Support Signposting in Heywood

The table below provides information and contact details for support provided across Heywood.

We list the organisations below for your information only. Action Together do not endorse their services. Should you require further information about a specific service provider, please contact them directly.

Please see the links below for support that is specific to other townships:

To help you find the support you need, the information below is broken down into the following categories; Children and Young People, Green (Environmental), Wellbeing, LGBT+, Medication Delivery, Welfare Assistance, Practical Support, Digital Support, Advice, Education, and Translation.

Should you need any further information and support around food, please contact:

Children and Young People

Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

Healthwatch Youthwatch

As the independent local champion for people who use health and social care services in the Rochdale borough we have developed Youthwatch to make sure that young people get the opportunity to have their say.

Youthwatch members are voluntary and will help us engage with young people, gather their experiences of services and promote the work of Healthwatch Rochdale.

Tel: 01706 249575

The Young People’s Mental Health Support Team - Thrive in Education

Delivered by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with local charities Early Break, Your Trust, Place2Be and Youth in Mind, this provision helps young people, aged 4 until their 18th birthday, experiencing low level emotional and behavioural difficulties, such as worry and low mood.

Their goal is to help you thrive in education and beyond, so you can reach your full potential.

Tel: 0161 716 2908

Online mental healthcare service which aims to provide mental health service to individuals under the age of 21. Access online mental health services that work alongside you to provide compassionate and effective support.

Tom Boroughs

Back of the Moss

BOTM offer a younger Youth Club on Wednesday nights 6pm-8:30pm (Years 4, 5 and 6) and an older Youth Club Thursdays 6pm-8:30pm (Years 7, 8+)
They also hold a ‘Stay and Play’ session for carers and children under 5 on Wednesdays 10am-11:30am

Jane Catz
Tel: 01706 623229

Early Break

A drug and alcohol service for young people aged under 21 years and their families offering one-to-one support for children and young people who are using drugs and/or alcohol.

Tel: 0161 723 3880

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale CAMHS

Offers a skilled children’s emotional health assessment and intervention service to children and young people with more moderate to severe mental health needs up to the age of 19 years, including those with severe learning disabilities and complex neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD and ADHD).

Tel: 01706 676000

Carers Hub -Young Carers

Provide information, advice and a wide range of specialist support services designed to help Young and Adult Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and reduce the impact the caring role can have on their own health and wellbeing. 

Tel: 0345 013 8208

Community Eating Disorder Service

Supports young people from 8 to 18 years. The service offers drop in, group assessments and treatments and provides both routine and specialist support, including family based approaches. The hub provides somewhere that young people can come to for the day.

Tel: 0161 716 1560

Young Minds

Through three bold, new strategic programmes, Young Minds are focusing their work to have as great an impact as they possibly can for the young people who need them. They have loads of practical tips and advice for young people, as well as information on getting the support they need.

Tel: 020 7089 5050


Green (Environmental)

Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

HMR Circle

Currently run a walking group and growing project.

Mark Wynn



Organisation Description of Support Contact Details
Carers Hub Rochdale

Provide information, advice and a wide range of specialist support services designed to help young and adult Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and reduce the impact the caring role can have on their own health and wellbeing.

Tel: 0345 013 8208 Email:
Qwell is a mental health and wellbeing platform that offers online and anonymous counselling support, commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership. The counselling service is purely text based and is available 365 days a year, with a chat queue open from 12pm until 10pm on Weekdays and 6pm until 10pm on Weekends.

Ophelia Murphy
Cartwheel Arts

Art and Soul - A group that supports adults in the community. Art & Soul are a long standing group of people who love visual arts, create their own artwork and present it in local exhibitions when we can. Runs in Wednesdays.


Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service

The Harmful Sexual Behaviour Support Service is for education and safeguarding professionals and will provide: 
1.    Advice on individual cases or incidents of harmful sexual behaviour
2.    Guidance on policy development on tackling harmful sexual behaviour 
3.    Relevant resources, best practice and contacts around harmful sexual behaviour

Tel: 0344 255 0623    

Victim Support

Free, confidential support to people affected by crime and traumatic incidents.

Jennie Sayle
Tel: 0161 507 9551

Transport For Sick Children

We help families who have sick children and are on a low income take their children to and from hospital.

