Specialist Housing Services team is committed to providing the right kind of care and support to help you live as independently as possible.
We may be able to:
As we cannot provide everything that we are asked for, we have to decide how to provide the best service we can, for all the people who live in Salford. The eligibility criteria for our services help to make sure that we provide services fairly.
For more detailed information about eligibility criteria, you should ask community occupational therapy. If you do not meet the criteria, we may not be able to provide you with services.
If you think we may be able to help you, then you should contact Community Occupational Therapy. Their address and telephone number are at the end of this information. We will then arrange for someone to visit you to find out what daily activities you find difficult to carry out in your home and what your needs are. This is called an assessment. Whoever visits you, will also check to see if you meet the eligibility criteria. We will not be able to assess your needs immediately, so we will let you know how long you will have to wait.
Once your needs have been assessed and if you meet the eligibility criteria, we will give you a copy of our recommendations. These will list some of the ways we can meet your needs. After your assessment, we may:
If you meet the eligibility criteria, we may also:
If we recommend that your home is adapted, then we will survey it, to check what is possible. We may either recommend a major or a minor adaptation. Community occupational therapy will carry out minor adaptations and Housing Support will carry out major adaptations. We use specialist builders to carry out the work.
If you have lifting equipment in your home, such as a lift or a ceiling track hoist, we may be able to provide a maintenance service. This is available to all Salford residents. For information about this service, contact the Specialist Housing Services team. The number is at the bottom of this page. If community occupational therapy lend you specialist equipment, they will maintain it. Please contact them if you have any problems.
Please call us for details of how to request an assessment on 0161 631 4777.
Specialist Housing Services
10 Priestley Road
Wardley Industrial Estate
Telephone: 0161 607 1415
You can find out more from the Disabled Living Centre.
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