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Office Contacts
Title Name
Service Manager Sam Cook (07983 567143)
Independent Living Adviser Fidelma McCorkell (07767 160582)
Independent Living Adviser Hayley Berry (07767 160602)
Finance Officer (Managed Accounts) Ricky Jordan (07483 036707)
Clerical Officer Gail Williams (07767 160607)

Welcome to Penderels Trust Salford & Greater Manchester

Covid-19 Pandemic Information

'Spirit of Salford' is the combined efforts of organisations (including Salford City Council and NHS Salford) in Salford to help everyone in the city stay safe and help reduce the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19. Their information can be found in the flyers that can be downloaded from the bottom the page.

A letter (updated November 2020) to direct payment recipients in Salford from adult social care services/NHS provides lots of useful information about support available during the Coronavirus pandemic.  If you receive a direct payment, you may have already received this letter but you can download a copy at the bottom of this page.

There is also some information on the safe use of medicines.

Salford COVID-19 Testing for Personal Assistants

Lateral Flow Testing

As you may already be aware, Salford is one of the many localities to begin rapid targeted testing using lateral flow antigen tests. We are targeting our testing towards specific groups of people who are most at risk of exposure to the virus because of the employment sector they work in or their workplace and who, if they had Covid-19 without realising, would be at higher risk of spreading it to work colleagues or the general public. 

As one of our identified target groups, we would like to invite your personal assistants to be tested twice within every 7 day period (allowing where possible 3 days between tests) via one of the local community test centres which are now open. This testing is for PAs who do not have any of the identified symptoms of Covid-19.

Bookings can be made via the following link: https://contactus.salford.gov.uk/?formtype=BOOK_LFT

All testing is voluntary but we know up to one third of people who test positive for Covid-19 have no symptoms at all (asymptomatic) and can therefore spread it unknowingly. That is why testing is so important. 

By taking the test to find out if they have Covid-19 and taking the right action to self-isolate, your PA will not only be protecting people they care for and their family members, but will also be helping the people of Salford to go about their daily lives with a reduced risk of catching Covid-19.

More information about testing can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions document (located at the bottom of this webpage and entitled ‘Salford COVID-19 Testing for PAs – FAQs’).

If you have any further questions or require further information, please contact Chris Ogden at Salford Clinical Commissioning Group via: Christopher.ogden@nhs.net

Are you a great PA who would like to be more involved in promoting the role?

We have three opportunities for you to do just that.  In summary, these are:

1) Become a Penderels Trust PA Champion 

2) Get involved in the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership and let them know your experiences of being a PA (free shopping voucher for involvement)

3) Do you support someone living with a neurological condition like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson's disease? Neurocare KnowHow are looking for PAs to share their stories (free shopping voucher for involvement). 

For more information on all these opportunities, please download the PA Champions flyer at the bottom of this page.

Would you like to help the student nurses of Salford University?

Salford University has a day called 'Voices of the Service User and Carers' that will take place in February 2021. On that day, student nurses have the opportunity to virtually meet people who use services and their families. 

This helps nurses to understand what it is like for people using services and their families, their experiences, their needs and most importantly, their points of view.

If you would like to take part you will have the chance to talk to staff from the university beforehand and talk to students for up to 40 minutes and answer their questions.  You only have to share what information you wish and to have a support worker to help you if you wish.  The activity will take place via the internet. 

If you would like to find out more, please email Mary Braine by emailing M.E.Braine@salford.ac.uk

Our Services 

Please find below some general information on the services we offer.  

To access PA Finder, please click on the PA Finder button on the right hand side of this page.

To access our Events Calendar, please click on the link at the top of the page.

Please contact us at the office if you need any further help or information.

Services in Salford

Penderels Trust is working in partnership with Salford Integrated Care Organisation (Salford City Council and Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS)) to support adults and children who receive a direct payment or personal health budget in the area to get the most out of their care money and to achieve their goals.  Our support includes:

  • Support when recruiting a personal assistant
  • Guidance on all aspects of being a good employer including legal obligations and responsibilities
  • Support with choosing and using a care agency
  • Help with money management and keeping accurate records
  • Payroll services
  • Managed accounts

Please contact the team for more information.

