POSITIVE STEPS UP TO THE CHALLENGE

Positive Steps, who deliver the Careers Service, Youth Justice Service, Missing from Home Service and elements of Early Help provision in Oldham, has always prided itself on integrated working – ensuring that clients who access more than one of our offers get a joined up service – and that staff work together to get the best results for our service users.

During the current crisis, we have already adapted our ways of working to ensure that we are undertaking face to face contact with our clients only where this is absolutely essential, whilst still delivering our full range of support services. We have introduced video interviews, online resources, chat facilities and more – and we’ll shortly be adding to our new ways of working with more on-line resources for our clients to access.

To make the best use of our staff, we are asking people to work in an even more integrated manner – our support staff are working with Early Help colleagues and our admin staff will be undertaking intervention and welfare assessments for young carers and their families to make sure they are “checked in” with on a regular basis.

Additionally, we are signposting those young people and their families who are suffering anxiety in relation to their education, employment and training to our partner agencies.

We are also proud to be working alongside the Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together to coordinate the delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and household basic items to people in need.

All of this extra support is in addition to the normal ongoing delivery of our day to day commissioned services.

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

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