Entries by Web Team

Fast Grants applications reopen to improve local communities

Do you have a great idea on how to improve your local area? Oldham Cares is once again inviting residents and communities to come forward with their suggestions as the applications to receive Fast Grants reopen. With amounts available from £50 to £500, this funding, which is designed to bring communities together, could be spent […]

Results of the Adult Social Care consultation

In December 2018, we contacted 4,962 existing users of adult social care services, to ask for views on their current experience with the service. Residents of Oldham were also invited to share their views on Adult Social Care Services. We received 337 responses. Below is a summary of the key findings of the responses received […]

Social Action Fund launches to reduce social isolation and loneliness

Oldham Cares is launching a new Social Action Fund to tackle social isolation and loneliness in communities across the borough. Around 10 per cent of local residents across all ages currently self-identify as being lonely. That is a figure mirrored nationally and leads to impacts on health and mortality which are as important as other […]

Thanks a million to a wonderful service

An Oldham grandma has praised health and social care professionals for improving her husband’s quality of life. Dorothy Barcroft and her husband, Brian, live in Shaw. Following a fall at home, Brian needed a period of care and support to help him get back to his usual self. Thanks to the Oldham Rapid Community Assessment […]