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Disability

Discover more about local services and support for disabled people. If you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities you are classed as disabled. Find out more about your rights.

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Accessible and Public Toilets

When going out and about it is useful to find where your nearest accessible toilets and other facilities are.

Adult abuse

Abuse can take many different forms. It can be emotional, physical, sexual, financial, discriminatory, psychological, organisational, domestic, neglect, self neglect or modern slavery.

Advocacy – support available to get your voice heard

Advocacy is where someone helps you to get your views and opinions heard. They can support you to access services if you are unable to do so by yourself.

Airport assistance

is available if you have mobility issues or a disability. Assistance can be arranged before you fly to help make your travel easier.

Blue Badge Scheme

allows people who have difficulty getting about to park their cars close to the facilities and services that they need to use.

Care and support

can help you to live more comfortably and independently. Getting help at the right time can help improve your quality of life and allow you to continue enjoying life, plan ahead and make choices that are right for you.

Carer’s Allowance

is paid to people over 16 and who spend at least 35 hours a week caring for someone with substantial care needs.

Complaining to Adult Services

If you are not happy with the service that you receive, or if you feel that something has gone wrong, Adult Services need to know.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

is a payment for disabled people who need additional support for their care or mobility needs. This benefit will be replaced by Personal Independence in January 2015.

Disability Rights

The Equality Act protects disabled people’s rights including employment, education, and access to services and facilities.