Statutory Community Care

The NHS and Social Services are required by law to provide certain types of care; these are known as statutory services. This chapter describes the statutory services that are available to help people with mental health problems live in the community. In mental health services Health and Social Services work in partnership to deliver mental health care. They have joint responsibility for caring, helping and treating people in the community. The majority of people with mental health problems are treated and supported in the community; hospital services are only for people with the most acute problems. Voluntary organisations such as Stockport Mind also provide services to enable people to live in the community but these are in addition to those which are provided by the statutory sector. For further details of community based services go to the ‘Places to go, activities’ chapter.

Adult Social Care General Enquiries (Stockport MBC)

Address: Stockport Council Direct Contact Centre, 2nd Floor, Houldsworth Mill, Houldsworth Street, Reddish, Stockport SK5 6DA
Phone: 0845 644 4314 or 0161 217 6029
Fax: 0845 833 0043 or 0161 217 6022
Minicom: 0161 474 3336
E-mail: adult.social.care@stockport.gov.uk
Website: http://www.stockport.gov.uk/socialcare
Contact Name: Patrick Odell, manager
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am – 6.00pm After 6.00pm and weekends: 0161 718 2118
Comment: We provide help for people through a range of advisory, caring and support services. We work together with local health authority voluntary agencies, private organisations and service users and carers.

Community Mental Health Team Stockport East – Baker Street

Address: Baker Street, Heaton Norris, Stockport, SK4 1QQ
Phone: 0161 716 4200
Website: http://www.penninecare.nhs.uk

Community Mental Health Team Stockport West – Councillor Lane

Address: Councillor Lane Resource Centre, Councillor Lane, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 2JF
Phone: 0161 718 2203
Website: http://www.penninecare.nhs.uk