Lists of care homes
Age UK have produced a useful guide to help with choosing a care home.
Facts and information
Residential homes - if you cannot manage alone and need help with everyday tasks such as washing, dressing or going to the toilet.
Nursing homes - if you need skilled nursing care because of illness, infirmity or injury.
You can find information about residential or nursing homes in the factsheets and guides produced by Independent Age, a national charity specialising in advice and information for older people. You can download or order the factsheets and guides from their website.
You can also call the Independent Age advice line on: 0800 319 6789
Who can get help?
For more information on help available through the council please contact Access Bolton on 01204 338027 or see our Assessing your adult social care needs page.
Advice and support is available if you are considering a move into Residential or Nursing Care. Whether you are in a position to pay for your care, or need help with this, we will advise and support you through the process if needed.
If you want us to pay for your care, we will assess your needs to decide whether we can do this.
The cost of care
Many of your questions about paying for your care will be answered by the Independent Age factsheets and additional help can be found by visiting their links to other sources of help. We also produce our own payment information - including local variations to the rules.
Infection Control Fund
The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a new care homes support package. It is backed by a six hundred million pounds adult social care infection control fund. This has been introduced to tackle the spread of COVID-19 in care homes. Bolton Council’s Chief Executive Tony Oakman has written a response to the Minister of State for Care, and this letter and accompanying appendix is available here.
Further information on the Infection Control Fund can be found at the following link: