- Phone: 0161 770 7007
Call the helpline if you are:
- at most risk of the effects of Coronavirus (sometimes known as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable);
- are self-isolating due to having Coronavirus or because they have come into close contact with someone who has Coronavirus
- are experiencing changes in their circumstances as a result of Coronavirus.
9am – 5pm on weekdays
Closed on Saturday and Sunday
Breakthrough UK has set up a text service for people who cannot or prefer not to speak to the Helpline team over the phone. Please contact them via text on 07860 022876.
Texts will be responded to where possible within 24 hours, Monday to Friday.
If you need food, we can talk to you about several options that are available including supermarket deliveries and Age UK Oldham’s fresh and frozen food or ready meals, all with free delivery.
You can phone the Helpline if you are worried about money as a result of change in circumstances brought about by Coronavirus.
We will listen as you explain your circumstances and will work with you to suggest a range of financial support that you may be eligible for.
It is normal during these uncertain and unusual times to feel anxious or low.
Help is available and you can phone us if you are concerned about your wellbeing.
We can talk to you about a number of organisations here in Oldham who can help.
If you have been told to isolate, and you need prescription medicine, contact your pharmacy as they have a duty to deliver to you.
If that's not possible, contact the NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme for free on 0808 196 3646.
If you are worried that you, your family or friends are at risk of harm, do not hesitate to call the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0161 770 7777.