Neighbourhood Teams

People may need care and support for many reasons throughout their lives, which could be short term or long term / ongoing needs. This can be because of their age, disability, health and/or the personal situation they find themselves in, requiring appropriate support to meet those needs.

Adult Social Care has five Integrated Neighbourhood Teams (INT's) that work across Heywood, Middleton & Rochdale (HMR), using strength based, personalised approaches to support residents and their carers. Our Practitioners follow the Rochdale Borough Council Values and Behaviours, ensuring that our duties and responsibilities are undertaken within relevant Adult Care legislation, for example, the Care Act 2014 & the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

The INT's also work with people to safeguard from abuse and neglect, working in an outcome focused way, within the Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) initiative. Adults with care and support needs can be victims of many types of abuse or neglect, including, but not limited to, Domestic Abuse, Financial or Material, Organisational, Physical, Neglect, Psychological or Sexual Abuse.

To learn more about safeguarding adults you can visit:

The INT's are led by the Integrated Neighbourhood Leads, who have overall responsibility for the teams and roles within the service, with each INT having the following practitioners attached:

  • Team Manager
  • Advanced Practitioner – Social Work
  • Advanced Practitioner – Occupational Therapy
  • Locality Coordinator
  • Social Workers
  • Assessment & Support Planning Officers
  • Care Navigators
  • Social Care Apprentices
The five INT's work in the following areas of the Rochdale Borough. Depending on which area you live in will be dependent on which Neighbourhood Team will assess your care and support needs or the needs of a carer. The teams are:

  • Pennines
  • Rochdale North
  • Rochdale South
  • Heywood
  • Middleton
To see if you would be eligible for care and support services or support in your caring role from Adult Care visit the paying for care and support pages of our website for more information. 
Check to see if you are a Rochdale Borough resident