Support in Rochdale

Family Learning Service

Floor 4, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale

Tel: 01706 927870


Rochdale Family Learning Service deliver courses within nurseries, schools, children’s centres and community settings to support parents/carers develop an understanding of their child’s learning and development.

Our aim is for all parent/carers to have the opportunity to develop skills and strategies that will help them support their children through Early Years and Primary school ages. This is done using an intergenerational method of delivery where parent/carers learn alongside their children.

Courses include:

  • Language development skills – through rhymes, stories, speaking and listening and the use of props.
  • Child Development – using the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage goals.
  • English – How do our children learn in school?
  • Maths – How is maths taught today? How can I help my child?
  • STEM – science and technology relating to everyday.
  • Wellbeing –How to support our children’s emotional development.
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Carers’ Hub Rochdale

Lock 50, Oldham Road, Rochdale, OL16 4RD

Tel: 03450 138 208


The Carers’ Hub, Rochdale provides a single point of access for Young and Adult unpaid Carers and former Carers by providing information, advice and a wide range of specialist support services to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and to reduce the impact the caring role can have on their own health and wellbeing.

We work directly with individual Carers to discuss their concerns and needs, and design a tailored personalised support package.

Support available includes:

  • Specialist 1-2-1 and group support
  • A dedicated support worker
  • Information and support to take a break from the caring
  • Information, advice and guidance on a range of Carers related matters
  • Local Carers Coffee and Chat Groups online and face to face
  • A 24/7 volunteer led Carers Help and Talk CHAT Line
  • Access to a range of digital/online resources and activities
  • Support to access community, health and wellbeing service

Find out more about Carers’ Hub here

Awakening Minds

Specialist Punjabi Mental Health Services

224 Ashfield Road Rochdale OL11 1QH

Tel: 0786 604 7642


Awakening Minds provides an ad- hoc specialist mental health service to all our community members. We specialise in Punjabi services and cater in a language and context which is relevant to South Asian Communities.

We offer informal and formal mental health support and training, social activities, welfare calls, welfare support, suicide intervention, trauma induced care, crisis service, food parcels and digital support.

Find out more about Awakening Minds here.

British Red Cross

10 Brindley Road, Manchester, M16 9HQ

Tel: 0161 888 8932


We offer care and support when people arrive in the UK after a political or humanitarian crisis. Refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants can get free emergency support from us. Support can include: 1-1 Casework, food, small amounts of cash, clothes, toiletries, blankets, baby items, drop-in spaces to socialise and a variety of classes including English, Wellbeing and Employability. If we cannot help, we will signpost to the relevant agency. We can provide interpreters if people do not speak English but need to speak to us.

We also support people who have been trafficked. We may be able to give support and advice on what to do next, and where to get more help, if someone is a refugee or asylum seeker who has been trafficked.

Visit our website to find out more about British Red Cross.

Rochdale and District Mind

The Mind Wellbeing Centre, 3-11 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1RE

Information line: 01706 752338


We provide a range of services to support people with mental health and wellbeing issues. Our services are designed by people with lived experience for service users. We are focused on wellbeing and recovery and supporting people to lead fulfilling lives.

Visit our website for further details about the support for young people and adults from new and emerging communities and BAME communities as well as the training we can offer.

Link 4 Life

C/O 3rd Floor, Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale

Tel: 07527385746

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We offer an extensive range of access to our Skills4sports programmes all across the borough in various venues.

It allows participants to gain (free of charge) the qualifications and volunteering/work experience so essential when applying for jobs in the sector when they have not worked in the Industry before.

Our aim is to offer opportunities to secure free pre-employment entry level qualifications and access to training and certificates that platform participants into the sports, leisure, health and wellbeing industry, primarily with Link4life, but also into other employers locally and regionally. We work very closely with representatives in the BAME and Eastern European communities where English may not be a families 1st language.

Visit our website to find out more about Link 4 Life.

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