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  1. Benefits and Advice

    Working out what benefits or tax credits you might be entitled to doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Having the right information and support can make a huge difference. Please see the Citizens Advice Website for further information on Benefits and Advice.  
  2. Information on Personal Budget/Direct Payment

    If an assessment by a local council shows that care services should be provided, you or the person you are looking after, have a right to ask for a direct payment instead of having the service arranged by a local council. This cash payment allows…
  3. Housing Information, Funding Accessibility

    Providing advice on benefits and support to help carers access and maintain suitable and affordable housing. Please see the Carers UK and Manchester City Council websites for further information on Housing Information and funding accessibility.
  4. Carers Allowance Information

    Carer's Allowance is the main state benefit for carers, so it's important to find out if you can receive it.  Please see the Carers UK website for further information on Carers Allowance. 
  5. Flexible Working Options

    Flexible working benefits you by giving you a better work-life balance while still being able to earn a living. All employees with 26 weeks of service have a statutory right to request flexible working although this is at the employer’s discretion. Please see the Carers…
  6. Carers Going Back To Work

    If you want to start or return to work, there are some things to consider and many schemes that can help you as a carer. There is support available to boost your confidence, if it has been a while since you worked and to help…
  7. Volunteering

    Every individual and community has unique skills, talents, knowledge and insights that are important. Through volunteering you can receive support and development to have a real influence over the places and communities in which you live. Please see the MACC website for further information.  MACC are…
  8. Improving Services

    There are many ways you can get involved to influence and improve health and social care services in your area. Why not use this opportunity to improve services.  Please see the NHS UK and Carers Week websites for further information on Improving Services.
  9. Extra care

    Extra Care Housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care and 24 hour support available for those who need it. It is intended to enable and support older people to live independently for as long as possible, but with the reassurance that care…
  10. Sheltered Housing

    Sheltered housing schemes provide extra facilities to meet the needs of those who live in them. They will normally allow for a large degree of independent living in self contained houses or flats but have a number of extra resources. There may be communal facilities…
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