A new hotline is now live on 0161 770 7007 for people to call for help. The hotline will be open from 9am–5pm on weekdays and 11am to 2pm on weekends. After calling the helpline we aim to get back to people in 24 hours and a package will be coordinated in the following days. The food will be a basic package of items and other essential such as sanitary products and basic toiletries. The delivery of prescriptions medicines will be handled separately by local pharmacies who will be contacting people on GP lists. For people in a genuine emergency The offer is for people in the local community who are genuinely in emergency need because they are self-isolating and don’t have any friends or neighbours who can support them or are unable to leave the house to shop for these items. The Council, Oldham Food Bank and the voluntary sector led by Action Together are asking people to use this resource responsibly so that it doesn’t become overwhelmed and that is can give help to those who need it most.