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Crisis Support available in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

Calling Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside community, voluntary, faith or social enterprise organisations! If you would like Action Together to share your winter needs and activities in the one stop winter online shop please click here to complete the form.

This information will be regularly updated throughout winter, so please keep visiting to check for updates.


Below are crisis support services in Oldham. Follow this link for other Oldham support services, community activities, and other help available over the winter period.

Oldham Council has information about winter services and support on their website and information about coronavirus. Information on help in a crisis from Oldham Council is here. Click here for support if you are homeless or being at risk of being homeless.

Citizens Advice

0300 330 9073 (Lines open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm)

#EndChildFoodPoverty Website & New Food Support Map

The new #EndChildFoodPoverty website is part of Marcus Rashford’s campaign and will be launched on the 21st December. The website will feature a map which will allow people to find their nearest support from councils, local charities, food banks or other organisations helping to tackle hunger this winter. The launch will be in line with a documentary about Marcus Rashford’s campaign which will be watched by an estimated 8 million people. If agencies are interested in finding out more about being part of this network, more details can be found here;

Ethical Education Enterprise CIC Plan Your Pathway

Are you unemployed or at risk of redudancy and looking for work and need a boost to get back into employment, we can help. We are offering FREE course for residents in Greater Manchester starting January.

To see if you are eligable to apply please email or telephone 07484243710 or click here to visit our website.

Kooth Oldham Parents and Carers Virtual Session

We are hosting an online session for parents and carers on Wednesday 13 January @ 1pm-2pm to offer support for mental health and well-being to Oldham's young people aged 11-25 years old.

The following virtual session will provide parents and carers with: An overview of Kooth and how we support yound people, a live demonstration of the services and any questions you want to know about Kooth. 

To attend please click here to register your place. Please note this session is for the parents and carers only.

Maggie's Oldham

We understand this new lockdown will be extremely tough for everyone but remember we are #HereWithYou.

Our doors are still open and we will support you in the best way we can. Call us on 0161 989 0550 or visit us online at

Mental Health Crisis Support

Mental health emergencies are serious. You're not wasting anyone's time. Click here for support.

Mighty Moorsiders

With Boris announcing another lockdown, we understand that this can be distressing time for some. 

The Mighty Moorsiders have been lucky as we have all kept in touch and been there for each other when we needed it, but we would like to extend this. Plesae don't feel isolated or lonley during this time. If you or anyone you know could use a chat or a phone call just to check in, please click here to pop us a message and one of our lovely ladies would be happy to give you a call.

Oldham Council Helpline

If you are worried about your wellbeing, are struggling financially, or need food over Christmas, you can ring our helpine 0161 770 7007.

For more information on when it is open over Christmas click here

Oldham Foodbank

Click here to get help. Tel: 0161 622 1061; Email:

Oasis Hub

The Oasis Hub Oldham is supporting requests for emergency food provision in our local communities over winter. Follow @OasisHubOldham for updates on Twitter, or contact

Oldham Social Prescribing

Connects you to community groups, activities and organisations that could support you to improve your health, wellbeing and social connections. Simply contact the Oldham Social Prescribing team on Tel: 0161 339 2345; Email:

REEL CIC - The Clothing Rack

REEL CIC is currently running a crisis clothing support in Oldham. It is able to provide clothing for 7 day's for adults and children. It also has a small stock of prams, baby items and toys. It has a selection of pre loved Children and adult's warm coats available. It aims to get the clothing within the week from receiving the referral but in urgent cases we can respond in 24hrs. Click here for The Clothing Rack referral form. If you have any further questions please feel free to get in contact. If you can complete the referral form and return to


We are still open, no matter what. We're ready to listen if your are struggling in these tough times. If you're feeling like things are too much, please know that you don't have to be alone. We are here day or night 365 days a year.

Call us free on 116 123 or email 

Starling - Neurobeats

Neurobeats is a music workshop run by professional musicians for neurodivergent young people aged 13-25 in Oldham. Do you love making or listening to music? Fancy trying a new instrument or creating your own songs or beats? Or simply want to make friends and have fun? Neurobeats is a free project, offering weekly workshops in a range of musical activities. No experience needed, just an interest in music is all you need.

Workshops start from January - March, every Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm at the Salt Cellar, Oldham. To find out more, register your interest here

Street Support Oldham 

If you are worried about someone you’ve seen sleeping rough in Oldham, you can alert the Council by emailing, by calling 0800 988 7061. Alternatively, you can inform Streetlink by downloading the Streetlink app



Below are crisis support services in Rochdale. Follow this link for other Rochdale support services, community activities, and other help available over the winter period.

