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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.

All disability articles

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is for people who are unable to work due to illness or disability and who are under pension age.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition which causes seizures. There are many different types of epilepsy and seizures.

Gardening and health

Gardening is good for you. It is therapy and fitness rolled into one.

Hate crime

A hate crime or incident are acts of violence, aggression, prejudice or hostility directed at someone because of their, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, transgender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Help to get out and about

This information includes: the blue badge scheme, concessionary travel, Senior railcard, Motability car scheme, NexusTaxicard, Shopmobility and Hop to the shops.

Help with shopping

There are supported shopping schemes that can help you get out and buy your essential items or have them delivered.

Home adaptations, equipment and aids

You can make changes to your home or get  equipment to help you with day-to-day tasks and activities.  This can be important to your wellbeing and quality of life.

How to pay for adaptations to your home

There are grants available to help pay for adaptations and equipment to make life easier around your home.

How to stay active while you are at home

Tips on how to stay active at home including chair based exercise, strength and balance exercise and aerobics.

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit is a benefit for people who are ill or disabled because of disease or deafness caused by certain types of work, or because of an accident at work.