Anyone may become disabled, suddenly through accident, gradually through illness, and some people are disabled from birth.
If you have a disability or long-term condition, there are many organisations who may be able to help you stay as independent as possible. Use this information to decide what support you need. It is important that you make choices that are right for you to live the life you want.
The Adult Services Framework for the Provision of Short Breaks (Respite) 68 kB defines a short break, sets out the context within which they are provided and explains the standards for provision. It applies to all adults (aged 18 years and over) with a physical impairment, long term neurological condition and/or a sensory impairment, irrespective of their age.
Living with physical disabilities
Housing, health, money issues, support, and advocacy
Living with learning disabilities
Home support, leisure, transport, housing employment and training
Living with sensory loss
Sight loss, Hearing loss, Dual Sensory loss and British sign language users
Mental health and recovery
Self help suggestions, advice on decision making and the law
Read about Autism
Learn about the areas of difficulty which all people with autism share
Understand the transition process
For young people between the ages of 14-25
Say It Once - keep important information about yourself safely in one place, in case of emergencies