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Hi, I’m Gaddum, a charity for advocacy, carers and therapy


Who we are

Hi, I’m Gaddum. I’m a charity offering advocacy, carer support and therapy services to Manchester. For nearly 200 years, I’ve been a voice for people struggling to have theirs heard, a shoulder to cry on for those shouldering a burden and a helping hand for anyone helping others to cope.

I believe supporting individuals has a ripple effect on the whole community, ultimately building better futures all round. Everyone’s circumstances are unique, but whatever situation you find yourself in, I’m here to listen.

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What I do


If there are legal or social decisions happening that could change things for you, you should be heard. Gaddum gives you a voice so you can be. By representing you as an individual, I’ll keep your rights, and what matters most to you, protected.

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Unwaged carers are often looking after loved ones simply because they care, but they have a tough job. Being a carer can be stressful and leave very little me time. I give help and support to those individuals helping and supporting others.

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Whatever you’re going through, talking can offer a way through it. My therapy services offer a safe space to do just that. Get the guidance you need, with access to a range of different services, from counselling to more specific sessions.

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What people say about me

I couldn't be more grateful, you supported me during the most difficult time of my life. You listened to my most intimate feelings, emotions and thoughts. I now feel more confident and excited about the future.

Bereavement client

I would like to thank your advocate for all their advice, help and support over two years. I will forever be grateful to her and your service.

Advocacy client

I hate forms, I feel sure I'm going to do it wrong and so fail. My support worker filled in the application for me like it was an ordinary thing to do.


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