Help for people with ME/CFS in and around Stockport




Stockport ME Group Information Line

0345 519 4116

Or email smeg2244@yahoo.co.uk


This is a 24 hour voicemail service. A volunteer will respond to messages left within the next 2 working days. Please be aware that this is a voicemail service only, and that while volunteers regularly check for messages, no volunteer is able to answer a telephone call there and then. Please do leave a message and include your phone number.


The Stockport ME Group have recently changed the phone number. This should be included in your phone provider's contracted minutes and will not be an expensive phone call.


This is an information line number only. Volunteers responsible for dealing with queries will not be permitted to give advice. For Stockport ME Group members, if you have a specific query, numbers on page 2 of HERMES still apply.


Alternatively please email us at smeg2244@yahoo.co.uk with inquiries about membership, meetings and other requests for information. If you prefer a phone call please include within your email your phone number and the best time to reach you.


We are currently exploring the option of changing our phone number to an 0345 number which would be included within your monthly landline or mobile minutes.

Views in and around Stockport

Thanks to Stockport MBC for the images.

The Solidarity Drop-In

(benefits support).


The Solidarity Drop-in which was formerly located in the now closed Sir Joseph Whitworth Centre is now taking place in Disability Stockport's Centre for Independent Living, at 23 High Street, Stockport, SK1 1EG. It is on Mondays from 10 am to 4 pm.


They offer support with completion of applications for Personal Independence Payment and Employment and Support Allowance and information on social security sanctions. They can also help with referrals to the appropriate service in cases where advice, or representation in appeals is required.


High Street is on the route of the free Stockport Metroshuttle bus, service 300.


Anyone who is interested in volunteering to work with Solidarity Drop-in, is very welcome to drop in and chat to their team. They have two roles - reception, and support with forms and referrals. Training by an experienced professional in the field, is available for the latter role.


http://solidaritydropinstockport.webs.com/


Stockport CFS/ME Service


Information regarding Stockport CSF/ME service can be found here


Stockport ME group is on Facebook!


If you are on Facebook come and join the conversation.

Find us on:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/stockportmegroup/

or just search for Stockport ME Group.

You will be able to ask questions and chat with other members of the group.



Hope to see you there!









We have registered Stockport M.E. Group with Amazon Smile and this means if people use Amazon Smile instead of normal Amazon and select us as their charity of choice we get a little money for free whenever you buy stuff on Amazon.


It is pretty easy to register. If you have never used Amazon Smile then you will probably do most of it by clicking this link and then maybe ticking YES and then just remembering to use Amazon Smile rather than Amazon or download the Amazon Smile app and use that instead of the more or less identical Amazon one.


https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1067720-0


The more people who do this the better whether they are SMEG members, friends, family etc. Everything we raise does get re-invested in working with people with ME/CFS and their families in Stockport and the surrounding areas.


If you are already with Smile it is really easy to change your charity to Stockport ME Group. The slightly tricky thing is we wont come up in a search for "Stockport ME Group" either remove the ME or add "M.E." with the full stops and your sorted. Again you can click on the above link to do this.

Forthcoming Meetings



Friday 12th February 11am - (Zoom login available from about 10.30am)


How to avoid being scammed with Jane Hitchen from Natwest


Unfortunately, scams are an ever-present threat in the world we live in and scammers are becoming more and more sophisticated in the methods they use. This talk will look at how to spot scams, for example those received via post, online, telephone and on the doorstep and what to do if you think you have fallen victim to one. Jane will also have some information on current scams she is aware of. As well as a Q&A session during the meeting there will also be an opportunity to message Jane privately after the meeting with questions or concerns you may have. Please do join us for what we hope will be an interesting and useful meeting.


The speaker will start at 11am, but you will be able to login anytime after about 10.30am so please do join us then if you would like to have a chat and a catch up before the speaker starts.


Zoom Details


Topic: Stockport ME Group Feb 2021

Time: Feb 12, 2021 11:00 Greenwich Mean Time


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7771165459?pwd=c0orczZDbExHbzFKTjlkeUR5RndtQT09


Meeting ID: 777 116 5459

Passcode: smeg

One tap mobile

+442030512874,,7771165459#,,,,*071734# United Kingdom

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Dial by your location

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Meeting ID: 777 116 5459

Passcode: 071734

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kc7FwnyLP1



Friday 12th March


Tina Betts, Service Lead and Physiotherapist from the Stockport ME/CFS service

An update of the ME/CFS Service & a physiotherapist's overview of physical activity in relation to ME/CFS.


Friday 9th April


Meeting details to be confirmed