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Help for disability

The Directorate of Adult, Community and Housing Services

The Directorate of Adult, Community and Housing Services has a duty to assess the needs of physically disabled children and adults. This is often carried out by an Occupational Therapist within the Disability Services Team.

Disability Support Team

The team works with younger (16-64 years) people with severe physical impairments. The team helps by providing improved care and health outcomes, individual choices and action plans for their clients. The team will help to address all aspects of a client’s life e.g. health, well-being, self esteem, independence, social, leisure and family life and overall quality of life. The team has built up strong networks with employment and educational services, voluntary and charitable groups as well as health and social care services.

Telephone: (01384) 323145

Queens Cross Network

The Network offers individual programmes to people who have physical or sensory disabilities or both. The building is fully accessible and offers development activities such as arts and crafts, relaxation, gardening, swimming, fishing, home-skills and cookery.

Telephone: (01384) 813460

Carer’s support

Need more information regarding caring? Contact carer’s coordinator on (01384) 818723.

Employment

The disability employment advisor (DEA) at your local job centre can provide you with the specialist support needed for disabled jobseekers or those who are already in work.

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