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Outreach a fourni avec succès une gamme de services aidant les adultes ayant des troubles d'apprentissage et / ou des besoins de santé mentale à long terme à vivre une vie indépendante. Notre objectif est de fournir un soutien centré sur la personne aux personnes vivant soit chez elles, soit dans nos services résidentiels.

Outreach a été formé en 1978 après qu'un groupe de parents qui avaient des enfants ayant des troubles d'apprentissage, issus de la communauté juive, voulaient une vie plus indépendante et un soutien au sein de la communauté pour leurs enfants.

Soutien à la vie Nous avons développé une gamme de services comprenant un soutien intensif pour les personnes ayant des comportements difficiles, un double diagnostic, des services spécifiques à l'autisme, des services pour les personnes ayant des besoins physiques et sensoriels supplémentaires et un service de logement assisté pour les personnes plus indépendantes.

Nous travaillons en étroite collaboration avec les familles, les soignants et d'autres parties prenantes pour fournir des services coordonnés aux individus. Il y a un niveau élevé de participation active des utilisateurs de services avec des forums réguliers pour les utilisateurs de services ayant des troubles d'apprentissage. Nous soutenons actuellement un certain nombre de personnes vivant dans la région de Prestwich ainsi qu'à Manchester, Bury et Salford.


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Peter Elton

Chair of the board of Trustees



I became involved in Outreach as my cousin, Elaine, became a service user.  Unfortunately, she died a few years ago but I have been pleased to continue my involvement at Outreach

My health service work has involved developing policies for people with learning disability and mental illness.  I hope that combining this with my personal experience has been valuable to Outreach.

I am clinical director of the Greater Manchester and Eastern Cheshire Strategic Clinical Network which brings clinician together to improve policies and pathways for clinical work.  Previously I was in public health.

I have been a member of JCVI (Joint Committee for vaccination and Immunisation) from 2013-9 which has given me insights into decisions on COVID.  I led the North-west Offender Health Team from around the turn of the century for over ten years of which a major part was improving mental health services for offenders inside and outside prisons. Other interests have been tackling smoking, drug use and research.

As director of public health in Bury I was involved in piloting flu vaccination in children which was later rolled out to the rest of the country; as the public health advisor to the stroke network, I was involved in setting up the redesign which enabled more patients to receive treatment to dissolve clots that were causing their strokes; as a Greater Manchester public health lead, I helped set up the Greater Manchester aortic aneurysm screening programme.

It has been a privilege to be involved with Outreach for so many years.  I have been proud the way the Outreach has always put service users as its focus to enable users to be a part of the community.






Barbara Pearlman

Outreach Trustee


Hello, my name is Barbara Pearlman, I have four children and eight grandchildren.

I am a Trustee of Outreach, having previously been on the Management and Executive for a number of years.

I have undertaken voluntary work for many years, for NW Charitable organisations and Hospitals; and as a Citizen’s Advice Bureau advisor.  I was a Local Authority (LA) Social Worker, Children’s Services, latterly managing its Fostering Service. 

Since retirement, I have undertaken (voluntary) SW Consultancy and am on the Patient Representative Panel, Salford Royal Hospital, Dept. of Immunology.

Career highlights include taking a lead in professionalising a NW LA’s Fostering Service; and driving it forward to become one of the highest rated fostering services in UK; achieving Master’s Degree in my 40s!

Credentials include: 

  • MSc., CQSW;

  • ILM accredited Manager (L4);                                                

  • 30 years social work experience in both Hospital and LA Children’s Services;                  

  • Manager LA Fostering Service (15 yrs+);

  • Vice Chair/Social Work Advisor to LA Fostering Panel; 

  • LA Counter Signatory for DBS;                                                                            

  • Considerable experience of autism re youngest son, also advocating on behalf of other families.


