Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cheshire Support Group
Address: Ashton House, 1a Gatefield St, Crewe CW1 2JP
Phone: 01606 738137. National helpline 9am – 9pm 0844 561 6855
Contact Name: Ed Elcock
Office Hours: Meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month, phone first for times and venue.
Phone Hours: Phone number is home number so evening call best.
Comment: Self-help group for people who have been bereaved by suicide. Has a resource library and is able to loan books to members. This group is connected with the national organisation in Hull.
SANDS (Still Birth & Neonatal Death Society) – Stockport Branch
Address: 158 Petersburg Road, Stockport, SK3 9RB
Phone: 0161 480 9265 Stockport branch, 0207 436 5881 National Helpline (Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm)
Contact Name: Ann Kay
Office Hours: Stockport: Answerphone is in the day. Calls will be returned in the evening. Helpline Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Comment: Group meetings to offer mutual support and understanding to people affected by still births and neonatal bereavement. Newsletter and leaflets published by Head Office.
Address: 53 North Street, Bristol BS3 1EN
Phone: Helpline 08451 232 304
Phone Hours: Helpline open daily, 10.00am -4.00pm & 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Comment: An international organisation of bereaved parents offering friendship and understanding to other bereaved parents. Contact is maintained by telephone calls, letters and personal visits.The Helpline is always answered by a bereaved parent who is there to listen when you need someone to talk to. They can also put you in touch with your nearest local contact.
Job Center Plus (formerly called Benefits Agency)
Address: Department of Work and Pensions, Social Security, Heron House, Wellington Street, Stockport, SK1 3BE
Phone: 0161 429 2000 General Benefit Enquiries 0845 608 8526, Social Fund Applications 0800 032 8341
Minicom: 0161 480 2479
Contact Name: Reception Team Leader 0161 429 2216
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Wednesday: 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Comment: Able to advise people on what benefits they can claim and chase up claim