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Taking Medication

Many people forget to take prescribed medication, or take it in the wrong way, which can put their health at risk. If you are receiving a care package that includes daily visits to your home, then your care workers may be able to help to…

Become a Shared Lives Carer

Who can become a Shared Lives carer All types of people can become a Shared Lives carer. What is important is that you can offer your time and be aware of an individual's needs. For carers that offer short or long term care, you will…

Types of Care Homes

There are two main categories of care available in Bury: 1. Care Homes without Nursing Care (Residential Care) Standard Residential Care provides accommodation, meals and assistance with personal care whenever the need arises over a 24 hour period. If the person has any nursing needs,…

Volunteering

Becoming a volunteer can be personally rewarding and help you to 'give something back' to your community. As a volunteer you will be giving your time to help others but you will also increase your own confidence and get a sense of satisfaction and achievement.…

Council Tax and Housing Benefits

  Housing Benefits and Council Tax Support Housing Benefit is a welfare benefit helping households on low incomes to pay their rent. Council Tax Support provides financial help towards Council Tax bills for households on low incomes. You may be able to get these benefits…

Doorstep Safety

Bogus callers, sometimes known as doorstep thieves, are people who trick their way into people's homes with the intention of stealing money or property. These people often work in teams of two or more and they usually prey on people who are elderly or vulnerable.…

Nursing Homes

What is available? There are many different types of nursing homes in Bury where a number of people live together, looked after by trained nursing staff, available 24 hours a day. They are independently run by a variety of private and not-for-profit organisations. All registered…

Young carer

“Young Carers are children and young people under the age of 18 years, who provide care on a regular basis to another family member, who has a physical illness/disability; mental ill health; sensory disability or has a problematic use of drugs or alcohol. The level…

Financial Information and Advice for Care and Support

When to contact a financial adviser? Unlike NHS health care, most people will have to pay something towards the cost of any care and support they need. If you have assets (property, shares, savings etc) or substantial income, you are likely to have to pay…