Tel: 0161 443 4122

Your Trust

Your Trust is a charity working in the heart of Rochdale Borough to support each and every member of our diverse community to live happier, healthier and more creative lives. The Your Trust Specialist Health & Wellbeing Team want to support people living with long term conditions. If you or someone you know, a family member, friend, work colleague or client is living with a long term condition, our team of fully qualified instructors can help with a wide range of programmes, classes and courses.

Paul Gardner 
Tel: 01706 926235

Barnardo's BOLOH - The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic family Covid-19 Helpline

If you have been affected by the pandemic and you need advice or someone to talk to, you can call us confidentially on 0800 1512605 or, if you prefer to have an online chat with the specialist support advisor, you can do this via the live webchat by clicking on the chat icon on the bottom right of our website.

Tel: 0800 151 2605

Ukranian Support Helpline

Ukrainian Support Helpline to provide a holistic support service. The Helpline is available to anyone fleeing the war in Ukraine. Open Monday - Friday 10.00am-8.00pm,  Saturday 10.00am-3.00pm.

Tel: 0800 148 8586

Recovery Republic

Supported self help and emotional wellbeing development and support to people in Heywood and beyond.

Michael Taylor
Tel: 01706 622722

Volunteering Matters

We have a great calendar of free activities and events that will bring older people together across our communities. Activities include online gentle exercise singing and quizzes, Involving people over 50 years old and aimed at older age groups, in interactive sessions, helping combat loneliness and isolation at this time. 

Tel: 0808 196 6831



Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

Re-engage (Nationwide) Telephone line

Social connections for over 75’s LGBT+ community. Tel: 0800 716 543
Proud Trust

Youth Group, Mondays 5 - 6.30pm at Rochdale Connections Trust and the fusion group (for young people of colour) runs in Manchester on alternate Tuesdays 5pm-6.30pm.

Tel: 0161 660 3347
Proud Trust Helpline

For both parents and young people to chat to a youth worker for advice including on coming out. It is open Tuesday-Thursday 12-6pm. 



Medication Delivery

Organisation Description of Support Contact Details
HMR Circle and Volunteer Driver Service Prescription pick up - volunteer drivers

Mark Wynn
Tel: 01706 751165

Brass Knuckle Riders Paul runs a Facebook group of motorcycle riders / car drivers that are willing to do deliveries /collections of food / prescriptions or help in general - he has around 25-30 people to help.

Tel: 07951 236425


Welfare Assistance

Organisation Description of Support Contact Details
Heywood Relief in Need Trust Fund

Help if you are facing financial hardship or distress. Fund can also provide either the funds for a specific purpose, or supply goods or services, either directly or via a local supplier.


Household Fund

Fund can be accessed by verifying partners for those in financial need. 
Supermarket vouchers, fuel vouchers, and white goods (gas and electric cookers, fridge and washing machine)

Paul Whitehead
Real Change

One central pot for everyone in Rochdale Borough. Local charities and organisations then work directly with individuals who are homeless, and apply for funds to pay for items they need.

Tel: 020 7828 7311
The Vicars Relief Fund

The VRF helps those who are homeless or vulnerably housed through small-sum, rapid response grants to prevent eviction or access accommodation. Frontline workers can apply on behalf of their clients for grants to help prevent eviction.


Family Action Grants

Our small grants programmes focuses on the two areas of Welfare and Education. primarily provides grants for essential personal and household needs to assist families and individuals with low incomes, particularly those living on benefits.


British Gas Energy Trust

Both British Gas customers and non-customers can apply for grants to clear domestic gas and electricity debts owed to British Gas or suppliers other than British Gas.


EDF Energy Fund

For those struggling / vulnerable, support available through customer funds, sign up required to access.


United Utilities Trust Fund

United Utilities Trust Fund can consider making a grant to meet water and/or sewerage charges due to United Utilities Water if you are in hardship and unable to pay.



Practical Support

Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

RBH Pass it on team

We take used furniture / white goods and make them good again for people in need. The aim being to provide low-cost furniture to people in need, giving people a charitable outlet to donate their quality second-hand furniture.

Tel: 07976 120234

Back of the Moss

Wednesdays 1.30 – 2.30 there's boxing/fitness training for adults with Additional needs £3.50
Thursdays 10 – 11 another Line dancing session £3, Friday 1 – 2pm Tia chi class for socializing and relaxing gentle exercise. By appointment we assist with housing and Pip form filling FREE
We distribute carbon monoxide detectors FREE.

