Services for adults with disabilities
Anyone may become disabled, suddenly through accident, or gradually through illness, and some people are disabled from birth.
Society is not designed for disabled people. Our aim is to help you get over the problems this causes. We use a set of procedures when assessing your needs.
Has your everyday life become more difficult?
For some people a simple aid may make all the difference. Other people may need alterations to houses or flats. We can advise on this. You may be able to get a grant towards the cost. You can find more information about this in Help to live at home.
You can find out about getting mobility aids such as wheelchairs on the NHS Choices website. (opens in a new window)
There are a number of assistive technologies that can help you live a more independent life in your own home. Examples of these are displayed in this video presentation.
Do you need help with household chores, or personal assistance?
We may be able to advise you about getting a home help or home care aide who can do jobs such as housework, lighting fires in the morning, or helping you to get up. More information about this is available in Help to live at home.
Do you need to learn new ways of doing things?
Our occupational therapists may be able to help you find easier ways of coping with domestic tasks in your own home. Our staff can help you think about employment and social activity. Transport may be available to centres. Getting out and involved has information about different activities and support that is available to you.
Leaving school soon?
We can help you think about your future. If you need our services we can make the necessary plans for your transition into adulthood.
Carers have needs too
We will do all we can to help. This may be a break for a few hours, or a week, or perhaps putting you in touch with other carers. Caring for someone gives useful information for carers and people who are cared for.
Local library services
Find out what our libraries can offer you.
If you believe that you need to refer yourself or someone else for an assessment for adult social care, you can Call Derbyshire on 08456 058 058.
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