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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.

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…

8 tips for healthy eating

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

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…

NHS - Tips on cutting down on alcohol

If you reguarly drink more than 14 units a week, try these simple tips to help you cut down. Fourteen units is equivalent to six pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine.

Secretary of State Approved Institutions

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014, allows the Secretary of State, by order, to publish a list of approved independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools – England and Wales and Special Post-16 institutions) for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of…

Childcare Providers - Sign up to receive Tax Free Childcare

Tax Free Childcare is a government scheme to help working families with their childcare costs. The scheme will allow parents to open online childcare accounts to pay their registered childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in to these accounts, the government will contribute…

Female sexual problems

Many women have problems with sex at some stage in their life. Here's a look at some forms of female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and advice on where to get help if it affects you. According to the Sexual Advice Association, sexual problems affect around 1 in 3…

Domestic Violence and Abuse - Where to find help

In Rochdale borough, domestic violence and abuse affects thousands of adults and children each year. Here you can find advice, information and services for: Victims of domestic abuse Children and young people who are living with domestic abuse People who are worried someone might be living in…

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…

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…
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