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.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, (GMFRS), are more than happy to have their offer of a free Home Safety Check, ( Being widened to a Safe and Well Check from September 2015), to anyone who has been affected by domestic violence. The checks are completely free and a client can request a female officer to attend if required. We offer a 24/7 service and can come out at short notice where a referral is deemed to be urgent. We can also fit letter box covers and give advice on security in the home if required. My team regularly give “Fire Safety In the Home” presentations to groups and would be happy to hear from you if this is required by any of your teams. I have included a summary explanation of what’s on offer below: – Fire Safety Check. Are you and your family safe? In Greater Manchester we are committed to reducing fire deaths and injuries by ensuring that every home in the county has a working smoke alarm.  To make certain this happens, we now carry out FREE Home Safety Checks, which can include the fitting of FREE smoke alarms. We carry out around 60,000 Home Safety Checks every year. Along with fitting free smoke alarms, we also give occupiers safety advice so they can keep their homes and families as safe as possible.

What is a Home Safety Check?

When you book a Home Safety Check, we will visit your home at an allocated time and accompany you around every room in your property with the aim of:

Identifying and making you aware of the potential fire risks in your home

Making sure you know what to do in order to reduce or prevent these risks

Helping you put together an escape plan in case a fire breaks out in the future

Ensuring you have a working smoke alarm and if you don’t, we will fit a FREE ten year smoke alarm.

Where a resident has been the victim of domestic abuse, we can look to see if a letter box cover may be appropriate and discuss different options to help keep you safe in your home. Booking a FREE Home Safety Check couldn’t be simpler. Simply call 0800 555 815