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Autizma

Local Offer
Support and advice for people with a learning disability or autism
Support and training to families, organisations, and professionals to improve services for people with autism and learning disabilities.

Age

Any age
Ashley Lane, M9 4NQ
07956 002 933 or 07950 940 030
Updated: 20/03/2020
Find out more about Autizma

Carers for Positive Change

Local Offer
Support group for carers of people with a learning disability
If you care for someone with a learning disability, whether you're a family member or a professional, we can help.

Age

Any age
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
0161 770 4187
Updated: 24/09/2019
Find out more about Carers for Positive Change

Carers Support Group

Local Offer
Support group for carers feeling stress or depression
Learn how to deal with negative thinking, stay positive and to think things through with like-minded people.

Age

Any age
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
0161 770 4786
Updated: 12/09/2019
Find out more about Carers Support Group

Cerebra

Local Offer
Children with a brain condition: Support and Advice service
Charity for children with neurological conditions and brain injuries offering direct, ongoing support and funding vital research.

Age

From 0 to 16 years old
0800 328 1159 (freephone)
Updated: 13/09/2019
Find out more about Cerebra

Community Mental Health Team: East

Local Offer
Support and advice service
Support for people with severe mental health problems and consideration for carers’ needs; risk assessment and management.

Age

Any age (up to 65 years old)
Hamilton Street, OL4 1DB
0161 770 4151
Find out more about Community Mental Health Team: East

Community Mental Health Team: West

Local Offer
Support and advice service
Support for people with severe mental health problems and consideration for carers’ needs; risk assessment and management.

Age

Any age (up to 65 years old)
Hamilton Street, OL4 1DB
0161 770 4151
Find out more about Community Mental Health Team: West

Contact for families with disabled children

Local Offer
Disabled children: support and advice service
Charity that supports families with disabled children.

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
0808 808 3555 (free helpline)
Updated: 11/09/2019
Find out more about Contact for families with disabled children

Crossroads Care in Greater Manchester

Local Offer
Support and advice for carers
Supporting anyone who cares for someone with a physical or sensory disability, learning difficulty, or chronic illness.

Age

Any age
Dale Street, OL16 3NJ
0170 652 5361
Find out more about Crossroads Care in Greater Manchester

Day Care Support Group

Local Offer
Support group for carers
Have your say, share ideas with other carers, and take part in question and answer sessions.

Age

From 18 years
Various venues
0161 770 3873
Updated: 07/11/2019
Find out more about Day Care Support Group

Disability Rights UK

Local Offer
Information and advice

Age

Any age
East Bay Lane, E20 3BS
0330 995 0400
Update: 13/06/2019
Find out more about Disability Rights UK

Disabled Living

Local Offer
Information and Advice

Age

Any age
Priestley Rd, M28 2LY
0161 607 8200
Updated: 06/11/2019
Find out more about Disabled Living

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Local Offer
Support, Information and Advice

Age

From 16 years old
0808 800 0082 (Freephone) 0808 800 0084 (Text phone)
Updated: 06/11/2019
Find out more about Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Healthwatch Oldham

Local Offer
Independent champion for people who use health and social care services

Age

From 18 years old
0161 622 5700
Updated: 19/07/2019
Find out more about Healthwatch Oldham

I CAN

Local Offer
Young people's education and care, support and assessment
Working with the people who educate, care for, support and advise 0 - 19 year olds and their and families.

Age

From 4 to 19 years old
020 7843 2544
Updated: 18/11/2019
Find out more about I CAN

Independent Living Brokerage Partnership (ILBP Ltd)

Local Offer
Support Group
Brokerage Firm · In-Home Service - Direct Payments Team - Payroll - Pensions - Support

Age

Any age
Various
01706 249 595
Updated: 07/06/2019
Find out more about Independent Living Brokerage Partnership (ILBP Ltd)

M.E. Support Group

Local Offer
Support and advice group for people with ME
The nearest support group to Oldham. Aims to improve the quality of life for all ME sufferers, their families and carers.

Age

Any age
Stockport, SK4 5BP
Helpline - 0845 519 4116 Stockport group 0161 426 5481
Updated: 23/08/2019
Find out more about M.E. Support Group

Mencap

Local Offer
Support, advice and professional care at home
Home care support

Age

Any age
Golden Lane, EC1Y 0RT
0300 003 7007
Updated: 22/11/2019
Find out more about Mencap

My Adult - Still My Child

Local Offer
Information and advice

Age

From 16 years old
0808 8088 100 (free helpline)
Updated: 29/11/2019
Find out more about My Adult - Still My Child

National Autistic Society

Local Offer
Support and advice

Age

All ages
0808 800 1050
Updated: 13/09/2019
Find out more about National Autistic Society

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

Local Offer
Support and advice service for childhood deafness and hearing loss
Free information on childhood hearing loss including: education, audiology, benefits, technology, communication, parenting.

