To tell Oldham council you are homeless:
To tell Oldham homes about someone who is sleeping rough:
If you would like support through the process, or if you don't qualify as legally homeless, it is best to go to one of the local drop in centres who can advise you on what options are available for you.
Provision can be accessed during office hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9am – 5pm, Thursday 9am – 6pm
There is also a number for households who become homeless when the offices are closed: 0800 988 7061.
There are outreach workers covering different areas in the city to connect with people who are rough sleeping and helping them to get inside if possible. Each individual is assessed so that appropriate accommodation can be found based on their needs.
There could be cases where accommodation providers may feel that they are not able to accommodate someone for example through violent behaviour, but the underlying principles of SWEP mean that every effort is made to find somewhere suitable.Read more about SWEP