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Getting help with disabilities

If you have a disability or care for someone with a disability we will be able to provide care and support where possible. There is a variety of support available from individuals and local organisations.

Support for adults

If you think you need care and support from us, you can find out more by looking at the adult social care section.

On our adult social care pages, you can also find some useful information and advice about:

Support for carers 

If you care for someone, you have the right to ask for a carers assessment.

Support for children and young people

If you are looking for support for children and young people with disabilities, the children’s disability services page has all the information you need to know.

Sensory support

If you or someone you know has a hearing/sight impairment, you can find further information on help and support with sensory loss within the sensory pages.

Search for services and support in your local area

If you think you need some further support, start by looking at Staffordshire Connects.

Here you will find local organisations that can provide care services, along with information and advice about support for people with a learning disability, autism, vision loss, hearing loss.

Living with a learning disability should not stop someone from leading an active and enjoyable life, and from being supported to get out and about in their local community.

Report the death of someone with a learning disability or an Autistic person

Learning from lives and deaths of people with a Learning Disabilities and Autism (LeDeR) is a national service improvement programme. It aims to improve care, reduce unfair and avoidable differences in people’s health, and prevent early death of people with a Learning Disability and / or Autism.

All deaths of individuals over the age of 4 with clinical diagnosis of Learning Disability should be notified on the LeDeR platform.

Also, since January 1, 2022, all deaths of individuals over the age of 18 with clinical diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition should also be reported on the platform.

Anyone can report the death of a person with a Learning disability or Autism, including family members, friends and carers. Anybody with a good level of information relating to such a death is encouraged to complete the notification on the LeDeR platform. For further information and access to the LeDeR platform and online form, visit the LeDeR website

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