Living with a disability
Support for different types of disabilities
More than 11 million people in the UK are disabled. More people are living with a disability now because we are living longer. Improved medical treatments are enabling more people to manage long-term health problems.
What support can I get to help with my disability?
There's a range of advice and support available to help meet your specific needs.
You should talk to your GP to get help with your health and related needs.
You can also contact a range of organisations and services for help living with different disabilities:
- Physical disabilities: for example, loss of limbs, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, cancer - get help to maintain my independence
- Sensory impairments: sight and hearing problems - support for people with sensory impairment
- Learning disabilities - support for people with a learning disability
- Mental health conditions: for example, severe depression, bipolar disorder - looking after your mental health
You may also be eligible for help from the council. We'll need to do an assessment with you to decide whether you have eligible care and support needs and can receive funding from us to help pay towards the costs. Even if we can't directly help you, we'll give advice on how to access care and support privately.
More about getting care and support from the council
- What are the eligibility criteria?
- What happens at my care and support assessment – and where does it take place?
- What happens after my assessment?
- What's a support plan?
- Use the contributions calculator to see how much you may have to pay for services
- What's a financial assessment?
- What's a personal budget?
- What if I'm unhappy with the outcome of my assessment?
- Sensory impairments
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health support
- Living with dementia
- Get care and support at home to help maintain my independence
- Practical support to help you get involved in the local community
- Supported living and accommodation
- Getting out and about
- Sports and leisure
- Transition for young people
- Health and wellbeing - advice, care and support