Anyone may become disabled - or develop a long-term health condition - and find themselves needing extra support, advice or help. We can help you to identify what support needs you have and how best to meet these.
Whatever a person's disability, there are a range of different support options available that can help a person to maintain their independence.
There are many services that you can access without the need for a formal social care assessment. You can also find out how our libraries can help people with a disability.
We provide information about equipment, advice on adaptations and telecare services.
There are a number of services that can provide support with personal care and daily tasks at home.
You can find out further information about extra care housing, housing related support and finding a care home.
You can contact our brokerage team for information about social opportunities in your area. Our disability employment project can also provide support for those seeking employment.
If you are leaving school and have additional needs we can help with making plans for your transition into adulthood. Further information about support for people up to age 25 is also available.
We recognise the importance of the caring role and the emotional impact this can have. Caring for someone gives useful information about services and support available for carers to help them to continue in this role.
If you believe that you or someone else requires a social care assessment you can Call Derbyshire to request this, tel: 01629 533190. As part of an assessment we will consider your eligibility for further support.
You can find out more information related to your specific disability:
Derbyshire's local offer has information about support and services for young people (up to 25 years of age) with special educational needs and disabilities.
It brings together in one place information about:
Find out about help with health costs.
If you need regular medical prescriptions then there is help available. Find out more about prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs).
Pregnant women, people aged under 18 and people on certain benefits are entitled to free NHS dental treatment and check-ups.
Find out who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England.
Around 15 million people in England have a long-term health condition. Also known as chronic diseases, these are conditions for which there is currently no cure, and which are managed with drugs and other treatment.
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