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  1. Childcare

    Choosing Childcare for children with special education needs and disabilities Choosing the right childcare service is important for you and your child. You need to be confident that your child is safe, secure and happy. Sometimes it can feel daunting trying to find a suitable…
  2. GP Appointments Designed for Carers

    If you are registered with a GP in Manchester you can access appointments designed just for carers. Arrange an appointment by contacting the Manchester Carers Forum on 0161 819 2226 between 10:00am-4:30pm or email info@manchestercarersforum.org.uk Please see the Manchester Carers Forum website for further information…
  3. Carers Services in the Voluntary Sector

    The voluntary or charity sector have services available in communities. These organisations are listed on Help and Support Manchester. Why not see what is available locally for you. (some charge for their services) Please see listed Carers Services for further information.
  4. 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.  
  5. 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…
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 
  8. 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…
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