Breakthrough UK - Community Connecting

We support disabled people in Manchester to find and take part in activities in their local community.

We can support you if you live in Manchester and have a learning difficulty or consider yourself disabled.

What we will do:

  • A Community Connector will support you for 16 weeks to become involved in your local area
  • We will work with you to find out what your are interested in
  • Support you to become more involved in local groups and activities and become more independent
  • Be understanding
  • Give you the support that you want
  • Tell you about other groups and organisations who can help too
  • Provide the opportunity to join other Breakthrough services afterwards

We can support you to find activities by:

  • Doing an action plan - where you decide what activities you would like to do, what you enjoy and on which day, and what time would suit you
  • We support you to find the activities that are right for you

We can assist with:

  • Travel training
  • Introduce you to an Activity Mentor to accompany you for the first few weeks, for you to become confident at the activity
  • Find the activities that you would like to do
  • Invite you to group meetings with other Breakthrough clients
  • Contact activities and agencies on your behalf
  • Help connect you to organisations that can support you with everyday things that may be stopping you from attending activities

Once you have chosen an activity we can support you in:

  • Getting there (route training)
  • Starting your first day
  • Talking through any questions you might have

And then:

  • Regular visits/telephone calls to you until you are settled in your activity
  • Contact and support with any issues connected to the activity

Who to contact

Contact Name
Roger Goodwin
Contact Position
Operational Services Manager
0161 234 3950 0161 234 3950
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Where to go

Breakthrough UK
Kevin Hyett Suite
Abraham Moss Centre
M8 5UF
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Referral not required
Referral Details

For some of our Community Connecting you can refer yourself or someone else. 

In Central and South Manchester we take referrals from Socail WOrkers and Care Managers from the Learning Disability Team  as a prioirty. 

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