“Kept me going in a difficult time.
The support is ongoing, you're still there for us.”
ICCM has been supporting the Irish Community in Manchester for over 30 years. We provide a whole range of support services to help people most in need, including the elderly and those who are isolated and lonely.
We support our community in many ways. We have been providing weekly lunch groups for people to come together, have lunch and see friends. Our free and confidential advice and information service are offered in a friendly, supportive and non-judgmental manner covering all the main welfare benefits including Personal Independent Payment, Employment Support Allowance, Housing and Council Tax benefit as well as general housing, rehousing issues and debt problems.
We have recently extended our services offer for people with a multitude of needs such as alcohol use, physical and mental health issues, and discharge from hospital to name a few. We are a small team with aspirations to grow our staff team to help even more people in need.
Find out more about ICCM here.
Irish Community Care is based in Liverpool and delivers services across the North West. Our mission is to ensure well informed empowered and vibrant Irish communities.
We are a leading participant in the provision of support, information & guidance to ensure our communities stay safe, well and connected and achieve their goals and ambitions. We have been proudly supporting Irish Communities for over 50 years.
ICC is a passionate and dynamic organisation and is always there to help. This was highlighted by the immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis. Irish Community Care set up CARA Irish Communities Together through COVID-19 bringing organisations together from across the North West of England to deliver a dedicated COVID-19 response service. CARA (meaning ‘friend’ in Irish) is providing a vital helping hand and listening ear to people who are particularly vulnerable during the pandemic i.e. those who are self-isolating, older, in poor physical or mental health; managing caring responsibilities and job loss, living alone far from family and friends.
Find out more about ICC here.
In our 25th year in 2021, LIHH provides support to the community with an explicit cultural as well as a social mission. Under our ethos of Care, Culture and Community we respond to the needs of our most vulnerable to help them regain and retain their independence through services that heal, inspire, engage, celebrate and enable them to thrive.
As a result of the pandemic, we have adapted significantly. We have stepped up our social and cultural activities as many of our clients were isolated in their homes. We organised volunteers to bring our clients “craic packs” of supplies and good humour, at the same time arranging online activities promoting cultural and social inclusion, broadcasts of music and poetry on local radio, social media cookery and exercise shows which have proved a lifeline to many.
Whilst many services have closed we have remained active by providing doorstep visiting, phone befriending, medication and food runs. It’s what we have always done.
Find out more about LIHH here.