Money and Benefits
Focused Care Services
A Focused Care Practitioner is based within your GP practice and can support you with lots of health and social issues that you might be experiencing including issues to do with finances & benefits, family issues, mental health, housing and more.
Focused Care Practitioners are highly experienced in what they do and hold lots of knowledge around health and social matters. They will work alongside you (and others in your household if appropriate) and take a patient-based approach to ensure that you are supported for every step of the way.
If you would like more information about the Focused Care service or would like to get in contact with the Focused Care Practitioner working in your area, please contact a staff member at your GP practice.
Further Information: focusedcare.org.uk/what-is-focused-care
Youtube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsT5pBvY7Yw
Greater Manchester Law Centre
Located on Princess Road in Moss Side near Alexandra Park, you can walk in to this centre Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm to ask about free legal advice.
By appointment they also provide support with Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) both with completing forms, managing failed medical (work capability) assessments and with appeals.
Also Employment Legal Advice Clinic every first Friday of the month for advice on any employment law related issue, by appointment.
Citizens Advice aims to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities including on benefits, debt, consumer, housing, family, law and immigration. They value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination.
Telephone advice 03444 111 222 (local rate)
Instant Access Surgery Phone – Free in some GP practices in our neighbourhood.
Assisted digital and information service – Manchester Town Hall, Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 2pm.
Work and Mental Wellbeing
View information about work and mental health and services available to help in Manchester.