Outreach was already known to me, as they were caring for a close family member long term.  They have since supported my son through his College years.  I feel proud of Outreach’s achievements over the years, privileged to be part of an incredible Charity and of the way in which they support, so ably, our vulnerable adults to lead as fulfilling a life as possible, within their own Community. I particularly enjoy undertaking House Inspections, spending time with service users and gaining their invaluable perspectives.  


Ivor Silver

Outreach Trustee and Hon sec


Currently retired after business career spanning many years, I am also one of the founder members of Outreach with over 40 years of involvement, and where I feel that I bring a broad common sense approach to the organisation


Outreach has always been close to my heart, and a place where I like to think I can still contribute to its ongoing health and wellbeing. The work that we do and the way that we do it, particularly in respect of our staff, who go above and beyond the norm, and which is inspiring. 


Barry Fine FCA

Outreach Trustee


Barry Fine FCA

I am a chartered accountant and have been involved as Treasurer of Outreach for over 15 years


My involvement with the charity has been very rewarding and I am pleased to play a small part in overseeing the finances and keeping them healthy

I am a partner in Alexander Bursk accountants based in Prestwich and have a wealth of experience in accounting and charitable matters.



John R. Knight

Management Trustee


Retired IT professional with experience of running Businesses in many different industries. My hobbies:  travelling, swimming (past), cycling, walking, scrabble, chess, neighbourhood matters, family.

Instrumental in saving several thousands of pounds in both IT infrastructure and energy costs. Also instigated and completed an all-encompassing IT review, providing added security and ease of operation. Suggested preparing a rolling 12 months’ financial forecast to be able to

give more visibility to the board of the expected future financial performance. 

  • Treasurer local residents’ Association

  • Police Coordinator for my local area

  • Vice Chair of Whitefield and Unsworth Home Watch Association

  • Associate of Energy Cost Saving Company

  • Associate of NXD (Non-Executive Directors Association)


Lifetime running IT projects, departments and companies. Director 8 countries for American Express Card Division.  Director and Shareholder of a rescued IT Outsourcing company. Implemented large IT projects across Europe.


Size of biggest International business run = £46 million (1981)
Size of biggest UK business run = £30 million pa
Value of Billings at largest data centre run = £900 million pa for Europe, Middle East & Africa.
Value of biggest International IT Project run = £24 million
Biggest International saving made = £12 million pa
Biggest UK saving made = £8 million

Member of Chartered Institute of Directors since 1996.


Approached by Outreach and I felt that although it was a new area for me, my lifetime skills and previous board level experience, in a completely different field, would add value for Outreach, whilst at the same time learning about a new and interesting area for myself. Win/win.

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Tracy Allweis

Outreach Trustee


Since qualifying as a solicitor in 1981, I have spent most of my career in the public sector dealing with criminal law and the regulation of alcohol and gambling.

The opportunity to move out of my comfort zone and to apply my strategic and management skills in a very different arena has offered me a welcome new challenge.

I became involved in Outreach in late 2022 and have been so impressed by the dedication of the organisation to always put first the people it supports.


For many years, I have held a range of voluntary roles. These include teaching in a museum, listening to children read, delivering safeguarding training to adult volunteers in a large local care charity and supporting the Young Oncology Unit at The Christie.

I have also served as Deputy Chair to various Advisory Committees appointed by the Lord Chancellor responsible for the selection and recruitment of Magistrates.


Sport has always been a huge part of my life. In particular, I play tennis several times a week and follow my football team home and away.


Outreach Trustee


Notre mission

Fournir d'excellents soins et soutien, centrés sur la personne, aux personnes qui ont un trouble d'apprentissage et / ou un besoin de santé mentale.

Our Mission

Nos valeurs

Sentiment d'estime de soi



Égal mais différent


Juste et transparent

Notre Ethos

Est de s'assurer que les utilisateurs de services sont habilités à identifier et à exprimer pleinement leurs objectifs personnels.

Nous les aidons à atteindre cet objectif en développant des plans individuels centrés sur la personne.

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