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Living with incontinence

Follow our tips on how to cope with the daily challenges of living with incontinence. Enjoy good sex Prepare for local trips How to look after your skin What to take on holiday How to manage incontinence at work Fight depression with…

Loneliness in older people

Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation - and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out. Hundreds…

Meals, nutrition and feeding

Good nutrition is vital for health and wellbeing. It's particularly important for someone who is recovering from an illness. Eating only a limited diet or not getting enough food can lead to malnutrition. Malnutrition can be caused by: some diseases,…

Mobility and equipment

You can often stay independent with simple tools or pieces of equipment, such as easy-grip kitchen equipment, walking sticks and handrails in your home.  Equipment can also help with bigger issues, for example, hoists to help you get on and…

Mood self-assessment quiz

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Paying for residential and nursing care

Moving into a care home is a big step. You may have to pay fees for many years. Some people will be able to get help from Salford City Council with paying the fees. You should contact Adult Social Care…

Paying for your own care and support

Many people who use care and support services will pay for all of the costs. This is known as being a "self-funder". The cost of your care will vary depending on its type, intensity, specialisation, location and duration. For example,…

Personal Independence Payment

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is the new benefit that's replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for people with a disability who are aged 16 to 64. PIP is designed to help you meet some of the extra costs you may have…

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy helps to restore movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness or disability. It can also help to reduce your risk of injury or illness in the future. It takes a holistic approach that involves the patient…

Shopping and cleaning

Use the AskSara self-assessment for detailed advice about equipment to help you with housework and shopping. Shopping Most supermarkets offer online shopping and will deliver your groceries straight to your door. Ask the driver if they can help put the shopping away.…