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Living with disabilities and long term conditions

Living with disabilities and long term conditions

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) Microsoft Word 68kB 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 disability Living with physical disabilities
Housing, health, money issues, support, and advocacy

friendsLiving with learning disabilities
Home support, leisure, transport, housing employment and training

sight lossLiving with sensory loss
Sight loss, Hearing loss, Dual Sensory loss and British sign language users

CoupleMental health and recovery
Self help suggestions, advice on decision making and the law

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Learn about the areas of difficulty which all people with autism share

 

Related links

  • RADAR key scheme - access to toilets for people with a disability
  • Safer places scheme provides vulnerable people with a safe place if they are feeling scared or upset while out on their own
  • Find local activities or services - chat to volunteers at OPAL, or ask them to visit you at your home to help you find the local information you want
  • Say It Once - keep important information about yourself safely in one place, in case of emergencies

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