7120

Be Well is for anyone who lives in Manchester, or whose GP surgery is based there. You’ll come to us if you speak to your GP and think that you could be helped by ongoing support in the community, rather than just by a medical approach.

When you come to Be Well, you’ll be assessed by one of our trained coaches. They’ll talk to you about the help you need and the goals you want to achieve, and set you up with the most appropriate person in the team to get you to where you want to be.

You’ll then have regular one-to-one sessions – either face-to-face or over the phone. Together with your worker, you will talk through any changes you would like to make in your life; and ways to keep you motivated along your journey.

Through coming to Be Well, you’ll feel motivated to make changes that stick and you’ll have learned some new ways of staying on the right track.

It might be that you have one particular issue that’s central to you. Because Be Well is a partnership of local organisations, we also have coaches who specialise in certain areas:

  • If your needs include issues with work – for instance if you need help to stay in work through physio or HR support, or you’re looking for a job – you’ll see a specialist coach with experience in that area.
  • If you need advice around welfare issues, housing, money management and so on, you’ll be able to access a telephone line run by Citizens’ Advice Manchester.

Our team are based all over Manchester in different places, so you can meet them at the doctors, in a community centre, or even a fire station.

Be Well is a partnership is made up of The Big Life group, Pathways, Citizens’ Advice Manchester, One Manchester, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and Southways and Northwards Housing.

In addition, nine organisations host our team, to make sure that they’re available in convenient community locations. These are: Barlow Moor Community Association; Benchill Community Centre; BHA For Equality; Ethnic Health Forum; the Gaddum Centre; Healthy Me Healthy Communities; Mind; Old Moat Learning Hub; and the Tree of Life Centre, Mustard Tree, Wai Yin Society, LGBT Foundation, Football Club United of Manchester.

The Big Life group are excited to announce the launch of the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund. We are currently accepting expressions of interest.

What is this fund?

The Manchester Social Prescribing Development Fund is funded by Manchester Health and Care Commissioning in partnership with Manchester City Council and is administered by the Big Life group. The fund aims to support new and established groups and organisations to build capacity and deliver projects to support a social prescribing offer to people over the age of 16 and upwards in Manchester. The fund will support clients in reducing social isolation, improving or help with managing their health and wellbeing.

What funding is available?

There are 3 levels of grant funding available:

  • Micro Grants (up to £1000)

  • Medium Grants

  • Exceptional Grants (capped at £20,000)

How to apply

You will first need to complete an Expression of Interest form before you can apply for the Manchester Social Prescribing Development Funding. We will use the information you provide in the Expression of Interest form to decide whether to invite you to submit a full application. Please download the form to your computer and complete it outside of a browser before emailing it to us.

Those invited to apply will need to demonstrate how they meet one or more of the following aims of the fund:

  • Enabling – working with community groups to quickly and easily scale up provision that is overused.
  • Responding to opportunities and gaps identified within our communities.
  • Connecting – reaching community groups not yet involved in the provision of support to clients of social prescribing services.
  • Targeting specific communities or communities of interest.
  • Building – adding value and strengthening a local infrastructure.

Downloads

Click here to download an Expression of Interest form.

Click here to download the Grant Funding Guidance.

Enquires

For further information, please email socialprescribing@thebiglifegroup.com.

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