Entries by Oldham Cares

The Matilda Challenge

A dancing GP is one of the breakout stars of a new ‘Matilda Challenge’ inspired video, launched to support this year’s Greater Manchester winter health campaign. Dr Danny Hedwat is joined by pharmacy manager Vanessa Tam and Manchester City Council’s Rolin Johnson in the short film, based on an iconic and much-mimicked scene from the […]

Focused Care team featured on ITV’s Tonight Programme

Mental health, homelessness and alcoholism are just some of the problems being tackled by a pioneering GP service here in Oldham. The Focused Care team at Hilltop and Hollinwood surgeries, both members of the Hope Citadel Group of GP practices, are working with some of our most vulnerable patients to help turn their lives around. […]

Locality Devolution Difference event

More than 350 delegates attended Oldham’s Locality Devolution Difference event on Monday 22 October – an event which marked the formal launch of Oldham Cares. The session set out what health and social care devolution means for Greater Manchester and provided the audience with details on how we are making it work in Oldham through speakers, case […]

Locality Devolution Difference

Join us at this exciting event where you will have the opportunity to find out what health and social care devolution means for Greater Manchester and how we are making it work here in Oldham. Through a series of speakers, case studies and videos we will share the vision for Oldham Cares. A marketplace will […]

Quit smoking with the right support for you

England’s 6 million smokers are being encouraged to take part in Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking challenge from Public Health England, which begins on 1 October 2018. Quitting smoking is easier with the right support. The most successful quit attempts are made with a combination of quit methods, so this year Stoptober is providing a […]

Link Centre opens with new purpose

Oldham Council has re-opened the doors of its newly refurbished Link Centre. The renovated venue provides accommodation for a range of groups and services that support those most in need with ground floor, accessible meeting spaces. It also provides office space for a number of health and social care services including a therapy hub and […]

Fast grants available to improve local communities

We‘re inviting residents and community groups with a great idea to improve their local area, to apply for a Fast Grant. Amounts available range from £50 – £500 and can be spent on – Improving a local area Running activities such as stay and play groups and arts and craft group Developing local talent and […]

LGA Adult Social Care and Wellbeing Consultation

Health and social care services are changing, not just in Oldham but nationally. Years of significant underfunding alongside rising demand and costs for care and support has pushed adult social care services to breaking point. That is why the Local Government Association is running a major national consultation to look at how to pay for […]