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Advocacy service for residents

What does an advocate do? How your advocate helps you is up to you – they're there to support your choices. For example, they can: listen to your views and concerns help you explore your options and rights (without advising you in any certain direction)…

Approved meal suppliers

Home Meals If you are having difficulty making your own meals at home, you can have meals delivered or hire help with meal preparation. There are different ways you can do this and we have listed some choices below. You can make your own arrangements…

Art therapy

What is Art Therapy? Making art can help you to express yourself and communicate feelings that are hard to put into words. You can look at your art with a specially trained art therapist in a safe and confidential environment, and think about ways of…

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for severely disabled people aged 65 or over who need help with personal care. People aged under 65 who have care needs should claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP). Attendance Allowance is not means-tested and it's tax-free. Attendance Allowance is awarded as…

Autism Strategy 2015 – 2017

The Council has worked with its partners, as well as local organisations, service users and carers, to refresh its Adult Autism Strategy for 2015 – 2017. The Strategy was approved at the Health and Wellbeing Board in December 2014. The final strategy can be found below: …

Cancer: end of life care

There isn't any universal advice on how to come to terms with a life-threatening illness.  Each person will deal with their situation in their own way. Some people take on activities and challenges. Others prefer to spend their time quietly with family, friends or on their own. A terminal diagnosis…

Care and support options

Help at homeInformation about the support and services available to help you live at home independenly. Getting care and support locally When people need care or support their first port of call is often their family and friends. Additional information and support is available from a…

Claiming PIP if you are terminally ill

PIP claims from people who have a terminal illness and are not expected to live for more than six months are dealt with more quickly. These people will not be required to attend a face-to-face consultation, or to fulfil the three-month qualifying period for claiming…

Dementia and end of life planning

People with dementia often live for many years after their diagnosis. The symptoms of dementia are likely to get worse over time, and it's wise to make plans well in advance of a person's condition deteriorating. People with an incurable illness such as dementia, may be…

Disability Service Access Officers

The Access Officer sits within the Disability Service as part of the Enabling Independence Team. The role and purpose of the Access Officer is; To be the specialist officer in the Council responsible for increasing awareness of the needs of disabled people, the Social Model…
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