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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.

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in Rochdale

The vaccine rollout within the borough is being managed by Rochdale Health Alliance (our local GP Federation) and the Primary Care Networks. The council will be supporting the NHS to deliver it to as many people as quickly as possible. Please wait your turn and do not contact your GP. You will…

Community Champions

Community Champions are people from across the Rochdale Borough who make a positive difference by helping others. The service is delivered by The Big Life Group. They are real people, men and women of all ages and backgrounds who have the time, commitment and skills…

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…

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…

Training Membership

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

Work, Health and Skills Team

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

What to do if my child is unwell

Every parent or carer wants to know how to do what is best for their growing baby and to give them the best start in life. This resource aims to help you understand what to do and who to ask in a number of situations; including…

COVID-19: Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme

The government has set up a Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme. This is to support people on low incomes who are unable to work from home if they are told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace and will lose income as a result. The…

Support for families during Covid-19

We would like to say a huge thank you to families for staying at home and staying safe during these unusual circumstances. We appreciate how difficult this can be especially if you live with children and young people. We are here to help. There is…

Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

  The statutory guidance in this document is intended to help governing bodies meet their legal responsibilities and sets out the arrangements they will be expected to make, based on good practice. The aim is to ensure all children with medical conditions, in terms of…

Starting Primary School

The first key transition is when your child moves into reception class at primary school. Many children will be supported by the Early Years Team with this move into primary school or a special school. List of Primary Schools Apply for Primary School Place (external link)

Find a Childcare Provider

You can find a childcare by postcode, keyword search or area. With each provider you should be able to access contact details, opening hours, services provided and access to their latest Ofsted report.

Studying in the UK as a disabled student

In the UK, there’s no reason for disabled students not to pursue higher education. Despite still being very challenging to study as a disabled person, significant improvements have been made and universities are equally accessible to everyone. UK universities have a legal obligation to ensure disabled students get…

Breaks for children

Please see services below which are aimed for children and young people.

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.

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…

Employment and benefits support

If you are affected by coronavirus or its effect on the economy, there is a wide range of support available. Please see below for information about the changes the government has brought in to support people who are already claiming benefits, need to claim benefits, or are…

Non-Maintained Special Schools (NMSS)

NMSS are schools the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996. To read this section of the Education Act please see the government website (external link). Usually children and young people attending these schools will have an…

Mental Wellbeing while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important while staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19). You may feel bored, frustrated or lonely. You may also be low, worried or anxious, or concerned about your finances, your health or those…
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