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Services for adults with disabilities

Anyone may become disabled - suddenly through accident, or gradually through illness, and some people are disabled from birth.

Whatever a person's disability, there are a range of different support options available that can help a person to maintain their independence. We can help you to identify what support needs you have and how best to meet these.

Preventative services

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.

Equipment and telecare

We provide information about equipment, advice on adaptations and telecare services.

Home care and practical support

There are a number of services that can provide support with personal care and daily tasks at home.

Accommodation and housing

You can find out further information about extra care housing, housing related support and finding a care home.

Employment and social opportunities

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.

Transition into adulthood

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.

Caring for someone

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 on 01629 533190 to request this. As part of an assessment we will consider your eligibility for further support.

You can find out more information related to your specific disability on the following pages:

The local offer

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:

  • education
  • health
  • supporting families
  • early years and childcare
  • things to do and places to go
  • preparing for adulthood