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Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.

What's your BMI?

You can find out if you or your child are a healthy weight by working out your Body Mass Index (BMI). You can easily check your BMI by using the BMI calculator on the NHS website (external link).

7 Day Access to a GP or Nurse

  The 7 day access to GP appointments provides evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments. While patients may not get to see their own doctor, the GP or nurse they do see, will still have access to the patient’s medical record (subject to their consent).

Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

The Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides expert and impartial advice about the education of service children. They support operational effectiveness through the provision of educational support to service and eligible MOD civilian families.

Breastfeeding in Rochdale

Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for babies. It also contains disease fighting vitamins and nutrients which can help protect children from illness throughout their lives. We want to encourage mums in the Rochdale borough to feel comfortable to take up breastfeeding and continue confidently for as…

Stop smoking clinics

For many people, stopping smoking can be the single most positive change they make to their health and wellbeing.

10 self-help tips to stop smoking

If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.

Non-Maintained Special Schools (NMSS)

NMSS are schools that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996 (external link). Usually children and young people attending these schools will have an education, health and care plan (EHCP). Places in NMSS have to be…

Training Membership

Our Membership Scheme offers discounts on all training courses, find out more below.

Visiting an optician

When you visit an optician for an eye test, you'll be examined by an ophthalmic practitioner or optometrist who is trained to recognise abnormalities and conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma. Ophthalmic practitioners will prescribe and fit glasses and contact lenses, and, if necessary, they…

Hearing loss

Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent. It often comes on gradually as you get older, but it can sometimes happen suddenly. See your GP if you notice any problems with your hearing so you can find out the cause and get advice on treatment.

HMRC Online Tax and Business Training for childminders

If you are currently working for yourself as a childminder, or are thinking of becoming one, you will need to consider how your self employed business will meet the requirements of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for taxation and National Insurance. As a self employed…

Early Help Assessment Training

Early Help Assessment (EHA) training is aimed at staff from both the children and adults workforce who in their day to day activity provides direct services to children, young people and/or parents/carers and will provide an overview of Rochdale Borough’s whole family approach to early help…

Private Fostering

A private fostering arrangement is one where children under the age of 16 or 18 in the case of disabled children, are cared for and provided with accommodation in the carer’s own home, by a carer who is not their parent or a close relative, does…

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) tips for family carers

Hft have published a list of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) tips for family carers of people with learning difficulties and/or autism. They are intended to make the process of completing the form as straight forward as possible, and help you complete it in a way…

Benefits of exercise

Exercise is the miracle cure we've always had, but for too long we've neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence. Whatever your age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.…

Blindness and vision loss

In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. Being told you have a visual impairment that can't be treated can be difficult to come to terms with. Some people go through a…

Work, Health and Skills Team

There are a range of services available, please see below for the different types of information and support.

Mental Health

Mental health services are free on the NHS, but in most cases you will need a referral from your GP to access them. There are some mental health services that will allow people to refer themselves. This commonly includes services for drug problems and alcohol…

8 tips for healthy eating

The following eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, they can help you make healthier choices.
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