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Personal Health Budgets Local offer

What are personal health budgets? A personal health budget is an amount of money to support an individual’s identified healthcare and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between an individual, or their representative, and their local NHS team. At the centre of a personal health budget is a…

Personal Budgets Policy - Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Government has introduced a programme of change to the way that children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families are supported. Personalisation is at the core of the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) reforms, and is about…

What is a Personal Budget/Self Directed Support?

  What is Self Directed Support? Self Directed Support is where a person is in control and chooses how their care and support needs will be met.  It is a way of making sure your social care support is personal to you.  It could be…

Planning Your Support (Support Plans) & Reviews

You will now start planning the support you need to meet your needs and achieve your outcomes. This is all recorded on your Support Plan. A support plan will show:  What your needs and outcomes are. How the support will meet your needs and outcomes.…

Day Care

What is available? Day care is a popular service offered to people who need some help with personal or practical care and are unable to get out and about by themselves. Day care is usually available in a resource centre, community building or a residential…

Transitions into adulthood

What does this mean? When a young person reaches 18 the responsibility for providing social care support transfers from Children's Services to the Communities & Wellbeing department. A transition into adulthood plan should be made before the young person's 18th birthday to reflect their needs…

Residential Placements for People with Learning Disabilities

What is available? Residential placements provide accommodation for people with learning disabilities,  who need a different type of support than can be provided at home. Different types of residential placements are available to meet individual needs and different levels of disability. Who can get a…

Supported tenancies (learning disabilities)

What is available? Supported tenancies cover a range of accommodation and adapted properties set up to enable people with learning disabilities to live in their own home. These are usually shared by a small group of tenants with staff, based in the home, providing support…

How to Get Help for People with Dementia

What is Dementia? Dementia is the gradual loss of mental abilities such as thinking, reasoning and remembering. It is not a disease, but symptoms such as loss of memory, confusion, and changes in personality, mood and behaviour  that may accompany some diseases or conditions affecting the brain.…

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…