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Activities at Partington Library & Wellbeing Centre, Central Road M31 4FY  

Tel:  0161 775 1912

NOTE: if you would like to join in any of the activities, but feel a bit shy, just pop in or give us a ring and one of our friendly volunteers will meet you and introduce you.

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Bluesci 1-2-1 Support
Bluesci support people through the 5 Ways to Wellbeing: Connect; Be Active; Take Notice; Give; and Learn. These five aspects of life are encouraged through the activities and services running at the Wellbeing Centre.

Additionally Bluesci offer individual support for people who may be experiencing emotional or psychological distress in their lives. We offer support to help you find ways of building your confidence and to improve and maintain your wellbeing.

If you are over 18, a Trafford resident and want to use the service then you can pop in to make an appointment,  ring us on 0161 912 2177 or send us a message via this website contact us.

Foodbank Vouchers

Staff and volunteers here at Partington LWC can issue foodbank vouchers, which can be taken to local foodbanks and be exchanged for a parcel containing a minimum of three days’ nutritionally balanced food.

Foodbank vouchers are issued with appropriate discretion and staff and volunteers can discuss further support available.

Vouchers can be issued at any time during normal opening hours (9-5, Mon-Fri) Contact Sue on 0161 775 1912

Activities you can attend without booking – just come along

Day Time Activity
Monday 9.30am-12.00pm Sewing Group (craft sewing) Facilitator Patricia no experience needed limited number of sewing machines but you are welcome to bring your own if you have one.
Monday 12.30pm-4pm Sewing Group (dressmaking) Facilitator Jackie All abilities learn how to use patterns and sew garments.
Monday 12.30pm onwards Knit and Natter all abilities from beginners to expert welcome
Monday 1.00pm-3.00pm Get Connected Computer Club –  1-1 support for anyone who would like to learn basic computer skills setting up email surfing the net. Drop in to room 3 1st floor.
Tuesday 10.00 -12.00 noon Partington Library Garden Group National Trust are looking for volunteers to help transform the Partington Library & Wellbeing Centre Garden. If you love being outdoors want to make friends and learn new skills come and join us! A National Trust gardener  from Dunham Massey will lead the session every week. For more information Email: alex.bond@nationaltrust.org.uk  Phone: 07771 342 184
Tuesday 10.30-11.30am Rhyme Time A fun and interactive session for children and parents/ carers boosts speech and language development and encourages social interaction.
Tuesday 1.00-3.00pm Free H.I.P (help in Partington) Drop in help with benefits housing debt advice neighbourhood policing and more.
Tuesday 1.00pm-3.00pm Get Connected Work Club – Careers guidance training job searching 1-1 support for anyone who would like to learn basic computer skills government gateway universal credit setting up email writing CV’s surfing the net. Drop in to room 3 1st floor.
Thursday 10.00-12.00pm Womens Arts and Crafts Group various activities no experience needed
Thursday 12.30pm -3.00pm Pride of Partington Womens Group The group provides a safe space for all women to come along and talk about the issues that impact on their daily lives. They will gain support  from others to be empowered and become self-reliant and resilient.  support services drop in to share information about who they are training courses and how they may be able to help you your family and your community. For more information telephone 0161 775 1912
Friday 10.00-12.00pm painting group all abilities acrylics and watercolours.
Friday 12.30md-2.00pm Drop in Achieve Recovery group Room 1.

Courses and Activities you have to book in advance

Day Time Activity
Monday 10.00am-1.00pm Trafford Welfare Rights To book an appointment please contact the Advice Line on : 0162 912 2735 (fortnightly)
Tuesday 1.00pm-3.00pm Trafford College English course level 1and 2 please tel 0161 886 7443 or email www.trafford.ac.uk for more details.
Wednesday 11.00am-5.00pm Complimentary Therapy with Rebekah Reflexology remedial massage Reiki and Indian head massage To book ring 07443419055 please note there is a charge for this service £7.50 (benefits) £10 (waged) for 30 minutes or £15 (benefits) £20 (waged) for 1 hour.
Thursday 1.00pm-3.00pm Trafford College Maths course level 1and 2 please tel: 0161 886 7443 or email: www.trafford.ac.uk for more details.
Friday 9.00am-4.00pm Citizens Advice Trafford Appointment only please telephone: 03444 899622 to book or email: www.traffordcab.org.uk

Courses and Activities Coming Up

Day Time Activity
Mondays and Wednesdays 01:00pm – 3:00pm  Inner strength programme NHS commissioned programme  – referrals from agencies working in the community for more information please call 0161 775 1912
TBC TBC Nature Tots fun and interactive play sessions learning about sewing and growing food. Dates to be confirmed
TBC TBC Games and Lego group – parents and children working together to build and play. Dates to be confirmed


Courses (free)

Day Date and Time Activity
Recovery Academy 7th 14th 21st & 28th  June 2019 10.00am – 12.30pm Empowered Conversations

To book on a course click here


Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery Academy provides a range of free educational courses and resources co-written and co-delivered by both professionals and people who themselves have experienced mental health or substance misuse problems. All the courses focus on supporting people with their recovery and promote good health and wellbeing.

Who can attend?

  • Anyone who is experiencing mental health or substance misuse problems including their supporters (family, friends and loved ones)
  • GMMH staff, volunteers, students on placement and health care professionals

For information about courses run by the Recovery Academy: https://www.gmw.nhs.uk/recovery-prospectus