+ Coronavirus Advice and Support

In response to the Coronavirus situation, we will be sending out weekly bulletins to all of our members, to provide information and support for older people and organisations that work with older people across Greater Manchester. To sign up as a member and receive our bulletins please click here.

For the most up to date information about Coronavirus, please see the NHS Website

Community Hubs

Community Hubs have been set up by councils in each borough of Greater Manchester to provide support for vulnerable people who have to self-isolate. Please only contact the hubs if you require help accessing food or medical supplies and have no other means of doing this:

Borough
Contact Details
Opening Times
Bolton
01204 337 221
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday: 9.00am to 1.30pm
Bury
0161 253 5353
7 days a week, 9am to 5pm
Manchester
0800 234 6123
Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Oldham
0161 770 7007
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11.00am to 2.00pm
Rochdale
01706 923685
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Salford
0800 952 1000
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday: 9am to 1pm
Stockport
0161 217 6046
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm, Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Tameside
0161 342 8355
Monday to Wednesday: 8.30am to 5.00pm, Thursday: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Friday: 8.30am to 4.00pm
Trafford
0300 330 9073
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Wigan
01942 489018
Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday and Sunday: 9.00am to 12 noon

Other useful websites/phone numbers

Independent Age have put together answers to the coronavirus related questions they were receiving through their helpline. View them here. They also have a free scamwide guide you can download here. You can call their freephone helpline on 0800 319 6789, Monday to Friday, 8:30am-6:30pm, and Saturday, 9am-1pm.

Age UK have a range of resources on their website including staying safe at home, ways to look after yourself and how to keep in touch with people. You can also call their freephone helpline for
information, friendship and advice on 0800 12 44 222 Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm.

The Silver Line is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice for older people. The number is 0800 470 8090 and it's open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
 

Our newsletters also have information and advice you might find useful.  Click here to view our newsletters.  The Newsletters feature positive stories from GMOPN members and their experiences of lockdown so far, see our GMOPN lockdown stories page

 

For other stories of some of the great things people are doing across Manchester to support each other during lockdown go to the Manchester Kindness Stories page