Oldham Winter Warriors – we need you

  • This winter we want to find our Oldham Winter Warriors and say thank you to them for helping their families, friends, neighbours, colleagues, patients or service users to get through the coldest season with a warm smile and a friendly helping hand.
  • We know that our communities are full of amazing individuals who go the extra mile every winter, whether that be at home, at work or in their local neighbourhoods. And we want to tell their stories, acknowledge their efforts and say thank you for the little things they do that make a big difference.
  • The campaign, supported by NHS Oldham, Oldham Council and a variety of community and voluntary organisations across the Borough as part of the Oldham Cares Alliance, aims to recognise individuals, teams, groups and local services who help people stay safe and well during winter – and keep Oldham going when the going gets tough.

Do you know an Oldham Winter Warrior?

  • You might have a carer in your family who looks after you, or a neighbour who regularly pops in to see how you’re doing when the temperatures drop. You might be thinking about a clinical person, someone from the council, or a member of your local school or religious organisation who you know helps people that need a boost during the coldest season.
  • There are no strict categories or criteria, we want to hear from anyone who you think is deserves the title of being an ‘Oldham Winter Warrior’ and who you think deserves to be recognised for their contribution.

Nominate a Oldham Winter Warrior to win £100 Amazon voucher


Tell us who your Oldham Winter Warrior is and how they’ve helped someone this Winter by…

Tell us who they are, why they’re an Oldham Winter Warrior, and whereabouts in Oldham they’re making a difference.

Send us your stories, photos and videos using the hashtag #OldhamWinterWarrior and we will do the rest.

We’ll collect all of your stories and share them across social media, and if your Oldham Winter Warrior stands out from the rest they stand a chance of receiving a £100 Amazon voucher, as a reward for their warrior like efforts.

It’s easy to become an Oldham Winter Warrior.

You don’t have to nominate someone to get involved with the Oldham Winter Warrior campaign, you can sign-up too by telling us what you are doing to help keep Oldham going this winter (don’t worry if you can’t promise to do them all, if we all do #ourbit then we’ll all win the battle against the cold weather):

You and your loved ones – keep your family healthy and happy

  • Get your flu jabs
  • Be prepared for winter
  • Keep warm and well at home
  • Choose the right care from the right place at the right time when needed

Your neighbours – teamwork makes the dream work

  • See if your neighbour needs any help or anything bringing in
  • Help keep drives and pathways clear of snow and rubbish
  • Pop in for a cuppa or knock on and make sure their house is warm
  • Be mindful of neighbours who are on their own or vulnerable this winter

Being prepared – make sure you’re ready for anything

  • Keep an eye on the weather
  • Make sure you have your medication and your medicine cabinets are stocked for winter
  • Plan your journeys: keep up to date with transport links and traffic reports
  • Consider your plans and adapt them if you need to, your safety comes first

Services to support you this winter


Pharmacy First

Our Pharmacy teams are available all winter to support you and your family with healthcare advice, support and over the counter medication and treatment.

Choose the right care path for your little one

Finding the right care for your child can be stressful, but don’t panic. We can help you choose the right pathway quickly.

Download the free app:

GP practices

Our 44 GP practices are open from 8am until 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

All practices offer same day appointments for children age 5 and under, and many offer a number of same day urgent appointments as well as bookable slots too.

7 Day Access

GP appointments are now available at selected locations in Oldham from

6:30pm – 8pm Monday to Friday

10am – 2pm Saturday & Sunday

Anyone registered with an Oldham GP will be able to choose from the appointments available across the borough. This is not walk-in service. These non-urgent and routine appointments must be booked in advance and may not be with your own GP.

Walk In Service

Services are available between 8am and 8pm seven days a week including all Bank Holidays. The service is located on the Ground Floor in the Oldham Integrated Care Centre, next to the bus station in Oldham town centre. Patients travelling by car can park free in the ICC car park. Patients need to get their ticket stamped when they book into reception and leave the car park straight after their appointment.

Social care services

If you think a family member, friend or neighbour might need support to live at home you can find out more about the services we offer

Winter in Oldham

School closures, road closures and other FAQ’s to help get through winter in Oldham: