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Community and Family Support

 In response to Parental requests for structured Sure Start activities to be held here at Marland Hill we can confirm we currently have the following sessions:


Play & Learn Session—Every week
Wednesday 1.30pm – 2.45pm
This is a session open to all under 5 children and their parents and carers.


Early Help Assessment (EHA)

Every family is unique, and everyone can experience problems that are difficult to deal without support. We can help you get the right support by completing an Early Help Assessment (EHA).

The EHA process is a way of offering support to your family when you need it. Professionals will work together with you and your family to prevent problems from getting worse.

The EHA is a voluntary process; you and your family choose to be involved in the process and can withdraw consent at any time. It involves completing an assessment with you and members of your family to find out what your problems are and decide on what help is needed. It is then shared with different professionals who can offer support. An action plan will be made and you'll agree the next steps and actions with the professionals who are part of the process. These are then reviewed every six weeks.

​​​​​​Ask Becky Knox our school based family support worker how an Early Help Assessment might be able to support your family.


Incredible Years—14 Week Course
This is a course for Parents and is a 14 week evidence based programme to support parents with Behaviour Management Strategies.  If you are interested in this course please speak to Becky Knox as places are limited and in high demand.


The next course is to be held at Marland Hill Primary School starting in February 2018. 

 If you wish to enrol on the next course please speak to Becky Knox, Family Support Worker.

Other community support services available to you and your family:


Housing or tenancy support


Stepping Stone Projects.

They work with a broad range of agencies and have close links with local housing providers. They can be contacted on 01706 646922 or via e-mail at Becky Knox can refer you into this service but they also accept self referrals. For more information please follow the link below.


Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Looking to apply for a new home? Find more info at or contact RBH HomeChoice freephone 0800 027 7769 – or email at You can also visit them in person at St Alban's House, Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1UQ


Emotional and mental health support



#Thrive can provide advice and support to parents or carers. It is for children and young people aged up to 19 years.

They have lots of different types of support to help you and your child’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. They can also offer advice to improve your general lifestyle, including exercise, diet and many other things. It is based at 48-50 Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1NT or call 0161 716 2844 for more info.



Affected By Domestic Violence?



In Rochdale, SafeNet will deliver safe refuge and floating support services, alongside safe houses, access to services for male victims, and support for complex needs. Contact 01706 868896 or the SafeNet Helpline 07866 510 728, E-mail for more info follow the link to



Resolve Counselling

Resolve counselling is an Emotional health and wellbeing service for children affected by domestic abuse. Contact Tel: 07715 510 710 or Email : for more information



Debt and money management


Rochdale food bank

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be exchanged for three days supply of emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem

Please speak to Becky Knox our family Support Worker if you require a Foodbank voucher.


StepChange Debt Charity

StepChange is an debt advice charity.Their expert advice is impartial and personalised to each individual situation. For more information follow the link to or call 0800 138 1111


Drug and Alcohol services



If you believe that you have a drug or alcohol problem and want help please phone Renaissance on 01706924883. Alternatively you can call in to see them at 72 Drake Street Rochdale OL16 1PA between 9am and 3.30pm.


Healthy Lifestyle

Living Well Rochdale

Ready to make some lifestyle changes? Want to live well and stay healthy?

Living Well we will support you with…

Oral Health – support for a healthy mouth and a healthy smile

Stop Smoking – get help to quit smoking (you are 4 times more likely to quit with us than going it alone)

Physical Activity Referral Scheme – helping you do physical activity whatever your needs and abilities

Health Trainer Service – support with improving your lifestyle and health

The team can work with you to make changes to your health and wellbeing, they work right across the borough in various easy to get to venues.

They also have a team of Living Well coaches to help you to work on two or more of these areas – low mood, weight, getting more active, smoking and reducing alcohol.

If you’re feeling inspired and want to find out more call 01706 751 190.