Services in Bolton

Penderels Trust is working in partnership with Bolton Health and Social Care to support adults and children who receive a personal budget from Bolton Council or a personal health budget from NHS Bolton.  Our support includes:

  • Developing the support plan
  • Support when recruiting a personal assistant
  • Guidance on all aspects of being a good employer including legal obligations and responsibilities
  • Support with choosing and using a care agency
  • Payroll services
  • Managed accounts

Please contact the team for more information.

Services in Bury

Penderels Trust is working in partnership with Bury Council to support adults and children who receive a direct payment.  We offer payroll and managed account services in this area.

Please contact the team for more information.

Penderels Trust Salford is recognised as a dementia friendly organisation    

Salford & Manchester is a community that has been recognised by the Dementia Action Alliance as a community that is 'working to become dementia friendly'.  Within the community, Penderels Trust has also been recognised as an organisation that supports this initiative and has submitted an action plan to demonstrate what we will do.  For more information on what the Dementia Action Alliance do, please go to www.dementiaaction.org.uk. For more information about how Penderels Trust can support you, please speak to Sam Cook, who is a 'dementia champion', on the contact details above.

Useful Links in Salford

Citizens Advice Bureau in Salford - www.salfordcab.org.uk 

Advocacy Service in Salford - www.mindinsalford.org.uk

Salford Disability Forum -  www.salforddisabilityforum.com/     

Henshaws - www.henshaws.org.uk

Age UK - www.ageuk.org.uk/salford

Salford Community and Voluntary Services - www.salfordcvs.co.uk

Garden Needs - http://gardenneeds.org.uk/ability-programme-adults-learning-disabilities/

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations (GMCVO) - https://www.gmcvo.org.uk/

Healthwatch Salford:  www.healthwatchsalford.co.uk 

Salford City Council Adult Care and Health - www.salford.gov.uk/health 

The Silver Line (helpline for older people) - www.thesilverline.org.uk  Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90

Accessibility at Manchester Airport - www.manchester-airport-guide.co.uk/disabled-facilities.html

Start in Salford - https://www.startinspiringminds.org.uk/

Unlimited Potential - http://www.unlimitedpotential.org.uk/ 

Inspiring Communities Together - http://inspiringcommunitiestogether.co.uk/

Salford Credit Union - https://www.salfordcreditunion.com/

42nd Street - http://42ndstreet.org.uk/

Salford Carers Centre - www.gaddumcentre.co.uk/salford-carers-service/

Useful Links in Bolton

Bolton  Community and Voluntary Services - https://www.boltoncvs.org.uk/

Citizens Advice Bolton - http://www.boltoncab.co.uk/

Bolton Health and Care Partnership - https://www.boltonccg.nhs.uk/bolton-health-and-care-partnership

My Life in Bolton - https://www.mylifeinbolton.org.uk/default.aspx

Useful Links in Bury

The Bury Directory - https://theburydirectory.co.uk/

Bury Voluntary Community and Faith Alliance - https://www.buryvcfa.org.uk/

Bury Council - https://www.bury.gov.uk/

Downloads

Coronavirus Information from Spirit of Salford

This flyer is from Spirit of Salford about what help is available during the Coronavirus crisis in the city.

Stay at Home information for people of Salford

This flyer is from Spirit of Salford about what help is available during the Coronavirus crisis for those who are unable to leave home.

Letter to direct payment recipients from Adult Social Care/NHS in Salford

This letter is from adult social care/NHS Salford about what they are doing in response to the Coronavirus crisis and how they will be supporting direct payment users

PA Champions Flyer

This flyer provides more information for PAs to get involved in promoting the role.

Letter to direct payment recipients from Adult Social Care/NHS in Salford

This letter is from adult social care/NHS Salford about what they are doing in response to the Coronavirus crisis and how they will be supporting direct payment users

Salford COVID-19 Testing for PAs - FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions, answered by Salford Clinical Commissioning Group

Contact Us

Penderels Trust

Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre
The Old Town Hall, 5 Irwell Place
Eccles
Salford
M30 0FN

  0161 641 5490

 

salford@penderelstrust.org.uk

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