People and communities In an emergency

Only phone one of the numbers on this page in a genuine emergency, when there is an immediate threat to health or safety.

These emergency-only numbers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Social care (social services)

To report abuse, neglect, or a vulnerable person at risk: 0161 234 5001


If you have nowhere to stay at night: 0161 234 5001

If there is not an immediate risk, see how we can help with homelessness.

Civil emergency

This is our equivalent of '999'. Only use it to report an incident that puts people in immediate danger; such as a collapsing bridge or building, an explosion, or a severe flood: 0161 223 7222 

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