Care

A short break allows your child to take part in fun activities away from their normal routine and can give parents a break from caring responsibilities. Arrange a short break for a child.

Day centres and family support centres provide help for people with disabilities and health problems. They also provide support working through family difficulties.

Since April 2009, the Mental Capacity Act has provided a legal framework to ensure that people that lack capacity who are being deprived of their liberty are being done so lawfully. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Fostering is looking after a child or young person in your home when they're unable to live with their own families. Children may need temporary care because their parents are ill, have family problems or the child may be abused or neglected. Find out more about Foster for Knowsley.

Social Services may be able to support you if you face challenges with health needs, family difficulties or problems at home. Get help from Social Services.

A range of support is available for children with disabilities and their families. This includes short breaks and respite care, as well as family centres and activities for children.

If you are eligible for funding from social care and / or health, you may be entitled to a personal budget and a direct payment to yourself or a nominated person on your behalf.

Private Fostering is when parents agree for a child to be cared for by someone other than themselves - or close relatives.

Sometimes you might suspect that a child is at risk of harm or neglect. In other cases, you may know of a family who could benefit from some additional support and help to look after a child better. Raise your concerns.

If you do not know the whereabouts of a child who is missing from home or local authority care, you should report this as soon as possible.
 

Vulnerable people at risk of abuse may include the elderly and those with a physical or learning disability. Find out how you can report abuse of vulnerable people.

As you get older, you may need extra care to help you to live independently in your home. A care assessment will help identify your needs and find the best way to provide care and support. There is no charge for the assessment. Request a care assessment.

We provide residential care for children to make sure that their needs are met when they cannot live with their own family. Residential care for children.

Safeguarding adults means protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent or stop abuse and neglect. Safeguarding adults

Our Shared Lives service recruits carers to provide care in their homes for disabled adults, older people and vulnerable people needing support. 

Find out more about our Shared Lives service here.

Anyone who cares for a friend, neighbour or relative who is frail, disabled or mentally or physically ill, is a carer. You don’t need to live in the same house to be a carer. Support for carers.

Knowsley Council is proud to be taking part in the national Syrian Refugee Resettlement scheme, welcoming up to 50 people who have been forced to flee their homes due to the ongoing conflict in the country. Support for Refugees.

Young carers are children and young people who look after someone in their family who has an illness, a disability, or is affected by mental ill-health or substance misuse. Support for young carers.

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better.  The Care Act 2014 is the biggest change to adult health and social care law in over 60 years.  It will help to make the care and support system more consistent across the country.