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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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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.

Coronavirus and hand washing

NHS and Government advice on coronavirus and hand washing.

 

Coronavirus: isolate your household

NHS and Government advice on Coronavirus: isolate your household information.

Deaf and hard of hearing

There are approximately nine million people in the UK who are deaf or hard of hearing. More than half of people over the age of 60 years old have a hearing loss, which is usually related to the ageing process.

Dementia

Dementia is a term used to describe various disorders involving a loss of brain function, such as thinking, memory, reasoning and language.

Dementia Friendly Newcastle

Newcastle is committed to becoming a Dementia friendly city.

Depression

There are different types of depression or low mood. The symptoms can be mild or severe and impact people differently. Help and support is available if you are feeling sad, lost, lonely or in a low mood.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance 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.

Driving as you get older

You may have been driving for years, but there are some things that you need to think about as you get older and your circumstances change.