New Year, New You

People across Oldham are being urged to begin the new decade by making a meaningful New Year's resolution for this year.

Oldham Council has today (Monday) launched its New Year New You campaign and the authority is encouraging residents throughout the borough who are thinking about improving their health, finances, work and education plans or what they can do in their community. 

Leisure passes provided by Oldham Community Leisure will be on offer as part of a competition on the council’s social media feeds - using the hashtag #NYNU20 - for those people willing to pledge to change.

Councillor Zahid Chauhan (pictured), Cabinet member for Health and Social Care, said: "As this New Year is also the start of a new decade then there is an extra incentive for residents to make significant, meaningful and sustainable changes to their lifestyles as well as their family, dependents, friends and neighbours."

He went on: "Oldham Council and our community partners offer a range of services to help residents and we want to support them to take that first step on their own personal journey to change.

"It might be making the decision to move more, eat better, drink less, quit smoking or consider mental health. Or it may be thinking of how you can contribute in your community as a volunteer.

"It could be having a financial MOT to look how you could save a few pounds to spend on more meaningful things for you and your loved ones. Or it could be making that step to get into employment, changing jobs or doing something in education.

"Oldham Council wants to offer help where it can and by residents telling their stories on our social media (#NYNU20) they will feel they have taken that important first step as well as encouraging others to do the same."

For more information about the campaign, head to @Oldhamcouncil on Twitter, I Love Oldham (@LoveOldham) on Facebook or @OldhamCouncil on Instagram, or visit

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