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  1. Emotional Wellbeing

    Carers often overlook their emotional health as they put so much into caring for someone else that it becomes difficult to think about caring for themselves. Taking regular breaks, where you can recharge your batteries and do something you enjoy, can improve your health and…
  2. Children’s Short Break Services

    Every local authority in England and Wales has a legal duty to provide breaks for carers of disabled children.  In Manchester we offer a range of short breaks including: Sports, Arts, Youth Clubs, Play schemes, Befriending/sitting services Please see the information on our website, and…
  3. Care and Repair Handyman Services

    Care & Repair provides a HandyHelp service in Manchester. Their volunteers can complete smaller repairs. These jobs can include fitting curtain rails, unblocking sinks, repairing dripping taps and more.  Please see the Manchester Care & Repair website for further information on the Care and Repair…
  4. Winter Fuel Payment

    Winter Fuel Payment or Winter Fuel Allowance is an annual payment to help with heating costs, made to households with someone over Pension Credit age. To ask about your payment or to make a claim, call the Winter Fuel Payment Helpline on 0845 915 1515.…
  5. Housing Support and Technology

    We use technology every day, at home and at work, to make life a little bit easier. Finding information on the internet, online banking, booking doctor’s appointments, working remotely from home, all these things help us to manage our busy and often complex lives. But…
  6. Council Tax Reduction

    If you are liable for council tax, you can apply for Council Tax Reduction if you are on a low income. To apply for Council Tax Reduction you would need to contact your local council benefits department. Please see the Manchester City Council and Carers UK…
  7. 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…
  8. 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…
  9. 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.
  10. 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…
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