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Dudley disability service launch

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A new service which offers support to people of all ages with physical or learning disabilities or special educations needs launches this month.

The Dudley disability service is an all age disability service which supports children, young people and adults with disabilities or special educational needs living in Dudley Borough. It supports them in aiming to achieve full and happy lives, helping them to become independent through gaining skills, knowledge and confidence. The service launches at Dudley College on Wednesday 11 July.

Dudley disability service offers a range of care and support services, as well as signposting to enable people with disabilities or special educational needs, to live as independent and fulfilling lives as possible.

More importantly, the service works in partnership with each person to ensure that it meets the needs, desires and aspirations of them at an individual level, catering for their needs in the way they want.

People using the service can access support including day services, family centres, technology enabled support, assisted living, residential care and respite care, employment support, health visiting and school nurse support.

Practical matters such as housing support can also be provided and carers are not forgotten either, with access to the carers health and wellbeing service also provided. The service also works closely with the voluntary and community sector, sharing skills and providing the best services available to users.

Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet member for adult social care, said:

The new Disability support service, will ensure that every person with a disability or special educational need is provided with all of the information, advice and practical support they need with this one stop shop approach.
By aiming to provide support from birth, through adulthood and into old age, the service provides continuity of care, support, consistency and stability to those who most need it and we should be proud of the work that we and our partners are undertaking to help people live their lives as fully, happily and independently as possible.

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