Oldham

Local authority website

web: www.oldham.gov.uk

Oldham Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) service

provide an outreach service to people in Oldham
0161 770 5557,0161 770 5558  Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

Homeless Section

0161 770 4555
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Thu- 9am-6pm

Emergency Housing

0800 988 7061

Emergency Social Services

0161 770 6936

Police Domestic Violence Unit

Oldham DVO Child protection vulnerable adults
0161 856 8919/9087
7am-8pm Mon-Fri
7am-5pm Sat-Sun
Email: [email protected]

Project Choice

Providing emotional and practical support for victims and survivors of so-called honour based violence and abuse, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

The Project Choice team:

  • Advocates on behalf of people at risk of harm to ensure safe decisions are made in a timely fashion
  • Gives advice and information about what so-called honour-based violence and abuse is
  • Informs people about the risks, threats and harm that so-called honour-based violence and abuse, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation can pose and how these can be managed to reduce risk
  • Supports people at risk of harm by giving information about their legal rights
  • Empowers people at risk of harm to make safe informed choices and
  • Provides support through the civil and criminal justice systems

We also provide support for professionals through:

  • Providing specialist advice at strategy meetings, legal planning meetings, multi-discipline team meetings, core groups or other multi-agency meetings
  • Advising practitioners on current legislation, statutory guidance and best practice
  • Supporting colleagues with risk assessments and safety planning
  • Assisting colleagues with case management, making referrals to external agencies when required

In addition we offer free tailored and bespoke training for professionals.

For further information:

Secure email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0161 770 2999 (9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday)

To make a referral: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/201084/project_choice

If the victim is in immediate danger call 999.