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We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more information please see our safeguarding policy

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Coronavirus

We trust you are all keeping safe during this difficult time and following the government 'Stay at Home' and social distancing guidelines.

 

There are a number of different places and local businesses that can help the public during the current lockdown period.  Details of these can be found below:

The fact sheet below has been released by the NHS and provides some useful wording for helping explain coronavirus to children and young people.  There is also a link to support for deaf children during this period and a book written especially for children in relation to coronavirus.

The leaflet below is being sent out to all households in Rochdale and applies to families as well as older/isolated people. There are locality response hubs in each locality. One of their main roles is to allocate food parcels where there is no other means of them getting food.

 

The Rochdale locality number (01706 925200) is also available for professionals who require advice and families who need more support during this difficult time. They have a variety of staff who can support over the phone and carry out home visits if necessary.

Universal credit urgent helpline - 0800 32805644. 
If you are already claiming UC please contact your work coach via your journal. 
Other DWP helpline numbers

 

Heywood Jobcentre      01706 702924

                                          01706 702934

                                          01706 702913

                                          01706 702931

 

Middleton Jobcentre  0161 654 2571

 

Rochdale Jobcentre   01706 705315

                                      01706 705063

                                   01706 705017       

For information and support on domestic abuse, contact:

  • Police : 999 press 55 when prompted if you can't speak
  • Refuge UK wide 24-hour helpline : 0808 2000 247 
www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk 

 

 

Keeping active
Subscribe to The Body Coach TV for free daily PE sessions on You Tube

 

 

Supporting vulnerable people across the borough - leaflet to all residents

We’ve produced and posted a leaflet to all residents in the borough, outlining the dedicated help and support for our most vulnerable residents. Here’s a copy in case it gets delayed or you haven’t received it. Our special hotline number to support our most vulnerable residents is 01706 923685.

Read the leaflet sent to all residents

 

 

 

Prime Minister’s message to the nation

The government has told the nation that people will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs on GOV.UK: what you can and can't do

 

 

 

Community support in place to deliver food parcels

We’ve set up community response hubs across the borough and are delivering emergency food parcels to vulnerable residents. Please ring our special hotline number if you’re a vulnerable resident or know of a vulnerable resident that requires food supplies, or any other help and support – call 01706 923685.

 

 

 

Family support

We’re working hard to support children, young people and families in these difficult times. You're not alone. If you're struggling and need support then you can use our early help offer.

Information on our early help offer

 

 

 

Safeguarding children, young people and families

If you are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child please contact us.

Report a child at risk of harm, neglect or abuse

 

 

 

Help with your Council Tax

If you're struggling to pay your Council Tax bill: please get in touch with us as soon as possible. By speaking to us, you may be able to create a payment plan or possibly agree to pause your payments until a later date.

£150 Council Tax reduction for residents who receive Council Tax support: if you already receive Council Tax support and are of working age, you'll automatically qualify for a discount of up to £150 off your 2020/21 bill. This will be made available from the government’s hardship fund in light of the coronavirus situation. We'll send out updated bills in the post to show your discount and how much you need to pay. If you currently pay £150 or less per year, you won't need to pay anything and your new bill will show this.

 

 

 

Support for local businesses

We’re working to support the borough’s businesses to provide ongoing help and support.

We’ve contacted over 4,000 businesses outlining the government grant funding that is available and have started making payments this week.

A range of packages are in place to offer support depending on the size of the business. We recognise these are vital support packages to support our business community at this difficult time

Access business support information

 

 

 

Bins, recycling and waste

General waste and recycling collections for all households remain unchanged at the moment. Please continue to put your bins out on your scheduled collection day.

Our recycling centres are currently closed. It’s not possible to recycle unwanted clothes, shoes and household textiles at recycling banks, or by taking them to a charity shop. Please store these items in your home, ready to be recycled or re-used when recycling banks and charity shops re-open.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, carefully and frequently and will keep the council’s website regularly updated.

Latest updates for bins, recycling and waste

 

 

 

Looking for work?

Rochdale, along with other councils in Greater Manchester is continuing to recruit. Where we can, we will hold interviews by telephone or video-call. Additional roles relating to COVID-19 will be added to the Greater Jobs website as they are identified, so please keep checking the website for regular updates.

Find a job

 

 

 

How the coronavirus is affecting local services

We've introduced a range of measures to help protect the public from the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The council's website includes information about business, employment, financial support and more.

Local services affected by the coronavirus

 

 

 

 

 

Coronavirus: what you need to know

All the information in one place from the UK government. The GOV.UK website includes:

  • Protecting yourself and others
  • Employment and financial support
  • School closures
  • Education
  • Childcare
  • Information for businesses, healthcare workers and carers, and more.

Latest information and advice from GOV.UK

Please visit the NHS website for other important information about coronavirus symptoms, how to protect yourself and others and what you should do if you think you may have the virus.

Visit the NHS website

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