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Dudley Disability Service


The Dudley Disability Service supports young people through transition and adults with a disability living in Dudley Borough, to achieve a full and happy life, in which they are independent, gain skills and knowledge and have a confident and sociable life.

This service supports people who require ongoing co-ordination of their care and support needs or who have a level of complexity to their needs that requires specialist interventions.

This is a multidisciplinary service with clear remits and a culture orientated around customer service, promoting independence, choice, control and resolution.

The service also responds to the protection of vulnerable adults in line with the inter agency safeguarding policies and procedures.

Key services provided are:

Transition services

The service works with young people who have complex needs and a range of disabilities such as learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and vulnerable care leavers. Initially this is from 14 years of age to undertake transition planning to support young people and their families/carers to move from children’s to adult services seamlessly.

The service promotes and maximises opportunities for young people to be as independent as possible and to be included in their local communities. This is achieved via a range of pathways that is appropriate to meet individual needs, that support people to have choice, control and to achieve their individual aspirations.

Adult multi-disciplinary services

Provides ongoing co-ordination and social work support to people with a learning disability, physical disability, sensory impairment, acquired brain injury, autism, older people with complex needs, and adults that have a level of complexity to their needs that requires specialist interventions.

Dudley Brain Injury Service

This service provides support and information to people with an acquired brain injury, their family and carers. It is a non emergency service and covers normal working hours. The service is available to those who live in the Dudley borough and are aged 16 to 64. The service takes referrals for: traumatic brain injury; non-progressive acquired brain injury caused by infection e.g. encephalitis, meningitis; benign non-progressive tumour; abscess; hypoxia; stroke where there has been neurological procedure or there is complex cognitive impairment. Other conditions are looked at on a case-by-case basis.

Unicorn Centre

The Unicorn Centre is a nationally recognised unique and specialist resource for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex health needs.

The centre is fully accessible and has 3 sensory rooms equipped with the latest equipment including heat and vibration controlled water beds, fibre optic lighting, bubble tubes and soft mats.

The centre is located near Stourbridge in the Dudley borough and therapeutic sessions and rooms are available for hire to individuals, professionals and service providers within and outside the borough.

Our highly trained and passionate staff team are committed to working with people to achieve their individualised, personal and health outcomes, focussing on maintaining and improving physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

:: Leaflet for more information and contact details

We work closely with our commissioning service to develop services to meet the needs of adults with a disability.  This includes:

:: Shared lives service

:: Commissioning service

For further information, please see the following link:

:: Dudley Learning Disability Partnership Board website

Contact Details

Ladies Walk Centre
Ladies Walk
Priory Lane
West Midlands

Tel: 01384 813252
Email: Complex and Inclusion

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