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Find a home

Find a home from a registered provider, look for accredited properties, help to buy schemes and help for armed forces personnel.

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Claim Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support

Find out how to claim benefit, report a change, check Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates and more.

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Fire safety in high rise buildings

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service have already carried out visits to identify any immediate issues which give cause for concern.

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Make money from your empty property

How much could your property be costing you? Find out how to make money from your empty property.

Problems with your landlord or rented
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Problems with your landlord or rented property

What we're doing to make sure privately rented homes meet standards.

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Information for landlords

Find out about landlord licensing and accreditation.

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Homelessness and prevention

Homelessness Services are now managed by our housing provider, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.

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Improvements, insulation and repairs

Advice and assistance whether you rent or own your home.

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Home watch

Join a Home Watch scheme and help us to help you.

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Moving into the borough

Things you'll need to do when you move in and services available in the borough to help you make the most of it.

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Report an empty property

Properties that stand empty cause a nuisance for neighbourhoods – tell us about it.

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Alley gating

Alley gates help reduce crime. Find out how you can apply for alley gates.

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Local Housing Allowance

Find out the maximum amount we'll pay if you rent from a private landlord.

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Register your interest in self or custom​ bui​ld

Self or custom build is where you're directly involved in organising the design and construction of your new property.


Other services

  • ​​​​​​​​​Policies and strategies - the way services are run and developed and decisions made are guided by a number of policy documents and strategies.

The Care Act

From April 2015, care and support in England changed for the better. The Care Act makes care and support more consistent across the country.


Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party
20 July 2018
Come along and join us for coffee and a slice of cake this July at our Blooming Great Tea Party.
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
18 August 2018
Fabulous FREE entertainment in Rochdale town centre. There will be live music, a quality food and drink village and family entertainment.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
07 October 2018
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 4th year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.