We are delighted to be launching the third in our series of maps showing vital resources and sources of support for people experiencing poverty in Greater Manchester. GMPA’s third map shows the many providers of advice and information in Greater Manchester. It complements our Emergency Food Providers and Household items and repairs maps.
There are two different pins on this map, the orange star pins show accredited advisors such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, the Law Centres and Credit Unions; the smaller brown dot markers show the locations of the many other agencies, community centres, libraries etc where you can go to get help, information and guidance. Please check the providers website carefully for more information about any restrictions on whom they can assist (eg age range, location), their opening times and access requirements such as appointments, before contacting them or visiting their premises.
This is by far the busiest map we have produced. There are some locations with multiple pins where several agencies may work in the same building. Some pins may show information about more than one agency based at that location, but you can remove one layer of pins by simply unticking the list shown in the information box on the left-hand side of the page. You can also access the information about any of the providers by opening one of these lists and clicking on the name. To access a single pin where there is a cluster on the map, just enlarge the map scale and it should be possible to access the pin you want.
There are a few pins well outside Greater Manchester, eg London, Newcastle and Liverpool. These are for organisations that provide support either through a website or by phone but who don’t have a base in the region.
If you are looking for a very specific type of advice eg on immigration, for young people, for families with a member in prison etc then do please use the search facility provided in the red section of the left-hand information box. This will filter the information for you and show you which agencies may be able to provide the support you are seeking.
This map will continue to develop, but now you can help us to improve it. If we’ve missed a provider off or you are not happy with your entry on the map, then let us have all the necessary details by email. Please also let us know if you are shown on the map but you are no longer providing this type of service.
We hope that the map will be useful and look forward to hearing your feedback.