Get help

This page acts as a gateway to help you to access help to deal with your situation as a person managing with a disability or if you are a carer for someone disabled. You will also find additional onward external links to other useful and relevant information on each subject. Click on the subject links below to access the area you need.

To discuss any matter over the telephone in confidence or to make an appointment to see us in person please ring us on 01394 387070: Monday to Thursday, 10:00am to 3:00pm or contact us through the website.

BENEFITS & ALLOWANCES: Attendance, DLA, PIP etc
CARERS: Rights and benefits.
HOUSING: Rights & benefits inc council tax reduction, discretionary payments.
EMPLOYMENT: Support and return to work.
Home care, support and adaptations
HOME CARE: Support and adaptations: advice on coping in your home.
Accessible transport
ACCESSIBLE TRANSPORT & LEISURE: Blue Badge scheme, Dial-A-Ride.
HELP IN A CRISIS
ACCESSIBLE TOILETS
DAS OFFICE ACCESS
If you have been the victim of a disability hate crime find out here how to report it.

Skills

The following section provides ideas on the many online and other resources available for learning new skills, and in particular highlights resources that are free.

Courses
Courses – free online courses on disability and health related topics you may find useful.
Massive Open Online Courses
Massive Open Online Courses – short courses on many topics offering free study and optional certificate.
Languages
Languages – some of the best known online learning resources to help you learn a new language or brush up on one learnt at school.