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Oldham ICP
Civic Centre
West Street


07966 746117

Key people

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Mike Barker - Executive Director at Oldham Council

About us

Oldham has its roots in the industrial-revolution era cotton industry. Though only five miles from Manchester City Centre, almost a quarter of the borough is located in the Peak District National Park. No household in the borough is more than two miles away from open countryside.

An estimated 237,628 people live here, and that’s projected to increase to 261,018 by 2041. A high proportion of residents are under 16 now, but the number of people over 65 is set to grow by 30% by 2041, which is expected to impact on adult social care and healthcare provision.

Oldham Integrated Care Partnership is working to improve health and wellbeing in the borough, where high levels of deprivation affect residents’ health outcomes and life expectancy. A priority is to give every child in the borough the best start in life; this includes providing opportunities to improve healthy eating and physical activity, making the most of the borough’s countryside to encourage healthier living for a better future.

What's happening in my borough

Health Advice

A range of books about children's grief awareness displayed on shelves
Campaign to raise awareness of the needs of bereaved children and young people in the UK
Read more about How NHS Greater Manchester is supporting children affected by suicide

Health News

NHS Greater Manchester is launching an ambitious five-year plan to improve access to primary care services.
Read more about Prescription for change: Greater Manchester sets out its vision to improve access to GPs, dentists, optometrists and pharmacists

Health News

Visual of a young child having a flu nasal spray.
Ahead of flu season, NHS Greater Manchester (GM) is launching a new superhero themed campaign encouraging parents and carers to ‘shoo the flu away’ by vaccinating their 2 to 3 year olds as soon as possible.
Read more about NHS Greater Manchester Calls for Parents and Carers to ‘Shoo the Flu Away’

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