Early Help Oldham


About Early Help

Early Help is for individuals, households and families that need support to stop issues getting worse or reaching crisis point. The Early Help team works with people to develop skills to be more independent and self-reliant so that they are better able to help themselves. We have an assessment tool that helps families and workers to understand needs, where their strengths are, and where they may need help and support to make changes in their lives.

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Who is eligible?

Anybody who;

· Lives in Oldham and requires support with any issues they are encountering in their life.

How to access

· Self-referral by anyone living in Oldham by ‘phoning the Early Help phone line


· Agencies can also refer people into Early Help by contacting the Early Help by phone and / or submitting an Early Help referral form if they have completed the training

· Agencies can receive training to use the Early Help assessment tool, helping them to understand the needs within households and create plans for resolving issues 

Early Help support

The Early Help team is available to support agencies to understand the new Early Help offer and how to access it. The team will provide support regarding when and how to make appropriate referrals, provide feedback following a referral, and provide support and advice about the completion of assessment and action planning. The team can be contacted on the details below.

Contact the Service

Early Help: 0161 770 6672

Make a referral online: Early Help online referral form

Additional Specific Support

Specific Support has also been put in place for:

Free 2 year old nursery places

Free Health Checks

Free Stop Smoking Support

Please telephone 0800 288 9008 if you would like further information on any of these


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