Local businesses are offering free or discounted services for NHS staff, carers and emergency services

Date published: 29 April 2020

From boiler services and wills to car servicing and repairs, local businesses are offering a range of free or discounted services for NHS staff, carers and emergency services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Whitestone Solicitors

Whitestone Solicitors, of Rochdale, is offering free wills for NHS workers, and reduced price wills for those who do not work for the NHS (from £49.99 plus VAT).

A representative from Whitestone, which is offering a free initial consultation for all, said: “Whitestone Solicitors are grateful to all those who are working for the NHS tirelessly to keep us safe. In appreciation of your dedication we offer our services to prepare your wills for free until we are all declared safe from the COVID-19 virus.

“Additionally, in conjunction with our other local initiatives we extend our offer to prepare wills for those in our community in most need to ensure their peace of mind.

“We are mindful of the need for social distancing to safeguard those who are considered vulnerable, in self isolation, working or staying in hospital or in a care home and balance the practicalities of making ourselves available for discussion.”

Whitestone Solicitors can be contacted on 08000 786 786 or visit:

A Mellor Plumbing and Heating Services

A Mellor Plumbing and Heating Services, located on Queensway, is offering a free boiler service for all NHS staff and carers,

Managing director, Anthony Mellor said: “We would like to thank the amazing NHS staff and carers local to Rochdale by giving them a free boiler service. T&C’s do not apply; we endeavour to get around as many NHS workers and carers as possible.”

To receive your free boiler service, please fill out the following contact form:

West Way Nissan

To support those on the frontline during this challenging time, the Rochdale Nissan dealership is offering 15% off a Nissan service, including a free wash and vac, to those in the emergency services or care workers. 

The dealerships have also increased the number of collections and deliveries, which are available contact-free, and test drives can even be done from home for anyone needing to change their vehicle. 

To cope with demand, workshops have been working night and day to keep key workers’ cars properly serviced and MOTs up to date, so they can continue helping the nation. 

Managing Director of West Way Nissan, Tony Lewis, said: “Keeping emergency services and care workers on the road so they can keep looking after the rest of us is vitally important at this time. We also know that if you’re pushed for time and need work doing to your car it can be extremely stressful, so we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible.

“Our increased collection and delivery service aims to help people to avoid leaving the house if they don’t need to, and we can hopefully make isolation a bit easier too.”

To find out more about this offer visit:


OvernightCarRepair is offering a priority service and discounts package for the elderly, NHS staff and emergency services workers.

This will include:

  • Priority booking service
  • 25% discount on any work carried out
  • Free contactless collection (this is standard)
  • Free health check on the car for NHS Staff

Founder of OvernightCarRepair, Adnan Rafiq said: “We are a young, local 'national' company and right now we would like to do as much as we can to support the elderly, NHS staff and anyone in the emergency services.”

The discount code is #Keyworkers and is available in Greater Manchester and Rochdale to begin with.

For more information, please contact the customer care team on 0800 689 4506 or visit:

Do you have a story for us?

Let us know by emailing news@rochdaleonline.co.uk
All contact will be treated in confidence.

To contact the Rochdale Online news desk, email news@rochdaleonline.co.uk or visit our news submission page.

To get the latest news on your desktop or mobile, follow Rochdale Online on Twitter and Facebook.


While you are here...

...we have a small favour to ask; would you support Rochdale Online and join other residents making a contribution, from just £3 per month?

Rochdale Online offers completely independent local journalism with free access. If you enjoy the independent news and other free services we offer (event listings and free community websites for example), please consider supporting us financially and help Rochdale Online to continue to provide local engaging content for years to come. Thank you.

Support Rochdale Online