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Dudley Disability Service supports adults with learning and physical disabilities and/or autism. We support their carers too, so that all can live independent, happy and fulfilling lives.

We provide ongoing co-ordination and social work support to people with:

  • learning and/or physical disabilities
  • sensory impairment
  • acquired brain injury
  • autism
  • older people with complex needs
  • individuals with a level of complexity to their needs that require specialist interventions

Preparation for Adulthood (PFA) aims to support young people and young adults to enable them to have a fulfilling transition from childhood to adulthood.

A range of support is available.

Social Care Services

For adults aged 18 and over with a diagnosed disability or autism.

Staying independent

Our prevention services can help you remain independent for as long as possible.

Information can be found in the Dudley Community Information Directory (DCID) and under the Dudley Local Offer.

Learning disabilities

The Dudley Learning Disability Partnership supports anyone with a learning disability in Dudley. It is also for their carers and the people who support them.

The board includes people from many organisations. These include social services, police, voluntary sector, health, advocacy, housing and Connexions, as well as individuals with learning disabilities/Autism and their family/carersTheir aim is to address inequalities for individuals with a disability and develop services to improve their quality of life.
You can also find useful publications on learning disabilities at the Mental Health Foundation.


We have support for individuals in the borough with Autism or Asperger syndrome. For local and national support and information view Autism.

Dudley Brain Injury Service

Dudley Brain Injury Service provides support and information to people with brain injury, their family and carersThe service is available to people registered with a Dudley GP and aged between 16 and 64 years.

Dudley Telecare Services

Telecare includes a whole range of ‘assistive technology’ products, such as alarm systems. The products provide support to people in their own homes.

Preparation for Adulthood (PFA)

PFA is for young people from 14 years old who have complex needs and disabilities. It supports them on their transition from children’s to adult services. Further information is available here.

Support Centres

The Queens Cross Network is an 'extended family'. It is our local support centre for adults with physical and/or sensory disabilities - including vision and deaf support services.

The Unicorn Centre is a nationally recognised unique and specialist resource. Led by the Dudley Learning Disability Partnership Board, it's for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and complex health needs.
Near Stourbridge, the centre is fully accessible and has three sensory rooms equipped with the latest equipment including:
• heat and vibration controlled water beds
• fibre optic lighting
• bubble tubes
• soft mats
Therapeutic sessions and rooms are available for hire to individuals, professionals and service providers from within and outside the borough.


An assessment helps us to understand and agree your needs. We want to ensure we get the right decision about your care and support. Every person using Dudley Disability Service will complete an assessment of need. This will decide if there will be a cost for the support provided. Many services are free of charge.

A social care assessment is where we will sit down with you to discuss how you want to live your life and what care and support could help improve your situation.

A carers assessment is an opportunity for you to discuss with us your needs and feelings as a carer and the support or services you need to help you continue caring.

Compliments and complaints

We are committed to providing high quality, affordable services to you. There are times when we do things well and we would love to hear about them! There may also be times when things go wrong and you are left unhappy or dissatisfied. Please help us to ensure we deliver the best quality services appropriate to your needs.

Contact Us

You can contact the service via the Adults Front of House Service.