Community Explorer Forums

Networks in Oldham

A monthly network for voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise organisations (VCFSE) operating in the Oldham. The purpose of the forums is to enable voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector groups and organisations within local communities to come together to: 

  • share information, 
  • make ‘asks and offers’, 
  • develop new ideas and connections 
  • find out what else is happening in your area 
  • meet those in the know and get support from Action Together 

By using your knowledge, skills, networks, and connections of assets in the community, VCFSE organisations are then better able to raise awareness of the on-going experiences and issues that affect local people. It is also an opportunity to develop collaboration between VCFSE and public sector organisations. 

There is a Community Gathering for each of the five districts of Oldham:  

Central - St Mary's, Alexandra and Coldhurst

Contact: Jane Glaysher-White - Tel: 0161 339 2345 ext: 3103; Email: 

South - Failsworth, Hollinwood, and Medlock Vale

Contact: Nayan Joshi - Tel: 0161 339 2345 Ext 3202; Email: 

North - Royton, Shaw and Crompton

Contact: Adele Thomson - Tel: 0161 339 2345 ext 3102; Email:  

West - Chadderton and Werneth 

Contact: Ruth Madden - Tel: 0161 339 2345; Email: 

East - Saddleworth, Lees, Greenacres, Clarksfield, Waterhead and St James 

Contact: Martin Morris - Tel: 0161 339 2345; Email:

Click here to visit our events and training page to book on the Community Explorer Gatherings.