Oldham Social Care teams help elderly and vulnerable during cold spell

Staff from Oldham Council and Miocare have been helping and checking on elderly and vulnerable people all over Oldham.
During  the height of the recent treacherous conditions MioCare staff trekked through the snow to visit 160 elderly and vulnerable people just to make sure they were safe and had everything they needed. Thousands of other vulnerable residents were also contacted by phone.
MioCare workers marched through snow up to their waist to reach a 94-year-old woman in Strinesdale to make sure she had plenty of food and that she was warm.
Oldham Council’s Adult Social Care team became very worried about a 90-year-old woman who lives alone on a farm in Diggle. She had no heating, other than a coal fire but the coal was all outside. Drifting snow stopped the team from reaching the woman as they battled the icy conditions twice to try to reach her but couldn’t. Council staff worked with partners from the Mountain Rescue Service to ensure that the lady was safe and warm.
If you or someone you know, is in need of urgent care in these adverse weather conditions please call 0161 770 7777. (Between 5pm and 9am call 0161 770 6936).