Top-up fees for adult residential care
A top-up fee is an additional fee set by the care home provider.About top-up fees and how to pay them
If you're disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, you can apply for a Blue Badge.Apply for or renew a Blue Badge
Health and family services
Our Rochdale lists local services providing health, social care, childcare and family services.How to sign in or register to Our Rochdale
COVID-19 and flu vaccinations
View the latest information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and flu vaccinations, including who can get a vaccine, how to book a vaccination and more.More on COVID-19 and flu vaccinations
Spotlight on paying for care
There are policies and grants available to help people and their support networks pay for care.
- Adult Care Charging Policy - a fair way of charging adults who receive care and support services.
- Carers' Personal Budgets Policy - support for carers to have a break and have greater choice and control.
- Deferred payment scheme - for people who need residential care and are unable to pay because their property hasn't yet been sold.
- Disability Related Expenditure (DRE) - if you're entitled to disability care benefits, you may be able to claim money spent on items and services to help you manage your disability or long-term health condition.
- Disabled Facilities Grants - practical help and support to enable elderly and disabled people to remain independent in their homes for as long as possible.
Help and support
1 in 4 of us have problems with our mental wellbeing at some time in our lives. View some useful information or get practical support to help you or someone in your life.
Discounts are available for certain disabled people, carers and people permanently living in a hospital or care home.
Grants are available to help you pay for adaptions to your home or attend education or training.
Social prescribing is a way for you to get help and support from organisations in your area.
Every cigarette you smoke causes real harm. Second-hand smoke can also be dangerous to your family and friends. So why not consider giving up smoking?
There's lots of help available in the borough for drug and alcohol users. There's also support for their families, loved ones and friends.