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Positive Steps

Positive Steps is a charitable trust that delivers a range of targeted and integrated services for young people, adults and families that recognises the diversity of the people with whom we work.

What we do

We provide a range of information, advice, guidance and employability support for young people in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

For young people aged 13 to 19, we provide a range of opportunities to help them make a smooth transition to adulthood and working life through services delivered in schools, colleges and in the local community

Our services

We deliver a comprehensive, integrated range of services which help young people, adults and families reach their full potential. These include:

  • Family Support – Help for families in Oldham who have difficulties such as housing, money, parenting, confidence, looking for work or health related issues.

  • Careers Guidance – We provide the careers information, advice and guidance service in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.

  • Missing From Home Support – We ensure young people who go missing in Oldham are independently interviewed within 72 hours of us finding out about it.

  • Oldham Young Carers – One to one and respite activities for young people who are carers to a parent sibling or other family member.

  • Integrated Health – Substance misuse, sexual health and healthy schools services in Oldham.

  • Volunteering – We arrange volunteering for over 200 people every year, allowing people to give back to the community, gain Level 1 and 2 AQA qualifications and get valuable work experience.

  • Traded Services – We offer a range of services including room hire, ICT support, DBS checking and the provision of enhanced healthy schools support.

  • Youth Justice Service (YJS) – Oldham YJS is the only statutory YOT in England and Wales which is sub-contracted by the local authority and directly delivered by an independent charitable trust.

  • Metacards – Underpinned by Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) principles our Metacards series create an environment that encourages young people to explore new possibilities. They can help to lift the barriers as the young person becomes the owner of the keys for change. 

  • IT support – Professional support and data back-up services.

  • Tracking – Destination tracking for 16 to 17 year old school leavers.

  • Work Programme – Support, work experience and training for up to two years to help people find and stay in work.

  • Work Experience – We work with schools and colleges to provide work experience placements for young people in Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Stockport and Manchester.

Our approach throughout has been to understand and break down the barriers individuals face in reaching their goals.

Who to contact

0800 195 8528 Freephone
0161 621 9875 Rochdale office

Where to go

Venue address
Union Street
OL16 1DY

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 1pm to 4.30pm

Local Offer

Local Offer Ages
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
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