Community hubs to support most vulnerable
4 new hubs have been set up across Rochdale to support the most vulnerable members of the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
The hubs will see the council and Link4Life work with partner agencies and volunteers to ensure that older and more vulnerable people who need help can get everything they need, including emergency food and essential items.
All staff at the hubs will be trained in infection control and practice social distancing while they work. The hubs will also work with and support community and voluntary groups to ensure efforts are coordinated across the borough.
The hubs, in Rochdale, Littleborough, Heywood and Middleton, will primarily organise the distribution of emergency food parcels and essential items to ensure that people without help are not left to fend for themselves. They will also support people who are socially isolated. More hubs will be created in future, if needed.
People who are vulnerable and need to access support through the community hubs can phone: 01706 923685. The out of hours contact number is: 0300 303 8875.
The council also has a dedicated webpage which is regularly updated with all the key government advice, local service information and what to do if you think you have coronavirus.
Please see the coronavirus page on the council website (external link).
Who to contact
0300 303 8875 Out of office hours