Entries by Oldham Cares

Breast pump donation to Royal Oldham NICU helps support new mums

The fantastic fundraising efforts of an Oldham Council officer has helped to provide a new breast pump for mums in the Neonatal Unit at The Royal Oldham Hospital. Council Officer, Babra Shaheen began fundraising for the Neonatal Unit at the hospital with family and friends last year and raised an impressive £2,500, which has been […]

Helping you stick to those new year’s resolutions

Eating well, moving more, drinking less and quitting smoking are common resolutions each new year – but they can be hard to stick to. Research from Public Health England shows that six out of 10 people (57 per cent) in England will make a healthy new years’ resolution. That’s why we’re supporting residents to continue […]

New year, new you

Ready for a new you January is the perfect time for a new start and we’re here to help discover a new you. With the right support and motivation you can make small changes to improve your health. How are you? Get a free, personalised health score by taking the How Are You quiz. It […]

Making sure no one feels alone this Christmas

Oldham Cares staff and Oldham Council officers and ward members are helping to contact thousands of vulnerable and elderly people to make sure they’re safe and well ahead of Christmas. The MioCare Group, which is responsible for delivering social care in Oldham and a key player in the Oldham Cares alliance, calls its Helpline and […]

Stay well this winter

Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or older, and people with long-term conditions such as COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, diabetes or heart or kidney disease. Being cold can raise the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. The cold and damp weather, ice, snow and […]

Oldham’s Community Transformation

Oldham is a co-operative borough that is working to build thriving communities, integrate services and to adopt an inclusive approach to Economic Growth. As part of this model we are adopting a whole population, whole system and placed based approach to early intervention and prevention. Read more on GOV.UK

The Big Alcohol Conversation

£1.3 billion: the staggering annual cost of alcohol to Greater Manchester revealed as Mayor Andy Burnham invites residents to have their say on tackling the harm Alcohol harm reaching further into our communities than commonly recognised, with higher earners the most likely to drink beyond recommended limits Thousands of Greater Manchester children living with alcohol-dependent […]