Army of Kindness

Army of Kindness are providing hot meals (takeout only). Army of Kindness hand out hot food and groceries to take away from The Old Courthouse opposite Rochdale Town Hall from 17:30 every Tuesday. For more information contact Mohammed Sheraz on 07940 470705. 

Aspire2Inspire Communities

Aspire2Inspire are currently delivering food parcels to families in need, they are also providing food, cooked meals and also basic essentials to women who are staying in shelter homes and single mothers. For more information please contact Kalsoom Khanum on 07786 273841.

Citizens Advice

0300 330 9073 (Lines open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm).

The Food Solutions Network 

Supports all foodbanks, pantries, clubs and social food projects in the borough of Rochdale. If you want to find food support in the borough, please take a look at the Food Aid signposting sheet.

Equal Education Chances

Equal Education Chances are supplying tomatoes, parboiled rice, chicken, turkey, beef, spice, noodles, beverage, yam, plantain to people in need throughout the festive period. Please contact Mary on 0161 211 9016.


Open hours 9.30am -12pm and 1pm – 3.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Fridays; 1pm – 3.30pm on Wednesday and Thursdays. You can also contact the team by email at Call during office hours 9am – 4.45pm, Monday – Friday: 0300 303 8548. For out of hours enquiries please call 0300 303 8875.

Rochdale Council has information about support on its website.

Middleton in Action Together

Providing a food parcel delivery, we are open as usual except for Christmas Day and New Years day for deliveries of food parcels to the Middleton Community. For more information please call Neil on 07568 765379.


Providing a weekday hot breakfast to homeless people, people with support needs and others with the opportunity to access support, advice and guidance on all issues. 

For more information contact Edmund on 01706 526 289.

Rochdale Borough Council

The Prevention Team can support with accessing food parcels, information on food pantries and the options available to people who are able to pay for their food but unable to shop. Anyone supported to access food parcels and food pantries will also be supported to identify solutions to the issues they are facing around their finances in order to be more independent in different areas of their health and wellbeing. This includes accessing benefits and employment as well as things like being supported to resolve issues with housing, healthy lifestyles, better mental health and being able to use digital solutions.

Phone number: 01706 923 685

Rochdale Connections Trust

Following the new Government Guidance, Rochdale Connections Trust wanted to let all their followers know they will be carrying on as normal and offering support groups, 1:1s and counselling via zoom or telephone. Everything will continue to run as planned. 

For more information or support, please call: 01706 345111

Rochdale Foodbank

Providing three days food for people in crisis presenting with a voucher, Monday - Friday 11am - 12pm, Saturdays at Smallbridge Methodist Church 10.30am - 12pm.

01706 713701

Sanctuary Trust

01706 526 722

Soup Kitchen Rochdale

Urgent Care Centre

Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0ND


Below are crisis support services in Tameside. Follow this link for other Tameside support services, community activities, and other help available over the winter period.

Food Bank Information

Tameside Council has information regarding support for people experiencing food poverty or may need support with food in some way. 

Homelessness Advice

Tameside Housing Advice continues to support customers who are homeless or threatened with Homelessness.

T: 0161 331 2700 and you will be given a telephone appointment to discuss your housing situation.

Tameside Citizens Advice Bureau

Email us:
Chat to an adviser online at:
T: 0808 278 7805 (Free phone Tameside residents)

For help claiming Universal Credit
T: 0800 144 8 444
Textphone: 18001 0800 144 8 444

For consumer advice
T: 0808 223 1133
Textphone: 18001 0808 223 1133

Tameside Council

Links to service change information, how to volunteer, support for businesses, council tax recovery, mental health support, wellbeing, how to contact the Council for support and more. T: 0161 342 8355.

Tameside’s Social Prescribing

Here to support you to focus on improving your wellbeing through making connections in your local community. Contact us on Tel:0161 830 6833 or Email:

Tameside Welfare Rights

The advice given by the service is completely independent, impartial, confidential and free.
Tameside Welfare Rights T: 0800 074 9985 – available Mon-Fri, 9.30am-12.30pm
Derbyshire (For Glossop) Welfare Rights T: 01629 531535 – Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday between 11.00am-4pm

Tameside Winter Self Care

For information on local Dr Surgeries, Pharmacies, Walk-in Centre etc. T:0161 342 500

Greater Manchester

Street Support is an online search tool where you can find help and advice aimed at homeless people and people in crisis. Click here to find out more.