Link Centre for Independent Living

The Link Centre is Oldham’s Centre for Independent Living, and hub of preventative activities and services.

It offers a large number of services, support groups and signposting facilities for residents with a disability or feel that they have vulnerability or some form of additional need, carers and professionals.

The Link Centre works with partners across health, voluntary, public and private sectors to help inform and support professionals to understand the range of facilities available.

The Link Centre has volunteers and trained staff so when you call in there will always be someone available to assist and direct you. 

Find a service at the Link Centre

The Link Centre currently has large number of services and groups which are provided by service users with lived experience, volunteers or charities. 

Alongside this provision there are a number of drop-in sessions which you can attend to get information on services from welfare rights to support with completing various forms. 

The majority of the groups, services and sessions are free of charge; although there may be a small contribution paid toward refreshments, outings or particular events. 

Due to their popularity some of the groups and services provided at the Link Centre do have waiting lists. Contact the reception team as soon as possible if you are interested in joining.

Room hire

The Link Centre has a relaxation room and physiotherapy/ fitness suite which can be booked along with a number of conference and meeting room facilities.

Computer Suites

The Link Centre has two computer suites where you can access computers for free. We have a number of volunteers in and around the IT suites that are on hand to support you.

Oldham Disability Information Point

The public, carers, services users and professionals can get information on a range of services available in Oldham for disabled people.

Independent Living Shop and Showroom

Age UK provides assistive technology demonstration rooms where you can try out and purchase assistive equipment.

The Sensory team also have equipment on display to assist those with a sensory impairment. 

Link Centre volunteer services

Whether you want to meet new friends or need help with daily tasks, our volunteers are here to help you.

Link Centre for Independent Living
140 Union Street
Oldham, OL1 1DZ
Tel 0161 770 4786
Fax 0161 770 4789