Information and advice
As well as social care services, there are many other forms of support which can help you stay independent and costs you less.
Talking to your friends and people in your community is a good starting point. They may have useful advice and experiences. There are many support groups in the city where people are already helping each other. You can find some of these in our service directory.
NHS Salford can put you in touch with other people with a similar health condition. You can find out about self-care, expert patient programmes and support groups.
If you can not find a support group and you want to set one up, our neighbourhood management teams may be able to help.
Search what's on in Salford for the latest events, walks, exhibitions, music and sports.
You may also find lots of answers on our support and advice pages.
If you have some tips that you would like to share, let us know and we can publish them here.
Equipment and social care services
Health and personal care equipment is sold in many high street shops and catalogues. Before buying larger peices of equipment, in particular mobility scooters, we recommend that you contact our disability service or read Ricability's consumer reports for free, impartial advice.
If you know that you are looking for personal care, home care (also called home helps or domiciliary care) or residential care, then visit the Care Quality Commission which lists all social and health care services and includes inspection reports on them. We have lists of the social care services that we know of in Salford:
Who you can talk to
You can also contact one of the city's voluntary and community organisations which offer information and advice. You can also contact an advocacy organisation.
What to talk about
You have a right to ask for an assessment of your social care needs. If you are not sure if this is the right option for you, then you may want to think about what the problems are as this can help you work out what the solutions are.
This page was last updated on 8 April 2013