Children's services

Financial support for families

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    Free school meals

    Find out how to apply for free school meals for your child.

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    Paying for school uniforms

    School uniforms and all the extras can be expensive. Read some advice which may help you reduce some of the costs.

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    School travel expenses

    Find out more about applying for free bus tickets, travel passes, and bursaries for students.

Children and families

Things to do

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    You can do more than borrow books at your local library. Don’t miss out on all the free services available to you.

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    Find family hubs

    View locations, opening times, facilities and more for all family hubs in the borough of Rochdale.

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    Youth clubs and activities

    There's loads to do at your local youth club, such as playing pool with friends, listening to music, and more.

Decision making

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    Policies, strategies and reviews

    We use policy and strategy documents to guide our decisions. We also use them to develop and run our services fairly and consistently.

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    Councillors and committees

    Councillors are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent.