Assist is a registered charity based in Withington Methodist Church which has been running successfully since 1969, supporting older people in our local community of Withington and including parts of Fallowfield and Didsbury.
Many people are living longer and friends and relatives many not be close by.
Our main focus is reducing social isolation and loneliness among older people. This may involve some practical help but more importantly, we provide a welcoming place to visit and a friendly voice at the end of the phone. Our vision is of an integrated society that values the contribution of all its members, regardless of age, ability or background. Through encouraging volunteering and supporting our volunteers; we aim to empower people to make a difference in their local community.
Registered Charity Number 1062675
Affiliated to the Manchester Neighbourhood Care Groups Association, we are supported by Manchester City Council, Adactus, Southway Housing, Co op Community fund and individual donations. We charge a nominal amount for our services to help us with costs. Donations, however small, are always welcome. Please use the DONATE button at the top of the page if you would like to support our work.