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Continuing Healthcare

We understand that continuing care is a complex and highly sensitive area which can affect people at a very vulnerable stage of their lives. Who can get it? NHS Continuing Healthcare is not dependent on any particular disease, diagnosis or medical condition and is for anyone…

What is a prepaid card?

A prepaid card is an alternative to a bank account. It is similar to a debit or credit card to look at. You are able to pay for goods and services using this card and your card account. Bury Council pay your personal budget onto…

Access to Support Children with Disabilities Team Policy & Procedure

The attached document (see downloads below) seeks to explain how the Council will assess and support disabled children and their families. It is set out within the context of Bury Safeguarding Children`s Board “Thresholds for Intervention Document” 2015 and key changes with support for children…

What is a Direct Payment?

A Direct Payment is a cash payment given by the Council to individuals to enable them to buy services that they have been assessed as needing. Providing money in place of social care services gives people greater choice over their lives. It enables them to…

EHC Plan Appeals - What can I do if I disagree with a decision?

In Bury we are committed to working with parents, carers and young people to try to resolve any disagreements as quickly and as informally as possible. The attached information sheet sets out how we will do this in Bury and how you can get further advice…

Local Offer (SEND) (0-25 years)

For information on the new improved SEND website see the SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilty), Bury's Local Offer Website the story so far! in the Related Advice section of this page The S.E.N.D Local Offer offers information for parents, in a single place, which helps them to…

The Importance of Eating Well for Carers

Why you might find it difficult to eat well When we are looking after someone it can be difficult to look after our own health and diet.   As a carer, you may find that much of your time and energy will be focused on the…

Financial problems and relationships

Redundancy, debt and money worries can all put pressure on your relationship with your partner. Denise Knowles, a relationship counsellor at Relate, offers advice on how to ease the strain.  If you're made redundant, loss of income is the most obvious difficulty, but being without…

EHC Plan Appeals - Single Route of Redress – National Trial

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Coping with Money Worries

It's normal to feel worried, anxious or down when times are hard. Job insecurity, redundancy, debt and financial problems can all cause emotional distress. But there are lots of things you can do to help yourself if you're in a difficult situation. David Richards, professor of…