This page contains links to other health and well-being services in Oldham and wider afield. This includes cancer support services, advice on finding a care home, services for older people and much more.
Age UK Oldham
Age UK Oldham aims to secure health and independence for local older people. They manage a full range of services that benefit older people. From providing information, support and advice about topics including pensions, benefits and care options, to traditional day care services, disability, mobility and healthcare aids, falls prevention classes and a life story project.
They also run preventative projects aimed at a more diverse population, including a handy-van service, shopping service and lunch clubs.
For more information about how they can help you or somebody you care for, please visit www.ageukoldham.org.uk or contact them on 0161 633 0213.
Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network
The Greater Manchester and Cheshire Cancer Network manages an extensive cancer information and support website. The website has a range of information about cancer and treatment for patients, their families, friends and carers.
As well as reliable and reputable content on more than 40 cancer types it also provides information on the support available after cancer treatment.
The content of the site, which is tailored specifically to people who live in the Greater Manchester and Cheshire area, includes:
Information about the common symptoms, tests and treatments for each cancer
- Cancer services delivered across the network and information on where you are likely to be treated
- Sources of information, advice and support around all aspects of cancer, in an area-wide directory
- Advice on living and coping with cancer and its side effects, including support groups and benefits
- Details about the network itself and how it is improving cancer services in your area
You can visit the website at: www.gmccn.nhs.uk/CancerInfo
Your Care Home
Your Care Home is a new web based resource for people looking to find residential, nursing, dementia, respite or day care homes for the elderly.
Their aim is to provide an extensive, independent, easy to use search facility to find a care home with up to date details and photos, and to direct you to the best help and advice on the internet giving them the unbiased information you need to make informed choices. You can visit the website at: www.yourcarehome.co.uk