Choose your council from below to see any relevant services and support that can be accessed:
- Help at Home – Services and schemes that improve independence at home
- Homecare: Domiciliary care and home help services
- Supporting independence for disabled people: Modifications to homes and support to make life easier for disabled people
- Meals on wheels and luncheon clubs:
- Care and repair scheme: Helping people to maintain independence at home
- Careline alarm service: Emergency social alarms available for your home
- Telecare: Assistive technology to help maintain independence
- Motability: A national scheme providing suitable cars for disabled people
- Benefits Advice – A small team of experienced advisers who deal with complex benefit problems and can represent you in benefits appeals. The team cover a whole host of benefits; from income support to pension credit – if you’re unsure whether we can help, get in touch. The service is free and confidential
- “Get Started with Adult Social Care”
- Request a care and support assessment online or call 0161 253 5151. Everyone who receives care services is required to pay for those services and each service has its own charging policy.
- Blue Badge
- Care Equipment, Aids and Adaptations
- Guidance on other support and help from the Council and other local organisations can be found in the Bury Directory
- Get help, Support or Social Care
- To request advice, information and an assessment of your needs. We’ll talk to you about your situation and ask questions to understand how you are currently managing and what your likely needs may be.
Contact by Telephone: 0161 234 5001 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Text:07860 003 160
- Adults Care & Support
Find information, advice and support for adults, including those who care for people. In areas such financial planning, keeping fit, health conditions and adult social care.
- Health and social care
- Request a care and support assessment
- Hiring Disabled People – The Wellbeing Service helps local people with disabilities find and keep a job and gives advice about best practice in the recruitment and retention of disabled employees
- The Link Centre is Oldham’s Centre for Independent Living, and hub of preventative activities and services.
It offers a large number of services, support groups and signposting facilities for residents with a disability or feel that they have vulnerability or some form of additional need, carers and professionals
- Benefits service
- Social care and support
- Request a care and support assessment
- Services for disabled people
- Getting help: Benefits, employment, housing and money advice
- A-Z of local care and support services. This directory lists services that provide care, support and advice for adults including older people. Simply select a letter of the alphabet below to start accessing information on available services.
- Health and social care. If you need support to help you manage everyday tasks, these pages will help you to explore your options.
- AskSARA helps you find useful advice and products that make daily living easier. Buy online from suppliers or explore your options and if you need more personal support and want to talk your options through, please give any of the following local organisations a call:
- Contact Adult Social Care (Adult social care is now provided by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust)
- Benefits Advice The customer services advice team delivers face to face help and advice on council and partner services including: Housing benefit and Council Tax Reduction.
- Occupational Therapy: To make an initial referral or a subsequent referral back, if you have difficulties in the future, to the SMBC Occupational Therapy Service phone 0161 217 6029.O/T Service provided by Access Independent Ltd and if any queries concerning your assessment or outcomes contact them by phone 01223 229091, by email email@example.com or by post to Stockport MBC, c/o Access Independent, 17G The Courtyard, Sturton Street, Cambridge, CB1 2PT
- BetterOff Stockport
- Your money: Use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator here to find out what benefits you are entitled to.
- Applications and appeals: Apply for a benefit or appeal a benefit decision.
- Jobs and volunteering: Search for jobs and volunteering opportunities and record your job search activity.
- Advice and information: Advice on finding jobs, childcare, budgeting and debt issues.
- Disabled facilities grant – If you or a member of your household is disabled they may qualify for a Disabled Facilities Grant towards the cost of providing facilities or adaptations to enable the disabled person to continue to live in their own homes.
- Home adaptations – Anyone living in Trafford who has a permanent or substantial disability, or anyone who cares for a person with a permanent or substantial disability may be eligible for a home adaptation.
- Occupational therapy – Once your details have been taken by a member of the Occupational Therapist Team, an Occupational Therapist will contact you and arrange to visit you in your home to discuss your needs.
- One Stop Resource Centre – Based in Sale, the One Stop Resource provides community equipment and services for people living in Trafford, who may need assistance with daily living due to a disability.
- Appeals – What to do if you think our decision is wrong.
- Backdated claims – Find out whether you can get your benefit claim backdated.
- Benefits calculator
Use our online calculator to check whether you qualify for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.
- Changes in your circumstances – You must tell us straight away about any changes that could affect your benefit.
- Discretionary Housing and Council Tax Support payments
If you do not get the full amount of Housing Benefit or your award of Council Tax Support is less than you were previously receiving in Council Tax Benefit then you may be able to claim a Discretionary Housing and Council Tax Support Payment.
- Online services, Forms and leaflets – Access our online services or download useful forms and information leaflets.
- Fraud investigation – What to do if you suspect someone is claiming benefit fraudulently.
- Landlords information – Benefits information for registered social landlords and private landlords whose tenants do not receive local housing allowance.
- Local housing allowance for landlords – Advice for private landlords, whose tenants (are not exempt from LHA) and claimed benefit or changed address after 8 April 2008.
- Local housing allowance for tenants – Advice for private tenants, who made their claim or changed address after 8 April 2008. This section does not apply if you rent your property from a Registered Social Landlord such as Trafford Housing Trust.
- Local housing allowance rates – Find out how much Local Housing Allowance you may be entitled to.
- New claims – Information and advice about making a new claim for benefit.
- Overpayments – What to do if you have been overpaid.
- Welfare reforms – The Benefits System is going through one of its biggest shake ups for over 60 years and many working age people will be affected.
- Trafford Assist – Trafford Assist can help residents meet short term needs in an emergency or help them to return or remain in the community
- Adults health and social care
- Independent Living
- Aids and adaptations (support after injury/operation) or to request an assessment of care and support needs
- Benefits and Grants
For details of benefits and grants available, together with obtaining advice on benefits and on appealing benefit decisions follow this link:
- Additional details on services for older people