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How do I add my service to 'Help & Support Manchester'? (or take ownership of our existing entry)

To keep the directory as up to date as possible, we ask that organisations and services register, to allow you to either create a new entry or take ownership of an existing entry and update it as and when you need to. If you notice something…

Extra Care Housing in Manchester - What is it and who is it for?

Extra care housing is a form of retirement housing with personal care and 24 hour support available for those who need it.The attached factsheet aims to provide information on what extra care housing is, your options if you are considering a move and what financial…

Multi Agency Domestic Abuse Toolkit

Do you work with people who may be experiencing domestic violence and abuse?The toolkit will hopefully make your job easier, by giving information you need to advise on matters such as legal advice and housing options, in one easy to find document.  View the toolkit…

Early Advice

It is important you get advice at an early stage, to advise you of your rights and  to be offered a carer’s assessment. It is also important to reduce the pressure on your own health.  Please see the website links below for further information on…

Your Wellbeing Services

Caring for someone can be rewarding, but when you’re coping day to day and responding to the needs of others, it's easy to forget your own health needs. It's important to think about your health and wellbeing too. Please see the Carers UK website for further…

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…

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.

Advocacy

Gaddum Centre Advocacy and Advice services can support you as a Manchester resident to understand your choices, know your rights and express your views in order to ensure you are being treated fairly. Please see the Gaddum Centre website for further information on Advocacy.

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.  

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…