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Caring for someone in Peterborough (Adults)

Caring for someone A carer is someone who provides support to an adult family member or friend who could not live independently, or whose health would deteriorate without this help.  You might not recognise yourself as a carer; instead you are mother, father, brother, sister, daughter, son,…

Mental capacity and planning for the future (Adults)

Mental capacity and planning for the future There may come a time when you are unwell and cannot tell the people around you what you do and do not want. By making plans now, you can record your preferences for treatment and care so that…

Homes Not Hospitals (previously Transforming Care) Local Offer

What is homes not hospitals care? Transforming Care can improve the lives of children, young people or children and adults with autism and/or learning disability with behaviour that challenges and/or mental health issues.  It is about improved support in your community.  This is to try to…

Adults Information Sheets - Money Management and Planning for the Future

This page includes the following Information Sheets: Easy to print Please note. All our information sheets are easy to print Request an accessible format  If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible…

Adults Information Sheets - Welfare Benefits

This page includes the following Information Sheets: Easy to print Please note. All our information sheets are easy to print Request an accessible format  If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible…

Stay Stronger for Longer (Adults)

Stay fit to stay independent Doing the right type of strengthening exercises is important.  For older people, ‘strength and balance exercises’, which strengthen the muscles in the legs and improve balance and co-ordination, have been specifically proven to help people stay strong and steady.  Other…

Personal Assistant Register (Adults)

Employing a Personal Assistant A personal assistant (PA) can be employed if you need care and support to enable you to live as independently as possible at home. Personal assistants can provide help with your care and support needs. You can search the PA Register for…

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments (Adults)

There are some temporary changes to how adult social care services are paid for during the COVID-19 pandemic.  You can see the details on our Adults COVID-19 page Personal Budgets and Direct Payments This guidance is for people who have already had a social care assessment…

Community Information (Adults)

On this area of the Peterborough Information Network you can find links to lots of useful information in the community. You can also find information on the Getting Out and About pages.

Paying for your care at home (Adults)

Paying for your care at home Some elements of care may be funded by the NHS for a short time period following discharge from hospital.   You should receive information about this, if it applies to you, as part of the discharge process. Social care and…