Free school meals

If you are on a low income or claiming benefits you may be entitled to free school meals.

Food vouchers

Food vouchers are available for families of children eligible for means-tested Free School Meals, for school holiday periods in Spring, summer and Christmas 2023, and Easter 2024.

Children and family benefits

If your in or out of work there may be benefits you can claim to help support your family and cover child care costs.

Holiday activities and food programme

The Holiday Activities and Food Programme is a programme of funded activities during the school holidays:

School Uniform

Many schools across Oldham are running schemes to help and support with equipping your child with a school uniform.

Help to heat your home

Help to reduce energy bills and stay warm in winter.

Household Support Fund

Help for vulnerable people and families to get warm clothing and bedding, support if your struggling but aren't eligible for benefits, essential items for the elderly including food and fuel payments.

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.

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.