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Our team of qualified social workers and one community assessment officer, is contracted to work on behalf of Bury, Manchester and Salford Local Authorities.

They also provide support and advice to people living in other areas, including Cheshire, Stockport and Trafford.


The team carries out “community care assessments” for adults. These explore the type of support a person needs to help them with their daily life. The aim is to help people live independently for as long as possible in their own homes.


They can set up regular support services including meals on wheels, day-care or home care visits eg to help with showering. They can give advice on welfare benefits disability equipment and accessing financial support.

Keeping in touch

Our staff liaise with other professionals eg GPs and occupational therapists. They “keep an eye on” people who are most vulnerable or have no family support.

Supporting carers

The team also supports family members who are “carers” of the person concerned. They carry out assessments of the carer’s own support needs. This might result in arranging respite care or helping the carer apply for carer’s personal budget.

Care homes

If someone can no longer cope at home our team will provide advice on how to choose a care home. They will assist with making the arrangements and, where necessary, will help apply for Local Authority funding.

Supporting the local authority

The adult social work team supports Local Authorities in investigating allegations of abuse. It is closely involved in developing services that promote the safeguarding of vulnerable people.

Should you or someone you know need more information about this service please contact our Referral and Advice Officer, who is available every weekday from 9.30am – 2.00 pm on 0161 772 4800 (option 2) or email

In an emergency ask to speak to another member of the Adult Social Work team.

fed facts
  • 38%

    Heathlands Village residents over 90 years old

  • £125,000

    annual electricity bill for Heathlands Village

  • 850+

    visits to our Community Cafe per year

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