Living with disabilities and long term conditions

Learning disabilities day services

Day centres

Day centres offer help and support to older people and to people with disabilities. They offer social contact and activities for people who are finding difficulty living at home. They also give carers a chance to have a break from their caring role.

Day services aim to give people the skills they need to live as independently as possible. Most are run by the Adult Services department and are for people who have been assessed as needing this kind of help.

Some residential care homes will take non-residents for all or part of a day so that they can join in the normal life of the home with the other residents.

If you would like to request an assessment then, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

New plans for Learning disability in-house provision

A consultation took place between December 2010 - March 2011 about proposals to transform the residential and day services. The final plans were agreed by Councillor Felicity Hindson on 16th May 2011. For day services, the proposals are to relocate day services to modern venues that are fit for purpose and are more integrated into the community, focussing on specialist provision for those with complex needs and offering wider choices for less disabled service users.

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What am I entitled to?

The local authority is here to help everyone understand their needs and, if required, provide an assessment.

For more information about what help you are entitled to, please see the Who can get help from Adult Services web pages.

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