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Free childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Rochdale Borough Council provides free early education places up to 15 hours per week for eligible 2 year olds from the term after their second birthday and all 3 and 4 year olds, from the term after their third birthday. Eligible 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to…

Greater Manchester Crisis Care Pathway

This is an exciting development that will make a real difference to children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis.   A young person experiencing a crisis may be a threat to themselves or others through self-harm, suicide or aggression. Or they…

Have your say on health services (Membership)

One of the guiding principles of being a foundation trust is that we are accountable to local people. To help with this, we invite people from the community to become members of Pennine Care. It’s free and open to anyone over the age of 16…

Help choosing childcare

When choosing childcare and an early education setting consider your family situation and main reason for needing childcare including: Your child's age. Sibling's schooling arrangements (location, finish times). Your family's work/study (flexibility, location and travel times). Any support you have from family and friends. Your financial situation (remember you…

Help with childcare costs

The government has introduced ways to help parents with childcare costs.  Whether you have toddlers or teens, you could get support. See the different types of support available below.

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale School Nursing Service

School nurses work with school age children and young people up to the age of 20 years, with the aim of ensuring they experience the very best health and wellbeing and can reach their full potential.

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…

How to register with a doctor

You have the legal right to choose a GP practice that best suits your needs. The GP practice must accept you, unless there are reasonable grounds to refuse you. These must not relate to race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation, appearance, disability or a…

How we're reducing family conflict

Rochdale is having a relationship revolution. We're working with partners on reducing family conflict and supporting families earlier so conflict doesn't lead to lasting damage for children, young people and parents. We've trained over 600 frontline staff so far to give them the skills to…

Male sexual problems

It's estimated 1 in 10 men has a problem related to having sex, such as premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction. Find out more through the links below.   Sexual problems can affect any man, whether he is straight, gay, bisexual or transgender.

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…

NHS Social Care and Support Guide

This guide is for you or someone you know if they need help with day to day living because of an illness or disability, it explains your options and where you can get support.

NHS stop smoking services help you quit

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good Did you know that wherever you live in the UK, you have easy access to a free service proven to help you stop smoking? Local stop smoking services staffed by expert advisers provide a range of proven…

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…

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…

Practitioners

This part of the website is for practitioners to access a range of information and resources relevant to their work with children, young people and families. Although some of the information is available to all, please ensure you log in to allow further information to be shared in a…

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…

Rochdale Boroughwide Early Years Settings Offer

Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Safe After School campaign

The Safe After School campaign is a new campaign launched to support parents with advice and guidance on out of school activities. Clubs, classes and tutorial sessions offer great ways for children and young people to develop their skills and confidence as well as having fun, but…

Safeguarding Children

The safety and welfare of all children - or safeguarding - is everyone's business. You could be a relative, neighbour, friend, parent, childminder, teacher or working for any organisation which has contact with children and young people. Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional, sexual abuse and…
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