COVID-19 Guidance - Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside

Updated 5 November 2020

We have updated our advice for community groups following national lockdown in England on 5 November.

Action Together is committed to providing support and information to voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) organisations around COVID-19 (coronavirus). We have produced the guidance on this page for our members and partners in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. We will update this page when new information is available.

Action Together's offices are closed and our in-person training and events have been postponed. We are modifying our core services in response to the emergency.

Members of the Action Together team are keen to support you to think through what the potential impacts might be. If you would like support for your VCFSE organisation, please contact us on 0161 339 2345 or email info@actiontogether.org.uk (please include Coronavirus in the title of your email and tell us if you're based in Oldham, Rochdale or Tameside)

Information for residents:

  1. I want to volunteer
  2. I want to donate
  3. I am looking for individual support

Information for groups and organisations:

  1. We need volunteers
  2. We are looking for funding
  3. We are looking for advice and guidance

Other Support:

  1. NHS, Public Health and UK Government Advice
  2. Other Greater Manchester support organisations

Local Information:

We have further local information and advice on these pages:


Information for Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside Residents

I want to volunteer

Register to volunteer by completing the form on our Volunteering page.

Action Together are an accredited Volunteer Centre and we are co-ordinating formal volunteering in response to COVID-19 in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. We are working with local councils, charities, and community and voluntary groups to fill organised and co-ordinated volunteering roles. By volunteering you can help and be a part of the community response.

Volunteering in other Greater Manchester boroughs can be found at https://volunteergm.org/

If you want to take part in informal volunteering/mutual aid, our Mutual Aid page contains advice and information on setting up and volunteering for a mutual aid group.

If you are assisting someone who is self-isolated, please remember to follow the necessary social distancing precautions. The Government have produced guidance on How To Help Safely.


I want to donate

Our local charities and voluntary and community groups do amazing work to support those who are most vulnerable in our communities, and their work is even more critical during this time.

Action Together is raising money for the emergency community response to coronavirus.

All the money raised will go to local groups and charities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside to help them continue to provide vital community support.

See the projects your donations are funding here.

Visit our locality pages for more information on giving in your area:


I am looking for individual support

Different support services are available in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. Visit our locality pages for services and support available in your area:


Information for groups and organisations:

We need volunteers

Please contact our team on 0161 339 2345 or info@actiontogether.org.uk


We are looking for funding

Visit our Find Funding page for currently open sources of funding.

Action Together have also launched a Covid-19 Community Response Fund. The fund is available for groups from the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector working on a community response to coronavirus in Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside & Glossop.

You can apply for a grant for either up to £200 or up to £1,000.

Apply for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

See the grants we've awarded here.


We are looking for information and advice

Visit our Advice and Guidance for Community Groups during Covid page.

You can keep up to date with the latest from Action Together on our website, Twitter and Facebook.

NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) have in depth guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers during the covid-19 pandemic.

Safeguarding


NHS, Public Health and UK Government Advice

NHS

Public Health England

UK Government

Greater Manchester Support Organisations

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

  • TogetherGM: Greater Manchester advice and information about coronavirus, including accesible easy to read materials. TogetherGM has updated its website with resources, guidance and information, clarifying what we can and cannot do under the current restrictions. 
  • TogetherGMs Wellbeing Resources 

Other Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Support Organisations

GM support and services for people who find themselves homeless

GM Covid Travel Resources - Yr 7 - 8

GM Covid Travel Resources - Yr 9 - 11

Transport for Greater Manchester - for latest updates on services, timetables and safety advice, visit the TfGM coronavirus webpage.

The below organisations are Action Together's equivalent in other boroughs of Greater Manchester:

Greater Manchester:

Bolton: Bolton CVS - www.boltoncvs.org.uk

Bury: Bury Voluntary, Community and Faith Alliance (VCFA) - www.buryvcfa.org.uk

Manchester: Manchester Community Central - www.manchestercommunitycentral.org

Salford: Salford CVS - www.salfordcvs.co.uk

Stockport: Sector 3 - http://synergysk.co.uk

Trafford: Thrive Trafford - www.thrivetrafford.org.uk

Wigan: Wigan Borough Community Partnership - www.wbcommunitypartnership.org