Jane Catz
Tel: 01706 623229  

RBH Paint Shop

We are part of a network who save hundreds of thousands of litres of paint from landfill and re-sale it to our local communities at discounted prices. Prices start at £1.50. The paint in stock is much cheaper than what is available at DIY stores and is great quality, such as Dulux Trade. 
The paint shop is open to the public, Monday – Friday 10am – 1pm, 271 Onley, Freehold, Rochdale, OL11 4LA. 

Tel: 07816 078357

Northwest Numbers CIC

Helping you feel more in control of your bookkeeping & accountancy requirements. Whether this is through providing the service for or, training you to do it yourselves, understand the jargon surrounding the sector, understand some of the processes. 

Moragh Hunt

Angie's Angels

We provide clothing, toiletries, housing starter packs for people moving into their own accommodation from either a hostel or homelessness. 



Digital Support

Organisation Description of Support Contact Details
One Stop Shop Digital support will be provided to unemployed adults.

Steph Rush

Business in the Community Mentored support to increase confidence and digital skills - this project takes an individual and matches them a trained volunteer to help them gain more digital skills.

Lucy Smith
Tel: 0161 971 7587

Digital Tech Library Working with partners, HMR Circle has created the Digital Tech Library, where we can loan people tablet computers to help them get started on their internet journey.

Tel: 0800 112 3440

HMR Circle Digital Support

One to one support for older people to get online including people in Independent Living Schemes.

Tel: 0800 112 3440

Ability Net

IT / technology support older and disabled people of any age to get online

Tel: 0800 048 7642

Digital Community Champions

Support to get online, 1-2-1.

Living Well
Tel: 01706 751190 



Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

Rochdale and Oldham Maternity Voices Partnership

Gathering feedback, sharing information and signposting around Local maternity care and services in Rochdale and Oldham. Leanne Barlow
Tel: 01706 249575
Recovery Republic Money management, housing, employment, lifestyle behaviour change, quitting smoking and work related health advice and support.  Michael Taylor
Tel: 01706 622722
St Bernard's Support

Financial wellbeing online and telephone help sessions for people affected by cancer and other illnesses. Every 2nd Tuesday of each month 10am - 9pm. Individual one-to-one Sessions are available online or by telephone.

Tel: 0800 772 0723
Debt Buffer

We help individuals and families near Rochdale with free debt advice and debt counselling. We provide fast, easy and free confidential advice and support by quickly establishing what form of debt solution might be right for your needs and level of income.

Tel: 0800 488 0247

Electricity North West

Priority Service register - Customer support guide. The booklet includes important information for customers how to prepare for and what to do in a power cut as well as some simple energy saving tips, there are changes to the form regarding data sharing and opt in/out night updates.


Citizens Advice

The citizens advice line is open. Available 8.30am to 5pm, Mon-Fri. Tel: 0808 278 7803



Organisation Description of Support Contact Details
Youth Hub

To work with people who are aged 18-24 that are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) and carry out full holistic assessments and coaching to help them into employment or training. 

Steph Rush

One Stop Shop Careers advice and supported to access relevant training courses, support in applying for jobs.

Steph Rush

Recovery Republic

'Flourishing' - co-produced development programme we offer through our associated Education at Recovery Republic partner. Flourishing follows investment from the Workers' Educational Association. It builds on people's strengths and assets and their life goals to be achieved at their own pace.

Michael Taylor
Tel: 01706 622722

Red Cross

Our free, easy-to-use teaching resources help children aged 5 to 11 to look at the world from a humanitarian point of view. These curriculum-linked activities, sessions and teaching packages are ideal for PSHE, Citizenship, English, Art, Geography and informal learning time.



Organisation Description of Support Contact Details

Translation service for Portuguese, Lithuanian, Latvian, Romanian, Romanes, Russian, Slovak, Czech, Bulgarian,  Spanish, Polish, Hungarian - small budget available for translations, however financial contributions are welcome.

Cristina Leonte-Racu
Tel: 07762 807487 

NESTAC provides a high quality, prompt and affordable translation and interpreting service in Greater Manchester. Languages covered are Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, French, Lingala, Kurdish, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Urdu, Punjabi, Wolof, Yuruba.

Tel: 01706 868993 
Translation Linx Provides Arabic Interpreters in Rochdale, at a cost.

Tel: 0800 368 8681