Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Information on opening times over the Xmas/New Year period.

Positive Steps will be delivering a service from our Medtia Place HQ at the following times over the Christmas New Year Period.

Monday 23rd December

9:00am

5:00pm

Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24th December

9:00am

4:00pm

Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th December

Closed

Closed

Boxing Day - Thursday 26th December

Closed

Closed

Friday 27th December

9:00am

5:00pm

Saturday 28th December

Closed

Closed

Sunday 29th December

Closed

Closed

Monday 30th December

9:00am

5:00pm

New Year’s Eve – Tuesday 31st December

9:00am

4:00pm

New Year’s Day - Wednesday 1st January

Closed

Closed

Thursday 2nd January

9:00am

5:00pm

Friday 3rd January

9:00am

5:00pm

The sexual health service – delivered by Brook will be open as follows…

Monday 23rd December

12.00pm to 5.00pm

Christmas Eve - Tuesday 24th December

12.00pm to 4.00pm

Christmas Day - Wednesday 25th December

Closed

Boxing Day - Thursday 26th December

Closed

Friday 27th December

12.00pm to 5.00pm

Saturday 28th December

Closed

Sunday 29th December

Closed

Monday 30th December

12.00pm to 5.00pm

New Year’s Eve – Tuesday 31st December

12.00pm to 4.00pm

New Year’s Day - Wednesday 1st January

Closed

Thursday 2nd January

12.00pm to 5.00pm

Friday 3rd January

12.00pm to 5.00pm

Our contact details are available here

Strategic Plan 2019-24

The Board of Trustees has recently approved our new Strategic Plan for the next five years.

The plan articulates not only where we are going and the actions needed to make progress, but also how we will know we have been successful.

It will be used to set priorities; focus energy and resources; strengthen operations; ensure that employees and other stakeholders are working toward common goals; establish agreement around intended outcomes/results; and assess and adjust our direction in response to a changing environment.

Positive Cycles Open Day

We will be having an open day at Positive Cycles Wednesday September 18th 12.00pm to 4.30pm to celebrate our achievements over the last 18 months. Come and visit us at  Positive Cycles, meet the team and see how you can get involved with Oldham’s Community Bike Shop

700 bicycles refurbished and sold on at affordable prices

50 bicycles donated

100 bicycles given to the Back to Work scheme

22 community bike surgeries

300 people supported

800 hours of volunteer support

500 hours of support for youth justice clients

Positive Cycles Unit 4 and 5 , Albion Street, Oldham, OL1 3BG

Positive Steps awarded £50K by BBC Children in Need

Positive Steps in Oldham have been awarded a grant of £50.000 over 2 years by BBC Children in Need. This grant will fund additional support for young carers aged 14 to 19 and will help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in Oldham.

The funding will support a new project “Young Carers SHINE” aimed specifically at engaging more young carers over 14 and supporting them to develop the skills to become peer mentors to younger carers.

Young carers often experience poorer outcomes in health, education and employment. In Oldham around 12% of young carers known to our services aged 16-18 are not in education or employment. This project will enable us to engage better with the young carers most at risk of becoming unemployed and help them to develop employability skills.

Around 1 in 4 young carers says that they have been bullied at school because of their caring role. By helping young carers to develop improved confidence and skills, this project will increase resilience in this group. The younger people supported by peer mentors will also experience increased confidence and receive support from peers who understand their situation.

Young carers can often feel tired and stressed due to their caring responsibilities and can live in chaotic households. Young carers often need individual support and the chance for respite to improve their health and wellbeing outcomes. The Young carers SHINE programme concentrates on improving the physical and emotional wellbeing of young carers by giving them access to physical activities which reduce stress and worry as well as keeping them fit and healthy. The project will promote emotional health and wellbeing by supporting individuals to develop coping strategies for life’s challenges and to encourage positive thinking.

Thanks to this funding from BBC Children in Need young carers will not only gain new skills but will experience new activities, take part in residentials, enjoy new challenges and gain valuable respite from their caring responsibilities.

Rina Dabhi, Director of Adult and Family Services at Positive Steps said: “This funding is going to enable us to really target and reach young carers over 14 who often disengage with services and can go unsupported now. We are delighted at the new opportunities and activities that all of our young carers are going to enjoy as a result of this funding from BBC Children in Need.”

BBC Children in Need relies on the generosity and creativity of the thousands of supporters and fundraisers who raise millions of pounds for the charity every year. To date the UK public has raised over £1 billion for children and young people facing disadvantage across the UK.


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