Homeless-Friendly encourages organisations to lead the way in creating a cultural shift in how we view those without a permanent home and remind them they are a pivotal part of our society.
Here at Littletown Family Medical Practice we are proud to say we are supporters of Homeless Friendly and by being supporters this means that we have made a pledge.
- Help meet the needs of homeless people.
- Speak to homeless people with understanding and compassion.
- Examine our policies and procedures to ensure they are homeless–friendly.
- Train our staff to fully meet the needs of homeless people.
- Work with our partners and include and encourage them to care for the homeless.
- Act as a hub for our community in their efforts to help the homeless.
If you are an organisation and would like to know more about this non profit social enterprise please feel free to follow the link below:
If you or anyone you know is at risk of becoming homeless then there are services in the Oldham area that may be able to offer help and advice. Facing homelessness is stressful and in many cases, by taking the right action straight away, your homelessness can be avoided. Please follow the link below to the Oldham Councils website for more information.
If you or anyone you know are already homeless then please take a look at the list below of Emergency telphone numbers and Drop in Centres in the Oldham area.
Please remember that we do understand how difficult if may be to discuss your personal circumstances but we are here to help. If you do wish to speak to the GP regarding homelessness then please just contact the GP surgery or pop in to get more information. The first step is to talk about it.
Emergency Telephone Numbers in Oldham
- Social Services (out of hours): 0161 770 6936.
- Homelessness (out of hours): 0800 988 7061
- Police General Switchboard (24 hours): 101
- Police emergencies (24 hours): 999
Drop-in Centres in Oldham
The Salvation Army
Drop-in centre for homeless people every Friday 10am – 1pm.
203 Roundthorn Road
- Free drinks and snacks.
- Newspapers and board games.
- A listening ear and someone to talk to.
- Housing related advice.
- Accept referrals for food parcels from outside agencies.
Christchurch Church Hall
Drop-in centre for homeless people every Monday (apart from Bank Holidays) 1.00pm – 2.30pm.
(corner of Block Lane and Oxford Street)
- Free soup and sandwich.
- Advice and support available.
- ‘Food Store’ open Wednesday from 10.00am – 12.00pm (food parcels are given out to anyone who is homeless, or on benefits and engaged with drug/alcohol/mental health agencies).
The Welcome Centre
Drop-in centre 10.30am – 12noon every day (except Tuesday and Sunday).
St Aidan & Oswald RC Church
Phone: 0161 624 1322
- Free meals.
- Can provide clothing.
Failsworth Salvation Army Community Church
Not specifically aimed at homeless people (like the one at Roundthorn Road) but anyone who would otherwise be alone.
572 Oldham Road
Phone: 0161 682 0070
- Sometimes able to provide food parcels.
- Café on Mondays from 12noon and often provide meals free of charge to people who are in need.
The Welcome Project
A destitution project every Thursday 1.00pm – 3.00pm aimed at failed asylum seekers/asylum seekers awaiting benefits.
Oldham Baptist Church
Phone: 0161 624 1214
- Provide food parcels, bus fares, clothing and blankets.
- A place to socialise and meet others.
- Asylum seekers are required to show their paperwork.
Emergency food for local people in crisis. Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem. Open Tuesday to Thursday 11am – 2pm. Friday 11am – 4pm.
The Three crowns
1-3 Manchester Street
Phone: 0161 622 1061
Oldham Foodbank website – http://oldham.foodbank.org.uk
2 satellite Food Banks operate on a Monday between 11am – 2pm at South Chadderton Methodist Church, Thompson Lane, Chadderton OL9 8LX and Salvation Army, Shaw, OL2 8QY.
The Ancora Project aims to provide immediate help and ongoing support to the people of Oldham who are experiencing crisis.
People can access support by presenting at any of the hubs in person or by contacting Ancora by email or phone and arrange a meeting.
For information on the times and locations of the Hubs, please view the latest rota:
KeyRing website http://www.keyring.org/what-we-do/the-ancora-project
Phone: 0161 669 5868
Provide support around food aid, advice and signposting.
72 Yorkshire Street
Phone: 0161 660 6818
UKeff website http://www.ukeff.org/
Supporting families in need, the homeless and vulnerable. Provides weekly advice, hot meals and food parcels. Monday 12 – 2pm. Also hosts the One World Café where some people pay extra so that a homeless person can have a free meal.
The Unitarian Chapel
Connaught Street (off King Street roundabout)
Breakfast every Saturday 10am – 2pm. Free to the Homeless or anyone struggling financially.
Elim Foursquare Church
182 Greenacres Road
Impact Community Church Foodshare Project
Provide food parcels and furniture via self-referral. Monday 9:30am-1pm.
The Old Bank
358 Manchester Road
FareShare Community Café
Provides meals and food parcels for Homeless people and those struggling financially. Every Tuesday 11am-1pm.
Chadderton Community Church
East Oldham Methodist Church
28 Ripponden Road