- Age UK Oldham -
- Choosing the Right Care and Support
- Day Care Service
- Disability, mobility and healthcare aids
- General advice, money and benefits
- Life Story
- Alzheimer's Society Dementia Support Service
- Gallery Oldham
- Link Centre for Independent Living
- Making Space - Dementia Activities Service
- Oldham Carers Centre
- Oldham Council Assessment, Reablement and Recovery Service
- Oldham Council Assistive Technology Services
- Oldham Council Helpline/Response Service
- Oldham libraries' support for dementia
- Oldham Local Studies and Archives
- Oldham Social Services
- Training opportunities for Oldham carers
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.
Our Day Care Centres provide a friendly and caring environment combined with opportunities for pursuing old and new interests.
Our More Mobile shop and Independent Living Showroom provide information, advice, equipment and gadgets that can help older people in the community stay independent.
Providing free, independent information and advice for people over 50 and their carers with a range of information covering general advice, local services, money and benefits.
Everyone’s story is unique and important. Our Life Story project works with older people to produce a personalised Life Story Book that can be shared with family, friends and carers.back to top
The Alzheimer’s Dementia Support Service offers information, support, signposting and guidance to a person with dementia or their carers and wider family or friends.
Their Dedicated Dementia Support Worker can provide you with expert practical advice and support to help you understand dementia, cope with the day-to-day challenges it brings and prepare for the future. This can include helping you to access other support services and build support networks within your community, aiming to help you feel supported to maintain independence and have choice and control over your life.
Phone: 07720 337 920
For many years Gallery Oldham has run successful reminiscence projects and activities. They are a dementia friendly gallery and museum and all of otheir staff have been trained as Dementia friends.
Making Memories is a new programme of arts activities, talks, performances and training to help the carers of people with Dementia.
It is all about introducing museums objects to people who may never visit a museum or gallery. These objects – a clog, rolling pin, a hat box or an old football programme – can inspire marvellous memories and truly creative responses.
Phone: 0161 770 4742
The Link Centre on Union Street, provides services that help people live independently. The centre is a friendly, safe building where all are welcome. The centre offers information, advice and signposting to a range of services. The centre has a number of support groups for people who have disabilities or are vulnerable and their carers. You don’t need a referral to use the services - just pop in!
Oldham, OL1 1DZ
Making Space provides specialist dementia care and support to hundreds of people across the country. Their services can support you to stay in your own home for as long as possible, helping you with daily living, personal care, keeping safe, and accessing local community groups and day services.
Being diagnosed with dementia is a daunting prospect, but having a diagnosis means that you can make plans and take positive steps to maintain your independence, plan for the future and ultimately live life to the full.
The service is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.
Phone: 07843 267 977
Phone: 07779 986 673
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Oldham Carers Centre provides practical and emotional support, information and advice to unpaid carers in Oldham.
- Carers Assessments on behalf of the local authority.
- One-to-one emotional support and guidance.
- Signposting and referrals to external agencies.
- Access to an advocacy service.
- Carers Counselling.
- Personal Budget
- Oldham Carers Emergency Support Scheme (OCESS). This is an emergency back up service that can provide up to 72 hours free care for the person you care for in the event of an emergency that prevents you from fulfilling your caring role.
Supports individuals, in their own home, to regain the skills needed to live as independently as possible and increase their confidence in their own abilities. This service works alongside other agencies to devise and deliver an appropriate programme of support.
Support is available for up to 6 weeks following a period of illness, disability or loss of confidence. The service will be appropriate for some people on discharge from hospital or when they are in danger of being admitted to hospital. To receive the service people must be assessed by Oldham Social Services as having an eligible need.
Phone: 0161 770 8246back to top
A range of gadgets are available to help people with dementia to continue to live in their own home and maintain an independent lifestyle, and to support their carers. Equipment can also be installed to assist in the assessment process to establish what care package is required and identify needs following concerns raised by others regarding someone’s safety in the home or a person’s deterioration in health.
Referrals to the service can be made between the hours of 8.40am - 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday, with a facility to respond to emergencies out of hours.
Phone: 0161 770 3497 / 0161 770 3498
A 24/7 service that provides clients with an alarm system, call monitoring service and responds to emergency calls when people have triggered their alarm to request help.
The client is given a personal alarm unit which connects them to specially trained staff in a control centre. In an emergency, you can summon help by pressing a button on the unit or a small portable button which can be attached to clothing, wrist strap or a neck cord. When you press the alarm, the operator at the control centre will be able to talk to you and assess the situation.
Phone: 0161 770 5189
Oldham Council Libraries have a range of resources to support people who live with dementia and their carers. Libraries can provide access to free and non-stigmatised community spaces with Health Information Points offering resources specifically to support those living with dementia, including Reading Well Books on Prescription, Dementia and Mood Boosting Books collections in each library.
Books on Prescription Dementia Titles offer information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories.
Library staff have received Enhanced Dementia Awareness Training.
Some of the libraries also host NHS Memory Service Drop-in Sessions, offering those concerned about memory a friendly chat and advice.
Phone: 0161 770 8000
This service is responsible for the preservation of historical material relating to the history of Oldham and District. They have an extensive collection of photographs; local newspapers back to 1854; and access to a wide range of family history resources such as the census, military and parish records.Oldham Local Studies and Archives is free to use.
For many years they have been actively assisting the Age UK Oldham Life Story programme and can offer valuable assistance to people with dementia and their carers in helping to compile family histories and aid in reminiscence therapy.
Phone: 0161 770 4654
Address: Oldham Local Studies and Archives, 84 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1DN
The Oldham Council website has information and advice on a range of services.
Help to live at home
- Equipment and adaptions
- Support to live at home
- Meals & nutrition
Choosing Somewhere to Live
- Care homes
- Housing with care and support
Getting out and about
- Blue Badges
Caring for someone
- Carers Assessments
- Carers Centre
- Financial help for carers
Disabilities and sensory loss
- Sight and hearing loss
- Learning disabilities and autism
Looking after myself and keeping healthy and safe
- Recovering from illness
- Mental health
- Drugs and alcohol treatment services
Arranging and paying for your social care
- Can I get care and support to live at home?
- What is a Personal Budget?
- What will I have to pay for care services?
You can ask for a Needs Assessment for yourself or someone you know which will carried out by a Social Care Professional to find out what help and support you need - like personal care, equipment or help in your home. After the assessment they will then help you to get the care you need.back to top
Oldham Council’s Development Academy runs a number of courses that are open to carers of people with dementia including:
- Tomorrow is another day (foundation level accredited) - This 3 day programme is an introduction to the practicalities of supporting people with dementia. It offers an insight into the everyday experience of people with dementia and aims to put the learner into the shoes of a person with dementia.
This information is provided by the individual service providers and is correct at time of publishing. This website is updated at regular intervals to reflect changes made. Please contact the service directly to confirm service details.
If you would like to inform Age UK Oldham of any changes please do so by email or telephone:
- 0161 622 9312
- 0161 622 9333
- 0161 622 9314