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Adults with disabilities

Supporting adults with disabilities to live independent, happy and fulfilling lives.

Our multi-disciplinary services provide ongoing co-ordination and social work support to people with: 

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

Support

Make your life easier by getting the appropriate level of support you need at the right time, in the right way, with the right results.

Autism

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

Dudley Telecare Services

Telecare represents the whole range of ‘assistive technology’ products, which include all sorts of alarm systems. The products provide support to people in their own homes, through their link to our Dudley telecare service.

Dudley Brain Injury Service

Provides support and information to people with an acquired brain injury, their family and carers. 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 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Please note this is a non-emergency service.

Learning Disability Partnership Board

The Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board includes people from organisations including social services, police, voluntary sector, health, advocacy, housing and Connexions alongside individuals with learning disabilities/Autism and their family/carers.

Their aim is to focus on addressing inequalities for individuals with a disability and developing services to improve their quality of life.

You can also find useful publications on learning disabilities on the Mental Health website.

 

Queens Cross Network

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

Staying independent

We have a number of prevention services to help you remain full independent for as long as possible. 

Transitions services - preparing for adulthood

We work with young people from 14 years old who have complex needs and disabilities to transition from children’s to adult services.

We promote and maximise opportunities for young people to be as independent as possible and to be part of local communities. This is achieved via a range of appropriate pathways that support individuals to have choice, control and to achieve their individual aspirations. View Transitions.

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 and is led by the Dudley Learning Disability Partnership Board.

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

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. You can find out more information on the Dudleyld.org website.

Assessments

Understanding and agreeing your needs is the first step to getting the right decision about your care and support.

Social Care Assessment

The 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.

Carers Assessment

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.