Support Services

We have put together a list of support services within Manchester you can download here


Skills for Life

Skills for Life aim to promote a universal language and opportunities for all children & young people to develop their skills and grow up happy, healthy, safe and successfull.

Smart Works

Smart Works support women aged 16 years and upwards, from across all Greater Manchester boroughs and the wider North West and from a range of different backgrounds and age groups, into employment by providing coaching so they feel more confident and start believing in their own ability to succeed.

They also provide high-quality interview-appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories (theirs to keep) to wear for their job interview and high-quality work-appropriate clothing, shoes and accessories when they get the job.


Catch-22 is an employability support service offering advice and guidance to unemployed people throughout the Greater Manchester area including people who may have barriers to get into work. Working with individuals 16 years and above, we support a vast range of individuals in this community-based programme. Creating a bespoke career plan and access to apply for training funds means career options are endless on this programme.

Our Pass

Free bus travel for all 16 - 18 year-olds

Young Manchester

Young Manchester is a charity that strives to improve opportunities for all children and young people across Manchester

Career Connect

Manchester Connect is the local service providing information, advice, guidance and support for young people. The service works across the City of Manchester supporting young people aged 16 - 18 to make informed choices about education, employment and training. They also support young people with an Education, Health and Care plan and care leavers up to the age of 25. 

42nd Street

42nd Street supports young people aged 11-25 years with their emotional wellbeing and mental health, promoting choice and creativity.

Brook Manchester

Brook Manchester operates a free and confidential service for under 19s, offering sexual health screening, contraception, pregnancy testing, free condoms and advice, along with a self-referral counselling service.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is a life saving and life enhancing organisation that helps LGBT+ young people empower themselves, to make a positive change for themselves, and their communities. We do this through youth groups, coordinating national and regional LGBT+ youth work networks, managing the LGBT+ Centre for Manchester, delivering of training, running events and campaigns, undertaking research and creating resources.

Manchester Mind

Manchester Mind have been supporting better mental health for all in Manchester for thirty years.

Wai Yin

Wai Yin Society has been supporting, empowering and working in partnership with Chinese individuals and families since 1988, when we were founded by a group of community-minded Chinese women. Since then, Wai Yin has become one of the largest BME community centres in the UK, sustaining its operations through commissions and contracts with mainstream organisations.


Shelter Greater Manchester offers free advice and support to anyone who is homeless, in housing need or who has a housing related problem.

We operate across Greater Manchester with services in our main office on Samuel Ogden Street and in numerous access points across the City. We also deliver services in Rochdale, Trafford, Stockport and Tameside.

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust Fusion is an organisation for young BAME (Black, Asian and minoritised ethnicities) aged 13 -21 and is somewhere to meet new people, get support, socialise and talk about stuff that's important.

Greater Manchester Dyslexia Centre

A small team of fully qualified SpLD assessors and tutors, who offer advice, screenings and diagnostic assessments for all people who seek an answer to their learning difficulties.

Debt Advice - One Manchester

One Manchester can help with Debt and benefits advice.

The CEDE Foundation

Making positive changes to people at the margins of society through delivery in , employment & skills, health & wellbeing, social inclusion, active citizenship, recycling & regeneration, arts & heritage.