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Information for disabled people

The government website Gov.UK has a  section for Disabled People (external link) with a comprehensive range of information in the areas listed below:


Useful directgov links

  • Employment (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.    
  • Financial 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 driving licence.
  • Carers (external link): Information for and about carers and day centres
  • 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 (DDA).
  • Help in applying for a passport (external link): Details the help and support available

Latest news and information from All Together Now (external link): a news and information service for people whose lives are affected by disability, ill-health and age.


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Last Updated: 11/5/2013

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
Tel: 01695 577177 | Email: customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk