A carer is a person, regardless of age or gender, whose own life is affected by providing care or support to a child or adult who cannot manage daily life because of illness, disability or frailness, without help.
Bury Children's Services are required under the Children Act 1989 to provide a service to help families with "children in need" in their area. Children in need are those with a disability and children whose health and welfare may suffer significantly without support from children's social care services.
Children's Services is the department of Bury Council which is responsible for coordinating services for children, young people and families. We provide a huge range of services from universal services (such as schools) to targeted services (such as Children's Centres) and specialist services (such as children's social care services).
Children's Centres in Bury support children, parents, carers and childcare providers to help ensure that Bury children are given the best opportunities at their most crucial time for development during the first 5 years of their lives.
Adult Care Connect and Direct is Adult Care Services' one-stop shop for advice and information and is located at Textile Hall, Manchester Road, Bury (next door to Bury library and opposite Bury job centre).