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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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

Losing your hearing?

Hearing loss is more common than you may think. In the UK, around one person in six is deaf or hard of hearing. There are several ways to tell that your hearing is going. The most common cause of hearing loss is ageing. Nearly 42% of those…

Manchester Discretionary Childcare Fund

A limited pot of discretionary childcare funding is available to support parents or carers of pre school age children to attend regular appointments or sessions as part of a package of support. Only professionals can apply for discretionary childcare funding such as Health visitors, Support…

Manchester Young Carers Strategy

Please find the Manchester Young Carers Strategy 2020-2023 attached

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…