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Disability

If you live with a long term or lifelong condition, you may be able to get help or support from the below services. Either click on the titles below or use the headings to the right to look through the information and services available.

Services may be provided by individuals, voluntary organisations, private companies, the NHS or Cheshire West and Chester Council. While some are free, others have to be paid for, so it is always worth checking to make sure you are getting all the benefits you are entitled to. If you would like some help with this, go to the 'Money Matters' section by clicking here

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.

You can get help and advice on issues you may be experiencing such as: ensuring you are being listened to or understood; keeping well; money and work; somewhere to live; things to do and helping others to care for you.

Learning Disability

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life.

Cheshire West and Chester council has a dedicated Adult Learning Disability team within Social Services. It is sometimes known as the ALD. They work with adults aged 18 or over who have a learning disability and are not able to manage without the right kind of support.

Physical Disability

If you have a physical disability or a long-term condition, Adult Social Care and other organisations in the independent and not-for-profit sectors may be able to signpost you to, or provide you with, a range of services to help you live as independently as possible.

Sensory Impairments

Anyone with a sensory impairment can feel disconnected to the world, isolated and struggle with communication. This can lead to a loss of independence which then affects their confidence, especially as the senses decrease.

Levels of sensory loss vary from person to person. Identifying individual needs is crucial in ensuring that this very specific impairment is recognised.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please contact the Cheshire West Community Access Team on: 0300 123 7034 or via email: accesswest@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

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