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Flooding Update: Friday 8th January

Latest updates on the flooding and power issues to Rochdale and Littleborough

All RBH tenants who have been seriously affected by recent flooding have been contacted by a member of the project team who have been appointed to deal directly with RBH tenants. Visits will be taking place with all those affected to discuss what will happen next and how RBH and our partners can support you.

If you need to speak to a member of this team please use the following contact details:

  • Please contact RBH’s HomeChoice team on: 0800 027 7769 (option 3)
  • E-mail:
  • Visit us at the RBH Customer Service Centre St Alban’s House, Drake Street, Rochdale, OL16 1UQ. Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm. Please note the Service Centre doesn’t open until 10.30am on a Wednesday.

Useful links

  • Rochdale Online: – news, chemists, dentists, doctors, Community Centres, etc. etc.
  • Rochdale Council: – info and forms from for £500 one off payment for flooded households to help with recovery costs.  Households forced to leave their properties will get Council Tax relief for the time they were not there.
  • Rochdale Food Bank: currently based at Rochdale Town Hall, Monday to Friday 11 – 12.45 pm. Tel: 0755 342 6462. From 12.1.15 the Food Bank will move back to 9 – 10 South Parade, Rochdale.
  • Age UK, 12 South Parade, Rochdale. OL16 1LR can give help, information and advice on a vast number of topics.  They also produce ‘help sheets’ on their website. Tel: 01706 712515.
  • to search for charitable grants and calculate benefits.


Pre-loved furniture, white goods and much more are available at minimal cost from:-


  • Petrus Community Store, Unit 1, Hamer Lane. Rochdale. OL16 2UL. Store Open Monday to Friday 9.30 to 3 pm and Saturday 10 – 2 pm. Tel: Claire or Pam on 01706 341189.
  • Salvation Army Furniture Shop, Unit 1, Haynes Street, [off Whitworth Road], Rochdale. OL12 0UW. Store open Monday to Friday 9 – 3.45 pm and Saturday 9 – 2 pm. Tel: 01706 645151. British Heart Foundation, 3 The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre, Baillie Street, Rochdale. OL16 1JZ. Store open Monday – Saturday 9 – 5.30 pm and Sunday 10.30 – 4.30 pm. Tel: 01706 540380.
  • RBH: Pass It On and Community RePaint

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