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Capacity

Mental Capacity Act The Mental Capacity Act protects people who cannot make decisions for themselves or lack the mental capacity to do so. This could be due to a mental health condition, a severe learning difficulty, a brain injury, a stroke or unconsciousness due to…

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) apply to people aged 18 and over who lack capacity to give consent to arrangements for their care or treatment. The care or treatment could be in either a hospital or care home. The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards apply…

How to report concerns about an adult

Concerns about an adult If you have concerns about an adult in Trafford, aged 18 or over, and you are worried that they are being harmed or are at risk of harm, please visit Trafford Strategic Safeguarding Partnership for advice for members of the public…

How to get help

Whether you are looking for help for yourself or for someone else, there are services and organisations throughout Trafford who are here for you. Social care assessment What is a social care assessment, how it can help if you are having difficulty with everyday life , eligibility…

Your assessment

If you are finding it difficult to manage at home, are caring for someone and need some support, or are concerned about someone who may be at risk then contact Trafford Adult Social Services - Community Screening Team.  If you live in Trafford and are aged…

Paying for support

If you are 18 or older you may have to pay for your support. This will depend on: Your income and savings. If you have nursing care. If you own your own home. If you live with someone else. The amount you pay will depend…

Speaking for you

Advocacy is about communicating needs, wishes and views. Some people are able to do this for themselves and make decisions about what is important in their lives. Other people may want some help to do this, to make sure their voice is heard.   What is…

Charges for non-residential care services

Non-residential care services help you remain living independently in your own home.  These services include homecare and personal support (including night sitting services), telecare and community alarms, day care, day services.   Financial Assessment How much you will pay will depend on your financial assessment. The…

Charges for Residential and Nursing care services

If your care assessment shows that your needs are best met in a care home, as a temporary or permanent resident, you may be entitled to financial support from the Council to help with your care fees.   How much does it cost? Trafford Council will pay the following…
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