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Latest information and advice

If you have limited access to the internet or need support to use it you can visit the following places for help:

Access Oldham

  • Access Oldham - Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UT (For Sat Navs use OL1 1NL)
  • Telephone: 0161 770 3000

There are various facilities within Access Oldham which include:

  • Free phone (to access Council services).
  • Internet (to access Council services).
  • Interview rooms with wheelchair access.
  • Loop system.

Children's Centres

Your local children’s centre can offer support and guidance.

Colleges, Schools and Childcare providers

Your child’s college, school or childcare provider can provide you with information on their Local Offer. Speak to their Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).

The SENCO ensures all students with learning disabilities are well equipped to obtain the right help and support they need.


All our libraries have computers which are free to use. To use them you need to be a library member. Joining the library is quick, simple and free of charge.

All our libraries are UK Online Centres. Every library has at least one computer with Supernova (software for people with a visual impairment).

For more information and to find your nearest library contact:


Telephone: 0161 770 8000

Oldham Parent Carer Forum

We are an independent service to the Local Authority, Education and Health Services in Oldham, but we work in close partnership with them.  Many of our parents and carers sit on planning and commissioning meetings regularly with the Local Authority, Education and Health providers across the borough and represent the views of parents and carers to shape and design policy, look at what's working well and what can be improved. 

Oldham SEND Information and Advice Support Service (SENDIASS)

Oldham SEND IAS Service exists to help parents and carers of children who have, or may have, special educational needs and/or disabilities; and children and young people themselves, in matters relating to their Education, Health or Social Care provision