Derbyshire County Council

DCC have put together some easy read guides for individuals with learning disabilities looking for information on adult care and services in Derbyshire. 

Read the guides. 

They also provide information about services, opportunities, advice, help and support for people with learning disabilities in Derbyshire. Visit the website for more information.

Derbyshire local SEND offer

Provide information for young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities, and their families. Derbyshire’s local SEND offer includes leisure and activity providers, health and care services, education providers and support groups.

The local offer simply aims to pull information about available services int one place and make it clear and accessible for you and your family.

Visit the website.

The Derbyshire Learning Disability Service is provided by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and offers a variety of person-centred support such as therapy, family and carer work, information on diagnosis and information on Annual Health Checks and screening programmes.

Annual Health Checks

An annual health check is offered to people over the age of 14 with a learning disability and aim to help individuals stay well by discussing their health and finding any problems early on so suitable care can be provided.

Read our article on annual health checks to find out about who is eligible, how to get an appointment, and what happens at an annual health check.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital has produced a range of easy read patient information. They explain what will happen when you go to hospital for things such as a blood test, an x-ray or a CT scan. 

Read the guides.

Our vision our future

A self-advocacy group, run by and for adults with learning disabilities, covering Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire, Bolsover and Amber Valley.

Visit their website.

Services for Adults with Disabilities

Anyone may become disabled – suddenly through accident, or gradually through illness, and some people are disabled from birth.

Whatever a person’s disability, there are a range of different support options available that can help a person to maintain their independence. Derbyshire County Council can help you to identify what support needs you have and how best to meet these.

Visit the website for more information. 

Respond

Respond is a charity who helps individuals with learning disabilities, autism or both who have experienced abuse, violence or trauma. They provide therapy and specialist support and aim to make a positive change to individuals lives. For more information. 

Mind provides information regarding how to get support for yourself or anyone you know with a learning disability. 

Guide to learning disability support.

Mencap provide services to support you live the life you want with learning disabilities. They can signpost to services surrounding employment, supported living, residential care and personalised support services. Find out more.

Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman

A range of materials for people with a learning disability on how to make a complaint about health services.  This includes leaflets, posters, a video and information in easy read.

Visit the website for more information. 

Special Care Dental Services

Easy read information on a dental service for people who need extra help to have dental treatment.

Easy Read Dental Service

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