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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…

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 Budgets and Direct Payments (Adults)

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments This guidance is for people who have already had a social care assessment and a financial assessment and are eligible for council funded care and support.  For more information about financial assessment and paying for care, please visit the Paying…

Paying for your care at home (Adults)

Paying for your care at home Social care and support, unlike health care provided by the NHS, is not usually free of charge. If you have been assessed by the council as needing ongoing care and support, you will be offered a financial assessment to…

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…

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Peterborough (Adults)

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Peterborough The Deprivation of Liberty safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They aim to make sure adults in care homes, hospitals or supported living are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom. The safeguards should ensure…

Equipment and Living Aids (Adults)

Household gadgets and equipment to make life easier If you, or someone you know, struggles with everyday tasks, there might be gadgets or equipment to help make life easier.    

Mental Health (Adults)

Mental Health All of us, children, young people and adults have mental health and it is important to look after it, like we would any other part of our body.  If you are having mental health problems though, you're not alone. One in four of…

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.