Community support

Manchester has many organisations that can support you within the community. They can help you with your daily routine things as well as provide any specialist help.

Click the boxes below to see the support available

  • Advice on Prescription

    Citizens Advice Manchester (CAM) are working with Manchester GP practices to  offer a ‘Advice on Prescription‘ service. Many of the issues you face can’t be fixed by a GP, but speaking to a trained adviser about your concerns may help you to feel healthier and happier.

    CAM can help with issues around welfare benefits, rent and money, housing, employment, energy and much more. To use the service, call 0808 278 7800 or, ask a member of the GP practice team to refer you in, or click here to refer yourself.

  • Age UK Manchester

    Age UK Manchester is an independent charity dedicated to helping people over 60, their families and carers. It offers information, advice and support on a wide range of issues.

    Some of the things they can help you with includes, benefit claims, accessing social care services, identifying your housing options and dealing with debt or utility bills.

    Visit their website here to learn more.

  • Community Care Navigators

    Care Navigators work with people over 18 to ensure they are connected with the right services available to them in their neighbourhood. They work closely with NHS services, mental health services, GP’s, social services (council), housing associations, charities, voluntary groups, social enterprise organisations and other community resources to identify any gaps in support and connect you with these services.

    The service is available 7 days a week from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

    If you would like to talk to a Care Navigator or make a referral, please contact the Single Point of Access (SPA) team by phone or email:

    Find out more about Community Care Navigators here on the Manchester Local Care Organisation website (MLCO).