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Give & Take Care

Give & Take Care (G&TC) is a time-banking scheme with the ambition to become embedded in society long-term G&TC is made up of CareGivers and CareReceivers, both of which are called Partners

G&TC delivers volunteer befriending support through organisations like HMR Circle, encouraging one-to-one support visits which can become long-term, meaningful relationships. We believe this will improve the quality of care for many older aduits by increasing connections with others and providing additional support with day-to-day activities.

The scheme is also available to people in existing family care arrangements, enabling family carers to bank some caring time for their own futures.

Lock 50 Business Centre, Oldham Road, Rochdale, OL16 5RD
Umbrella org:
Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale Circle
Contact name:
Kim Ho
Job title:
Rochdale Locality Co-ordinator
01706 751165
How to apply:
Please telephone or visit website in first instance.

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Befriending services offer supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people with mental health problems who would otherwise be socially isolated.
Someone who looks after another, either as a job or often through family responsibilities
Help, support and guidance for people who are wanting to reach out for extra support within the community.
1.Freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone); hand over to. 2.Bestow (love, affection, or other emotional support).
Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social or economic strength of individuals and communities. It often involves the empowered developing confidence in their own capacities.
1.Freely offer to do something. 2.Offer (help) in such a way. 3.Say or suggest something without being asked. 4.Work for an organization without being paid. 5.Commit (someone) to a particular undertaking, typically without consulting them.