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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…

What is a Learning Disability?

A person with a learning disability will have a reduced ability to understand new or complex information or to learn new skills, or to cope independently in every day life. These disabilities must have been present from childhood and have had a lasting effect on…

What is an Adult Care Assessment?

An assessment is simply a discussion with you that will help us understand what help and support you might need coping with life on a day to day basis and living independently in your own home. Where does it take place? It usually involves a…

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.…

Blue Badge parking permit

The Blue Badge scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The scheme operates throughout the UK and is recognised throughout the European Union. To apply for a Blue Badge you must hold a…

RADAR National Key Scheme

The RADAR National Key Scheme (NKS) offers independent access to disabled people to around 7,000 locked public toilets around the country. The National Key Scheme (NKS), sometimes known as the RADAR Scheme, was developed because some public toilets designed for disabled people had to be…

Public Transport and Travel Discounts

Public Transport Bury is well served by public transport with excellent road and tram links. There are a number of different bus companies operating throughout the borough, and thanks to the Metrolink tram service, Manchester and its excellent rail links are just 20 minutes away.…

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.…