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#Andysmanclub

Local Offer
Support group for Men
We are talking groups for men because… You’ve either been through a storm, currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in your life.

Age

From 18 years old
Oasis Academy, OL8 4JZ
Updated: 30/07/2020
Find out more about #Andysmanclub

Action for sick children

Local Offer
Children and young people’s health services

Age

From 0 to 16 years old
0161 486 6788
Updated:17/03/2020
Find out more about Action for sick children

ADDISS - The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

Local Offer
Support and advice service
Providing people-friendly information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Age

Any age
020 8952 2800
Updated: 17/03/2020
Find out more about ADDISS - The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

Adult Social Care

Local Offer
Support and advice council service
Help for people who need practical support due to illness, disability, old age or a low income.

Age

From 18 years old
0161 770 7777
Updated: 17/09/2019
Find out more about Adult Social Care

Ambitious about Autism - Parents and carers

Local Offer
Autism support and advice for Parents and carers

Age

From 16 to 25 years old
020 8815 5444
Updated: 19/03/2020
Find out more about Ambitious about Autism - Parents and carers

Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area (ASGMA)

Local Offer
Due to Covid-19 please contact us to check if our activity is running. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
ASGMA offer a number of events and activities throughout the year for 10 - 18+ years old

Age

From 10 years old
0161 866 8483
Updated: 03/07/2020
Find out more about Autistic Society Greater Manchester Area (ASGMA)

Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service

Local Offer
Support and advice
See Hear Respond is a service provided across England by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
0800 151 7015
Updated: 18/08/2020
Find out more about Barnardo’s ‘See Hear Respond’ service

Barrier Breakers (Commissioned Short Break)

Local Offer
Due to Covid-19 please contact us to check if our activity is running.
Social group for disabled people
Young people can have fun with friends and work on issues that affect children and young people with additional needs.

Age

From 11 to 25 years old
0161 770 3120
The Civic Centre, OL1 1 UT
Updated: 03/07/2020
Find out more about Barrier Breakers (Commissioned Short Break)

Breathe Easy Oldham

Local Offer
Support and advice group for people with breathing difficulties
Regular speakers and social activities, for people with respiratory/lung problems. Meets first Tuesday of every month, 1pm to 3.pm.

Age

From 21 years old
0300 303 0253
Hadfield Street, OL8 3BP
Updated:11/09/2019
Find out more about Breathe Easy Oldham

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
0161 770 4187
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
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
0161 770 4786
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
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)
0161 770 4151
Hamilton Street, OL4 1DB
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)
0161 770 4151
Hamilton Street, OL4 1DB
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
0170 652 5361
Dale Street, OL16 3NJ
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
0161 770 3873
Various venues
Updated: 07/11/2019
Find out more about Day Care Support Group

Disability Rights UK

Local Offer
Information and advice

Age

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

Disabled Living

Local Offer
Information and Advice

Age

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

Down's Syndrome Family Support Group (DSWestPennine)

Local Offer
Due to Covid-19 please contact us to check if our activity is running. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Support group for carers
The group offers families with a child with Down's Syndrome the chance to meet, get mutual help and support and to share information.

Age

Any age
Foxdenton Lane, OL9 9QR
Updated: 06/11/2019
Find out more about Down's Syndrome Family Support Group (DSWestPennine)

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

K.O.G.S. (Keeping Our Girls Safe)

Local Offer
Building confidence and self-esteem
07491 068 364
Updated: 07/05/2019
Find out more about K.O.G.S. (Keeping Our Girls Safe)

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
Helpline - 0845 519 4116 Stockport group 0161 426 5481
Stockport, SK4 5BP
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
0300 003 7007
Golden Lane, EC1Y 0RT
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
0161 770 7777
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
Updated: 12/09/2019
Find out more about Oldham Carers' Services

Oldham Diabetes Voluntary Support Group

Local Offer
Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Support and advice group
A group run by people who have diabetes, providing help, advice and support to fellow sufferers, their families, friends and carers.

Age

18 years upwards
0161 300 4488
13 Primrose Bank, OL8 1HQ
Updated: 07/07/2020
Find out more about Oldham Diabetes Voluntary Support Group

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

Oldham Stoma Support Group

Local Offer
Support group for people with Ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy
Support for anyone with a colostomy, urostomy or ileostomy. Information and updates on new products and changes in the NHS.

Age

Any age
0779 995 9242
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
Updated: 25/09/2019
Find out more about Oldham Stoma Support Group

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

Once upon a smile children's bereavement support group

Local Offer
Children's Bereavement Charity
Children's Bereavement Charity

Age

up to 18 years old
0161 711 0339
Sidley House, M16 9HQ
Updated: 09/08/2019
Find out more about Once upon a smile children's bereavement support group

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

Positive Steps - Oldham Young Carers

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
0161 621 9400
Union Street, OL1 1DJ
Updated: 29/07/2020
Find out more about Positive Steps - Oldham Young Carers

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Local Offer
Support for seriously ill children and their families

Age

From 0 to 18 years old
0161 628 2194
Updated: 09/10/2020
Find out more about Rainbow Trust Children's Charity

Rehab Jigsaw Limited

Local Offer
Specialist Support

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
03333 440783
Updated: 17/12/2019
Find out more about Rehab Jigsaw Limited

Respect for all - Counselling

Local Offer
For Autistic People, People with Learning Disabilities, and Their Families and Carers
We believe that each person is unique and has potential. We show our respect through taking the time and effort to communicate with clients at a pace and in a way that is both helpful and empowering.
0161 532 4075
Updated: 03/07/2020
Find out more about Respect for all - Counselling

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
0161 503 1551
Middleton Road, OL9 9LB
Updated: 03/07/2020
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
0300 330 9256
Wakefield, Yorkshire
Updated: 23/12/2019
Find out more about Sense Children's Specialist Services

Shelter

Local Offer
Housing support and advice
Immediate and practical assistance with housing issues, debt, and welfare benefits.

Age

From 16 years old
0344 515 1640
Samuel Ogden Street, M1 7AX
Updated: 15/04/2020
Find out more about Shelter

The Proud Trust

Local Offer
Support Group
The Proud Trust is the home of LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans + other identities such as asexual. intersex.
0161 660 3347
Updated: 29/07/2020
Find out more about The Proud Trust

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

TOG MIND (Tameside, Oldham & Glossop)

Local Offer
Mental health support and advice service
An innovative and dynamic organisation promoting wellbeing, and the improvement of mental health services.

Age

From 8 years old
0161 330 9223
Union Street, OL1 1DJ
Updated: 06/04/2020
Find out more about TOG MIND (Tameside, Oldham & Glossop)

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 13 years upwards
07512 772 770
Updated: 07/07/2020
Find out more about VI Talk

Witherslack Group

Local Offer
Specialist education and care
We provide inspirational education and care to children and young people, resulting in life changing experiences and countless stories of success.
Updated: 31/07/2020
Find out more about Witherslack Group

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
0161 956 2081
Various
Updated: 03/04/2020
Find out more about Wraparound