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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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

The Emergency Information Card

The E Card can help a person being cared for stay safe in the community. It is a card which is compact enough to fit in a wallet and contains the person’s name and emergency contact information. The back of the card contains medical information…