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Choosing the Right Care and Support

  • Location: Age UK Oldham
  • Price: Free
Call 0161 622 9314 for more info

Age UK Oldham
10 Church Lane
United Kingdom

Independent information and support in finding suitable care within the community or in a care home.

Choosing the right care and support

This service provides independent information and support to anyone who requires assistance finding suitable care within the community or in a care home in Oldham.

We can offer practical help and support you with the issues surrounding moving into a care home or give you advice to find out and access other services which will help you to stay living independently in the community for as long as is possible.

Our service is free, impartial and confidential.

We offer:
• Advice on what you need to do if you feel that you or someone you care for needs help.
• One to one support and advice provided by experienced staff to explain your options and help you to make your own decisions regarding your future care.
• A recognised list of care providers - to help you stay living independently in the community
• A range of in-depth factsheets which deal with some of the care related issues which may affect you or someone you are caring for
• A useful information pack if you are considering moving into a care home
• Full details on the care homes in the Oldham area
• Access to current inspection reports on all care providers
• Help finding out about the current bed vacancies in care homes
• Help addressing specific financial concerns you may have when paying for care either in your own home or in a care home
• Advice on claiming all the benefits you are entitled to
• An explanation of the housing options available to you
• Accompanied visits to alternative accommodation, if appropriate
• Coordination of suitable transport to view accommodation, if appropriate

Accessing this service

Telephone / email advice available from: 9.00am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact details:
• Christine Coupe - Project Coordinator
• Telephone: 0161 622 9314 / 07808 323074
• Email:

If the telephone lines are busy, please leave your name and contact details and staff will call you back.

Choosing the right care factsheet

Care home info sheets & CQC inspection reports:

Care Quality Website

Choosing somewhere to live (Oldham Council):

Care Homes general info

Finding and arranging social care:

Housing Choices:

Current Care Home Vacancy List

Download our list of the current care home my vacancies