Social Care: Care and support planning
If you are entitled to social care, you can plan what care and support you will get from your local authority (LA). This is called ‘care and support planning’. This section explains how you can plan your care, who is involved and when you have to pay for services.
Care home fees - who pays?
If you need residential care in a care home your local authority may ask you to pay towards the cost. This factsheet looks at local authority rules on charging for residential accommodation. This section is an overview because the rules are complicated. This section is for people with mental illnesses and their carers.
This page looks at what it means to recover from a mental illness. We focus on personal recovery and suggest different ways that you can help your own recovery. Not everything on this page will help you to recover from your illness. But we hope that it will help you to work out what you find useful.
You might have found it difficult to get what you want from the NHS or social services. Advocates can help you to express your concerns, get information and explore options for moving forward. This page explains more about what advocates do, how they can help you and how you can find one near you.
100 Ways to Support Recovery
100 Ways to Support Recovery is a free practical guide for mental health professionals to work in a recovery-oriented way. Since publication in 2009, the first edition has been updated with references to new knowledge on how you can support someone with a mental illness.
Staying well with bipolar
What’s the best way to stay well when you have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder? Our guide base on the personal experiences of 32 of our supporters can help you spot the early warning signs that you are become unwell, how to look after yourself and the treatment you might need.