Winter 2018/19

Winter website

Action Together has created a one stop shop for residents and businesses across Oldham and Tameside to find out where they can give help and get help in winter. Together we can strengthen others.

We will keep adding to this list, so please come back to check for updates. If you would like Action Together to share your needs and activities or you have any questions give Action Together a call on 0161 339 2345 or email

Volunteering   Foodbanks   Community transport   Homelessness   Emergency telephone numbers   Non emergency telephone numbers   Stay Safe Online   Winter Pressures Project

Give help

Volunteering -  Volunteering is a great way to connect with your community. Volunteer Centre Oldham and Tameside has gathered local volunteering opportunities. Our Volunteer Centre Tameside team is recruiting a shopping volunteer who will be community based to support the Winter Pressures Project. Click here to find out more about the role. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Lisa Hannibal on 0161 339 2345 or


Oldham Foodbank - Support local families. The foodbank is asking for donations of any non-perishable food items. For more info please contact, Zubair Seedat on 0161 770 4621; or David Tucker on 0161 770 8967;

Tameside East Foodbank - Tameside East Foodbank is collecting items. To find out more about Tameside East Foodbank call 0161 304 9308, email or visit

Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank - Contact details - Hattersley Baptist Church, Melandra Crescent, Hattersley, SK14 3RB. Mobile: 07901 786905; Email: or visit

Get help

Winter Pressures Project

Winter Pressures Project - The aim of the project is to support vulnerable people in Tameside during extreme cold weather / winter conditions. There are several luncheon clubs. Click here to download the poster. Action Together is helping to coordinate the collection and delivery of essential shopping to vulnerable people. To find out more, please contact Action Together on 0161 339 2345 or

Community transport

Miles of Smiles is a community transport scheme operating for use by residents of Tameside to reduce the number of missed health appointments. Action Together has a team of volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles to take people to and from health and wellbeing appointments. Click here to find out more about Miles of Smiles.


Street Support - Help people who are sleeping rough in Greater Manchester. Find advice on commonly asked questions about how to find help and give help to those facing homelessness in your area. Click here for Oldham information. Click here for Tameside information.

Homelessness in Oldham - Get help with finding housing if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Visit

Rough sleeping in Tameside - If you are sleeping rough or would like to report an issue of rough sleeping in your area visit

Emergency telephone numbers

Emergency telephone numbers in Oldham

In the event of unexpected major problem within the home or family call Social Services (out of hours): 0161 770 6936. Call in the event of unexpected major problem within the home or family
Homelessness (out of hours): 0800 988 7061
Police General Switchboard (24 hours): 101
Police emergencies (24 hours): 999

Emergency telephone numbers in Tameside

In the event of unexpected major problem within the home or family call Social Services (out of hours): 0161 342 2222
Homelessness (out of hours): 
Police General Switchboard (24 hours): 101
Police emergencies (24 hours): 999

National emergency telephone numbers

The Samaritans - Whatever you're going through, call The Samaritans free any time, from any phone to talk to someone confidentially on 116 123. The charity is there round the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You don't have to be suicidal to call The Samaritans. You can also email If you need a response immediately, it's best to call. For more information, visit

Childline - Call free on 0800 1111 if you are a younger person for the quickest way to get through to a counsellor. Talk to Childline from any phone for free without needing credit or it showing on the phone bill. For more information, visit

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. CALM is targeted at young men aged between 15 and 35, suffering distress due to mental health difficulties and / or drug dependency, but the helpline is open to anybody and calls will not show up on landline telephone bills. Need help? Call CALM helpline 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year 0800 58 58 58. For more information, visit

Hopeline UK - If you're a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide call: 0800 068 41 41; text: 0778 620 9697 or email: Opening hours Monday - Friday 10am - 10pm; Weekends 2pm - 10pm; Bank Holidays 2pm - 10pm. For more information, visit

NSPCC - If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact the professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice and support. Call 0808 800 5000 or email For more information, visit

Non emergency telephone numbers

Oldham Carers Centre - provides practical and emotional support, information and advice to unpaid carers in Oldham. Call 0161 770 1188.

Tameside Carer's Centre - provides those who look after someone in Tameside with information, advice, support and advocacy. The Centre is part of Tameside Council Services and works with partners to ensure Carers get the support they need. Opening times: Monday to Friday 11am – 2pm for drop-ins. Other times/visits by appointment. However it takes calls throughout Tameside Council office hours. Call 0161 342 3344. For more information, visit

Citizens Advice Bureau - provides free, confidential, impartial and independent advice and is open to everyone in the community. As part of Greater Manchester Adviceline the telephone number is 0300 3309 076. Lines open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. For more information, visit

Anxiety UK supports those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding. Infoline: 03444 775 774 Text Service: 07537 416905 Email: For more information, visit