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 […]
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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 […]
A fantastic new sensory space has been officially opened by the Mayor of Oldham, Cllr Javid Iqbal in the Children’s A&E Department at The Royal Oldham Hospital, thanks to grant funding received from SicKids Charity and The Royal Oldham League of Friends. The new sensory space is a colourful cubicle in the paediatric area of […]
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 […]
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 […]
Santa urges Oldham’s over 65s to get their jab done before flu season gets going… Santa took a break from grotto duties this week and got his free flu jab to make double sure he’s on top-form for the festive season. As with all over 65s, Santa is eligible for a free flu vaccination, available now from pharmacies […]
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
£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 […]
Hear from Karl Dean, Managing Director of the MioCare Group explaining how different health and social care organisations are working together to deliver local care, allowing people to be healthier and living independently for longer.