Our Telephone Helpline Service

Who is it for?

People who live in Greater Manchester who are:

  • People with Learning Disabilities
  • Autistic People
  • Their Family Members and Carers

We want to support any of these people who might be affected by the current Coronavirus crisis, or who just need some short-term telephone support.

Launched on
1 June 2020

Call our helpline on
0161 532 4075

Who are we?

Respect For All Counselling is a long-established counselling service covering the whole of Greater Manchester, specifically for people with learning disabilities, autistic people, and their family members and carers.

Our counsellors will be running the helpline. Collectively, they have decades of experience in helping these clients.

When is help available?

The phone will be staffed 2 hours a day, with staggered opening times Mon-Sat. Please check here for the current hours.

The service is planned to run until at least the end of 2020, depending on demand and the current ongoing situation.

There is an answer phone available 24 hours a day. Please leave a message, and someone will call you back at a convenient time for you.

Tuesday: 4 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday: 6 pm - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 12 noon

Call our helpline on
0161 532 4075

What help is available?

Our trained counsellors will listen and advise every caller.

We can provide a follow up service for a limited time, for those who need more help than one phone call can provide.

We will arrange to ring you back at a time that suits you.

We can also refer onwards to other organisations who might be able to offer practical help.

Some Other Helpful Websites

Some other websites that might be helpful in navigating these tough times:

Beyond Words, which has put together a collection of free picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here to go to Beyond Words

Easy News, the first news magazine designed to be accessible for people with learning disabilities, aimed to encourage discussion around news stories and keep readers informed about the world around them.

Click here to read the Easy News Coronavirus Special Edition

How can I help?

Please can you help spread the word?

We'd like to reach as many relevant people and organisations as possible!
Please share this page, or download our flyer and send it to anyone you think we could help.



Call us on 0161 532 4070 or email us at counselling@respectforall.org.uk