We are committed to ensuring that you have access to the same life opportunities as young people who haven’t experienced the care system.

To do this, we offer a wide range of support to make the transition easier:

Oldham Community Leisure Active card

Oldham Community Leisure are offering all children in care and their carers a free Oldham Active Card. The card entitles the child or carer to significant savings on sport and leisure activities across all OCL facilities. All you have to do is to complete the Oldham Active Card application form and return them to:

Bernadette Deakin
Participation Officer
Looked after Children & Care Leavers
Room 222 Youth Council Offices
Civic Centre
West Street

If you are unsure about any of the services that we offer and what you are entitled to, please contact the After Care Team:

Care leavers and the local offer

The local offer for care leavers in Oldham has been developed in partnership with local services and care leavers. The offer aims to explain as a corporate parent Oldham services, which can support care leavers.

A care leaver is someone aged 25 and under who has been looked after by the local authority is their corporate parent. To be able to get the support from the local offer you must have been in care for at least 13 weeks after your 14th birthday and some of those 13 weeks must have been after your 16th birthday

Passport to Independent living

A guide has been developed by young people in care to help you as you leave care to develop your skills and knowledge to live independently.