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Welcome to the Walthew House website

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Walthew House is an independent charity in Stockport that provides practical and emotional support to people who are Blind, Visually Impaired, Deaf, Hard of Hearing or who have Dual Sensory Loss. The charity was founded in 1882 and is named after its founder John Walthew, a former Mayor of Stockport.

On 7th July 2009, Walthew House merged with the Stockport Centre for the Deaf to become one charity

(Registered Charity Number 1167749. Registered Company Number 09306241



Thank you to all of our amazing key workers, volunteers and others keeping Stockport going! A special thank you to all of our friends in the charity sector.We are continuing to provide support for people with a sight or hearing loss. If you require any support or information please contact us on 0161 480 2612 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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*Image description: A collage of photographs made up of staff, volunteers, service users and supporters of Walthew House (including a few pets!). All participants are holding their hands in a heart shape in front of them or are posing with an image of a rainbow. The centre image is the logo for Walthew House.

If you would like to find out about our upcoming events, please use the options at the top of this website to visit the Get Involved page.

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Opening Hours

Walthew House is open on weekdays between 9am and 4pm. The resource centre closes at 2:30pm on weekdays and appointments can be made by contacting 0161 480 2612 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


How to find Walthew House


Travelling by car from the A6:
Turn into Greek Street, at the junction by Stockport Town Hall.
At the roundabout take the first exit. Continue along Shaw Heath. At the third set of traffic lights take the right hand lane. Walthew House is on the right after the lights junction, just after Harry Bates plumbers. There is a side road, Holmes Street, and there is a car park at the rear of Walthew House.


Travelling by car from the M60:
Exit at junction 1. (The Pyramid)
Take the second exit at the roundabout. Follow down towards the viaduct and at the roundabout take the third exit onto King Street West. Proceed up the hill.
Go straight on at the roundabout onto Shaw Heath. Go straight on at the junction and Walthew House is on the right, next door to โ€˜Harry Batesโ€™ plumbers.

Limited parking is available at the rear of Walthew House, subject to availability.

Please be aware that parking tickets are being issued to drivers who are stopping in the bus stop outside Walthew House at 112 Shaw Heath, SK2 6QS. This is happening if drivers are even just dropping off/collecting passengers. There are 2 time restricted spaces before the bus stop, subject to availability.



Travelling by bus:

Bus services 309, 313 and 374 stop directly outside Walthew House.

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Donate to Walthew House

Walthew House's services and activities are dependent on donations from local people and organisations. Donations can be made by credit or debit cards; cheques should be made payable to Walthew House. You can also make a donation securely online using our CAF Donate page. If you are a tax payer, please don't forget to gift aid your donation.


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