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Social care support for complex disabilities

Find out what disabilities are supported and the type of care available after an assessment.

Disabilities supported

  • severe physical/ learning disability

  • severely visually impaired (blind)

  • registered as hearing impaired (deaf) and uses BSL

  • terminal illness

  • aged 14+ with Down syndrome (although this could be younger depending on their level of learning need)

  • young people over 18 with learning disabilities or autism and who meet the National Eligibility Criteria

Support available

After an assessment, you could get the following support:

  • day care

  • short breaks

  • self-help and parent groups

  • play schemes

  • direct payments

  • home care support 

  • overnight short breaks 

  • referrals to specialist services

Get a social care assessment here.

Further information

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