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Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is a grant provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to help low-income households experiencing financial hardship.

This fund has been extended to 31 March 2024 and full details on the support available to Oldham residents can be found on the Household Support Fund page.

Help with food

Food support in and around Oldham for any resident who needs it.

Oldham Foodbank

Emergency food for local people in crisis.

Local Welfare Provision

You may be eligible for Local Welfare Provision to help you meet short-term emergency or immediate support needs or establish or maintain a home in the community.

Homelessness 

If you are homeless now or think you will be homeless soon the most important thing is to get advice as soon as possible.

Mental health

Whatever you're going through, there are people you can talk to any time.

Warm Banks

We have a number of Warm Banks available across our local libraries and community centres that you can visit to keep warm at no cost.

Oldham Credit Union

Simple, affordable, flexible loans of £100 – £10,000 

One Oldham Fund

Grants between £200 and £1,000 are available for informal groups and members of Action Together in Oldham’s voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise sectors (VCFSE) who are supporting Oldham residents during the Cost of Living Crisis.