Adult Placement

What does it do?

In order to work out just what your needs are and whether an adult placement is the best way to meet them, we do need to carry out an assessment. Adult placements offer adults the chance to receive the care and support they need in a different setting to the family home, or the supported accommodation, in which they usually live.
Placements can be short term, lasting anything from a few hours or one night, to several weeks, enabling both the person who is cared for and their carers to have a break. Or they can be more long term, providing the opportunity for the person receiving support to live as part of the family. Emergency placements are also available.
Placements are usually arranged in the homes of carers. The exception to this are placements that only lasts a few hours which take place out and about in the community. 

Who it is for?

Adult Placement is for anyone over 18 who meet the eligibility criteria who are finding it difficult to manage because of one of the following:

  • learning disability;
  • physical disability (including sensory);
  • mental health problems;
  • problems associated with getting older;
  • older people with mental health problems, including dementia.

Where it is available?

Local service (Bury).

What it costs:

There will be some cost but the actual amount you pay will depend on what services you receive. You may be able to get help with the costs and we will help you fill out a financial assessment form to see if you qualify for financial help.

How to access or apply for it:

Adult Care Services is the first point of contact for referrals for this service. You can contact them at:
Bury Council (Adult Care Services)
Address: Whittaker Street, Radcliffe M26 9TD
Phone: 0161 253 5151

What to expect then:

When you contact us we'll discuss your situation over the phone, check that we've got all our facts straight and then follow this up with a visit to your home to talk about your personal situation and to discuss what help is available.


Info last updated:

Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury, Greater Manchester, BL9 0SW