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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.

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…

Asthma

Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also appear for the first time in adults. There's currently no cure for asthma, but there are simple treatments that…

Living with asthma

With treatment, most people with asthma can live normal lives. There are also some simple ways you can help keep your symptoms under control.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

NHS 111 Service (Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999)

NHS 111 is a service that was introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can contact them when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy…

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…

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…

Complex Early Help and Safeguarding hub

The Complex Early Help and Safeguarding hub is Rochdale’s main front door or main point of access to children’s social care. All concerns regarding a child or young person suffering or at risk of significant harm should be reported.  

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.

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…
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