Mahdlo: Oldham’s no.1 venue for young people
Every young person in Oldham deserves the best start in life. Mahdlo Youth Zone opens the door to opportunity, inspiring our members to reach their potential whatever that may be.
We are committed to delivering exceptional youth work. At Mahdlo the possibilities are endless, from dunking hoops to dropping beats, climbing walls to cooking meals, performing arts to nail art. For just 50p per visit, we provide a safe space for our members to use their boundless imagination; 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year – we’re here to give young people the opportunity to experience and achieve.
Our door is always open, so come on in!
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice provides free, specialist, end-of-life and palliative care (an area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients) for adults with life-limiting illnesses in Oldham and its surrounding areas in a peaceful and homely environment. The Hospice opened in 1989 following the conversion and development of a 1930s cottage hospital originally built with a legacy from Dr John Kershaw, a local GP.
The Hospice has a team of dedicated clinical staff including doctors, nurses, health care assistants and care givers who support patients in the Hospice’s In-Patient Unit and Well-being Centre (day patient facility), along with supporting patients in the community through their Hospice at Home service and Caring Hands, the Hospice’s domiciliary service.
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice has undergone a number of building programmes, with the most recent being the development of a new state-of-the-art In-Patient Unit (IPU), which opened in February 2021. The new IPU provides modern en-suite patient facilities combined with beautifully transformed gardens which are now complete, with the woodlands due to be finalised in 2023.
As an independent Hospice and a registered charity (Charity No. 1105924), Dr Kershaw’s Hospice receives less than one third of its funding from the Integrated Care System (ICS) with the remaining £4.7million annual budget coming from fundraising activities and donations. To ensure the continuity of our services, and to provide care for future patients, the Hospice needs the community’s support today through fundraising activities, donations, legacies, income from the Hospice shops and revenue from the Hospice lottery.