Get some help

There are lots of organisations providing support for families in Oldham. A lot of these services are available to everyone. We also have some more specialised services for families who may have particular needs.

Services for everyone

The Essential Parent website has videos from medical, parenting and educational experts to answer all your questions and help expectant and new parents bond with their children during the early years and help those children grow into resilient, healthy and independent teenagers and adults.

You can find information about social groups, practical support or leisure activities on the Action Together website.

The Oldham Local Offer provides information on what is available in Oldham for children and young people and their families with special educational needs and/or a disability (SEND).

Specialised services

There are a range of specialist services which support children and families with specific needs. This includes the targeted early help team, who work with children and families with multiple and complex unmet needs. They typically provide support where support from other services has not enabled change to be made, and the family need more targeted help.

Family Workers in the Targeted Early Help team provide help to families on a range of issues. They help families to identify their own strengths and to achieve positive outcomes for themselves. Targeted support is typically for 3-6 months. 

Seeking support from targeted Early Help

Requests for support from Targeted Early Help are made through our online referral form

If you would like to discuss the most appropriate support for a child or family or have a concern about a child, please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub on 0161 770 7777 (Option 1, then Option 3).