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The Care Act 2014 - Factsheets

The factsheets on this page have been made by the Government and provide an overview of the Care Act and the duties and powers of local authorities under the Act. You'll find some brief information on them in the dropdown sections below and the factsheets…

Call the Carers Direct Helpline

You can call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053 if you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you. If you are busy at certain times of day, you can send the…

Caring for Children with Complex Needs

If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment that needs a lot of additional support for them to live day to day, they might be described as having "complex needs". A child might have complex needs from birth, or following…

Social Capital Fund

Do you have an idea, project or scheme that would help improve the health and wellbeing of people in Bury? If you are a Voluntary, Community or Faith  sector organisation then you can apply for funding from the Social Capital Fund.  Bury Council in conjunction…

Starting University

Going to University can be a wonderful and exciting experience, but it can also bring its own unique challenges. It's natural to feel nervous or overwhelmed during the first few weeks. It's important to look after your health when moving away from home for the first…

SEND (Special Education Needs & Disability), Bury’s Local Offer Website the story so far!

SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability), Bury Local Offer the story so far The SEND Local Offer is a guide to information about services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. In March 2019, we will be launching a new and improved…

Getting Enough Sleep

We all need sleep.  Getting enough quality sleep keeps us healthy, both physically and mentally. Carers can often find it difficult to have a good night’s sleep, especially if the person you care for needs help or disturbs you in the night. Caring for someone…

Housing Options to Suit Your Needs

Finding suitable housing, or adapting your current home, can make a huge difference to your quality of life, whether you need support yourself or are caring for someone else. Your local authority may be able to help you better understand your housing needs.  As local authorities now have…

How can sleep, diet and exercise affect my mental health?

If you have good physical health, you are more likely to have good mental health. Sleep patterns, diet and physical activity all have an impact on your wellbeing. Living a healthy lifestyle becomes even more important for people with mental health needs because the health…

Dementia: Planning for Your Future Care

At the right time you may want to take the opportunity to think about how you want to live and how you want to be cared for if you become unable to make or communicate decisions for yourself in the future. You may wish to…