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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.


Oldham Council have information about winter services and support on their website and information about coronavirus

Information on help in a crisis from Oldham Council is here.

Friends of Stoneleigh Park - Christmas Cheer

Are you a family living in the Derker and need a bit of extra help and support this Christmas? Friends of Stoneleigh Park can help you. We know for many families it can be a time of stress and worry not being able to put any presents under thier Christmas Tree for thier children to open on Christmas Day morning. If you know of any families struggling or you are the family email or telephone 07575190476

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:

Citizens Advice

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

Inspire Women

Struggling with lockdown and feeling isolated? Some of our members are now doing Facebook Live videos and weekly Zoom sessions sharing their skills.

If you haven’t joined us yet we can help you set up in a safe way. We have such a fabulous positive group who would brighten up anyone’s day! Why not join us by clicking here and completing the short form.

Mental Health Crisis Support Click here 

Oldham Athletic - Christmas Appeal

Oldham Athletics are currently carrying out a Christmas appeal where a number of schools, children etc are donating food (tinned) which can be distributed out to the  community. We would like to hear from any organisations that are working with families across Oldham over Christmas and are interested in giving food parcels to families. 

Please note: Oldham Athletics will distribute the food to the organisation/community groups who would be responsible for preparing the food parcels and distributing out to their families. If this of any interest to you - Please contact Martin Vose on:

Oldham Foodbank

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

Oasis Hub

The Oasis Hub Oldham will be supporting requests for emergency food provision in our local communities over the winter period. Please follow our Twitter @OasisHubOldham for updates, or contact

Oldham Council Buy, Keep, Eat, Repeat

Did you know that almost 70% of food waste is food that could have been eaten? Oldham council is working with Recycle for Greater Manchester to encourage residents to reduce and recycle their food waste across Oldham.

Look out for the Buy, Keep, Eat, Repeat leaflet being delivered with your new bin calendar. Follow the tips for ‘Buy, Keep, Eat, Repeat’, to help you plan meals, store food correctly, use your leftovers and recycle food in your caddy or green bin. Reducing food waste can help save you money and help you get the most out of your food.

For more information, please visit the Buy Keep Eat Repeat page on the Recycle for Greater Manchester website click here and follow @recycle4gm and @OldhamCouncil on twitter to keep up to date with information and tips to get the most out of your food. #BuyKeepEatRepeat

Pennine Mencap When Life Gives you Lemons - Make Lemonade

2020 has given us a big bag of lemons but all year here at Pennine Mencap we have committed to offer services online. All our services are currently free through Facebook so you can interact with us and other participant's at no cost.

Tuesday 2pm: Go Live Choir - Singing is a great way to improve with mental health it improves our sense of happiness and positivity. Anyone can join us on our Facebook page for the Go Live session.

Thursday 11am: Work Out With Tim - No gym fees and you don't even have to leave the comfort of your own home. Join us on our Facebook page for an hour long work out every week that's designed for all abilities.

Friday 11am: Cook Along Live: Making amazing home cooked food with FREE ingredients delivered to your door. To receive a free delivery of ingrediants for our Facebook live cook along contact us on 0161 627 1025. We cook together while we are apart to enjoy amazing dishes. Follow the guided cooking on Facebook GO Live and use the comments section to speak to others or ask questions.

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

Support if you are homeless or being at risk of being homeless Click here 


Support & Action Women's Network - SAWN is the Lead organisation for Coronaheros Facebook page now with more than 4200 members and over 500 local postcode hubs created as a response to support people with Non-medical related issues to help link people to their local areas, groups and networks. Most importantly to look out for one another.

For support please contact us on 0796 050 1088 Or Oldham Helpline 0161 770 7007


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

Tacking Minds

Tackling Minds aims to get people, from all walks of life, into fishing. Be it, mental health, social deprivation, addiction and recovery, old and young people (over 16's only), disability etc.

On Friday 18 December 10am - 12pm we will be holding an event to learn you how to fish with professionals and qualified Angling Coaches. We will teach you the basics and get you up to a standard where you can fish in competitive matches for prizes. 

If this is something of interest to you, get in contact: by emailing or telephone 07425411502



Rochdale Council have information about support on their website.

Citizens Advice - 0300 330 9073 (Lines open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm)
Rochdale Foodbank - 01706 713701
Homelessness - 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 Womens Welfare Association - 01706 860157
Sanctuary Trust -  01706 526 722
Soup Kitchen Rochdale -
Urgent Care Centre - Rochdale Infirmary, Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0ND

Collaboration Networks

If you need support, it might be that a member of one of our Collaboration Networks can help.

Economic Support Network

This network is building an ecosystem of economic support that values worth beyond wealth and maximises opportunities to tackle scarcity.  It includes 20+ VCFSE Partners and is co-hosted by Action Together and Citizens Advice.  For more information about this network, please contact

If you need help around money debt or benefits, you may also find this Rochdale Borough Council signposting page useful

Food Solutions Network

The Food Solutions Network exists to facilitate community, voluntary, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector organisations, alongside statutory partners, to improve access to food for the people of Rochdale Borough.  We want everyone in the Rochdale borough to be able to enjoy nutritious, appropriate food with dignity and without deprivation. The Food Solutions Network welcomes and supports all Foodbanks, Pantries, Clubs and Social food projects in the borough.   If you want to find food support in the borough, please take a look at our Food Aid signposting sheet.

Women’s Services Network

New network, tackling inequality in women’s lives and connecting the dots between women’s services and support, there are 22 VCFSE groups are involved, if you are interested please contact

Disability Forum

This forum offers an opportunity to connect, share information, highlight issues and work together to break down barriers experienced by disabled people. If you would like to contribute, please email

Inclusive Messaging

This group is co-designing inclusive messages, with people who are closest to some of the barriers to inclusion.  It includes 15+ VCFSE partners and is coordinated by Action Together, if you would like to join, please contact


To receive local information and advice you might like to follow #TogetherRochdale on social media or visit the #TogetherRochdale page on Healthwatch Rochdale’s website. #TogetherRochdale is a local partnership communications group that exists to bring together voluntary, community, social enterprise, and faith organisations with statutory partners and local providers to ensure there is a consistent partnership approach to communications within the Rochdale borough.


Below are crisis support services in Tameside. Follow this link for other support contacts in the area.

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 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.

Food Bank Information

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

Tameside Winter Self Care

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

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 Citizens Advice Bureau

Email us:
Chat to an adviser online at:
T: 0300 330 9076

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

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.

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.