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
0808 800 8880 or 020 7014 5919
Updated: 29/11/2019
Find out more about National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

Oldham Carers Services

Local Offer
Support and advice for carers
A range of services, support, information and advice for carers.

Age

Any age
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
0161 770 7777 option 4
Updated: 12/09/2019
Find out more about Oldham Carers Services

Oldham Parent Carer Forum (POINT)

Local Offer
Parent/carer forum

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
0161 503 1555
Updated: 23/04/2019
Find out more about Oldham Parent Carer Forum (POINT)

Oldham Parent Carer Forum (POINT) - Dads supporting SEND

Local Offer
Support and advice group

Age

To support families with children and young people 0 to 25 years old
0161 503 1555
Updated: 12/11/2019
Find out more about Oldham Parent Carer Forum (POINT) - Dads supporting SEND

Oldham Parent Carer Forum (POINT) - Tea and Toast

Local Offer
Support and advice group

Age

To support families with children and young people 0 to 25 years old
0161 503 1555
Updated: 13/02/2019
Find out more about Oldham Parent Carer Forum (POINT) - Tea and Toast

Oldham SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

Local Offer
Information and Advice Support Service
High quality information, advice and support for parents, carers, children and young people with a special educational need or disability.

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
Middleton Road, OL9 9LB
0161 503 1540
Updated: 05/12/2019
Find out more about Oldham SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

Oldham Support Group for Carers of Children and Adults with Autism (OSCA)

Local Offer
Support and advice for parents and carers
A local support group for the families of people with autism and related conditions.

Age

Any age
Connaught Street, Oldham
07365 772 711
Updated: 10/12/2019
Find out more about Oldham Support Group for Carers of Children and Adults with Autism (OSCA)

Oldham Young Carers (Positive steps)

Local Offer
Short breaks for carers/people they care for
Young Carers work holistically alongside other family services, providing you and your family with different levels of support.

Age

From 8 to 18 years old
Union Street, OL1 1DJ
0161 621 9400
06/12/2019
Find out more about Oldham Young Carers (Positive steps)

Parkinson's UK Oldham Branch

Local Offer
Support and advice group
We advise to Parkinson’s sufferers, their carers and family. We help people live an independent life and can help fund respite care.

Age

Any age
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
0161 682 3010 or 07913 559 432
Updated: 26/09/2019
Find out more about Parkinson's UK Oldham Branch

Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC)

Local Offer
Support and advice service
Support to any child who has a visual difficulty. We can help apply for benefits, equipment and holidays.

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
020 3198 0225
Updated: 17/12/2019
Find out more about Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC)

Scope

Local Offer
Support, Information and Advice

Age

All ages
0808 800 3333
Updated: 13/06/2019
Find out more about Scope

SEND Workshops & Training Service

Local Offer
Support for Carers

Age

Parents and carers of children and young people from 0 to 25 years old
Middleton Road, OL9 9LB
0161 503 1551
Updated: 03/07/2019
Find out more about SEND Workshops & Training Service

Sense Children's Specialist Services

Local Offer
Support and advice for people affected by deafblindness
Supporting and campaigning for deafblind people. Tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services.

Age

From 0 to 20 years old
Wakefield, Yorkshire
0300 330 9256
Updated: 23/12/2019
Find out more about Sense Children's Specialist Services

The VICTA Parent Network

Local Offer
Online support for people with a visual impairment
Through Scarlett's Eyes is an online support and information sharing network.

Age

From 0 to 29 years old
01908 240 831
Updated: 06/04/2020
Find out more about The VICTA Parent Network

VI Talk

Local Offer
Support and advice for blind and partially sighted people
Supporting blind and partially sighted people, their families and friends, and those who works in the field of visual impairment.

Age

From 12 years old
0161 298 8255 (voicemail number)
Updated: 03/04/2020
Find out more about VI Talk

Wraparound

Local Offer
Support Service
Wraparound offers a whole system, whole family support agency all about improving outcomes for children and young people with Special Needs.

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
Various
0161 956 2081
Updated: 03/04/2020
Find out more about Wraparound