Support at home
Help if you are over the age of 60 or with a disability/support need, to live independently in your own home for longer.
The following services are available:
Bury Council's "Support at home" service
The support at home service aims to support older people to continue living independently in their own home and includes:
- personal visits
- keeping in regular contact and discussing how you are getting on
- contact relatives and arrange other services that you feel you need
- advice with rent and services charge payments
- organising repairs
- work closely with CareLink
- consult with you about matters to do with support service
- give information about local activities in your area and the borough of Bury
- help identify that there are no obvious hazards in customer's homes
- offer advice on services provided by statutory agencies and voluntary organisations.(e.g. Health Services, Adult Care Services, Age Concern)
- provide the customer with help and support when applying for services
The service is available for people who are over the age of 60 or under 60 if there is a disability or high support need.
Payment for this service is £18.60 a week. This payment could be reduced, or free, depending on your circumstances. Support at home staff will discuss payment options with users.
Please note - If you receive Housing Benefit and are over 60 years of age this service is free of charge.
To enquire about support at home please complete the referral form below.
Other services available from Bury Council and other providers include:
- Carelink and Telecare (emergency alarms)
- There is also other help available for services such as shopping, gardening, cleaning, meals etc. Information about providers for these service can be obtained from The Bury Directory - Adult Care Connect and Direct Hub.