Disabled people - independence at home

Social Services counts one of its main aims to support disabled people to be independent at home for as long as possible.  We employ a range of staff to support disabled people and their carers.  These staff include, amongst others, Reablement carers, Social Care Officers, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists.

We also have a range of services to help disabled people and their carers.

Care at home

We offer a variety of care services, from emergency support for individuals to ongoing care support.

Equipment and adaptations to the home

If you are someone living with you is frail, disabled or has an injury, you may find the place you live may not be suitable for your needs, making day-to-day living more difficult.  Depending on your situation, you may be eligible for some daily living equipment or adaptations to make your home easier for you or people who live with you.

Occupational Therapy

We aim to promote health by enabling people to perform meaningful and purposeful activities.  Occupational Therapists work to understand how illness or disability affects peoples abilities to do things and find the best way to help people do as much for themselves as possible.

Respite

We provide a range of respite options, to enable carers to take a short break from their caring responsibilities.

Telecare

Telecare is provided to enable vulnerable people and their carers to call for assistance in an emergency within their own home, at any time, day or night. We can also offer enhanced support through a range of equipment, sensors and detectors to provide continuous monitoring and support.

Wheelchair, scooter and ramp information

If you have a disability, you may wish to have, or be in possession of, a wheelchair or scooter.  Find out about how to request a personal mobility vehicle, how to request an adaptation to your home to access your property, and advice about how to request servicing of your personal mobility vehicle

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