The government website DirectGov's
section for Disabled People (external link) has a comprehensive
range of information in the areas listed below:
Useful directgov links
(external link): advice about finding work, job schemes,
special equipment in the workplace, residential training, work
related benefits, the rights of disabled employees and the
responsibilities of employers.
and support (external link): tells you about the care and
support you can expect to receive including health assessments,
equipment and aids, community services, hospitals and help with
Home and housing options (external link): is all about
community living, housing schemes, nursing and care homes, and
adapting your home.
Education and training (external link): find out about learning
- from pre-school to adult training - for children and pupils with
special educational needs, learning difficulties or other
Leisure (external link): information about access to television
and home entertainment for people with sensory disabilities,
visiting places of interest and getting involved in sports. Find
out about planning holidays, going abroad and passports in the
support (external link): find out about financial support
including benefits, taxes, loans and grants; how to claim carer's
allowance and get benefits and support for healthcare costs.
Motoring and Transport (external link): advice about buying,
hiring or adapting a vehicle, learning to drive, the accessibility
of the theory and practical tests, medical conditions and your
Rights (external link): information on rights relating to
disabled people and carers - including employment and health; as
well as information on the Disability Discrimination Act
Travel and holidays (external link): help to plan a holiday,
health and insurance matters, accessible accommodation, and
responsibilities of businesses providing leisure services plus
transport in the UK.
Helpful contacts (external link): from both non-government
sources such as charities, organisations and support groups and
from government departments.
You can also visit West is
best (external link) for local news, events and resources
for people with learning disabilities in West Lancashire.