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Information and support for people with a mobility impairment

Swansea Social Services has a team which includes specialist social workers and care managers who support people with mobility impairment.  They, along with our Occupational Therapists can provide a range of information and practical support.

Social Services can also offer short-term rehabilitation support to people with a physical impairment. The aim is to enable people to find new ways of doing things that they are finding difficult, and to look for practical solutions to encourage greater independence.

To use this service you would first need to have an assessment of your needs.

Our factsheet  has more information about this:  PDF Document Rehabilitation Services for People With a Physical Impairment (Factsheet 023) (PDF, 42KB)Opens new window

Registering as Disabled

In order to register as disabled you must have a disability or impairment which is both substantial and enduring i.e. it is expected to last longer than 12 months. Registration is voluntary.

Most of the services, benefits and concessions available to disabled people only require people to meet the criteria to be registered and not actually to register. However there are a few benefits which are only available to people who register as disabled.

There is more information about registering as disabled in our factsheet:  PDF Document Disabled Registration for People with a Physical or Sensory Disability (Factsheet 028) (PDF, 26KB)Opens new window

Getting Out and About

The Getting Out and About section of the website links to information about transport, parking and other accessibility issues that can help disabled people plan ahead.

Sources of information and support for people with a mobility impairment

Swansea Association Independent Living (SAIL)Opens new window
SAIL is a local voluntary organisation of disabled people working to eliminate the barriers preventing disabled people from living full and independent lives.

Swansea Access for Everyone (SAFE)Opens new window

SAFE is a local access group who work towards achieving a built environment that is accessible to everyone.

Tel: 07423 063941

Stroke Association (Swansea)Opens new window
Support and information for people who have had a stroke and their carers.  Based at Gorseinon Hospital.  The Stroke Association can also provide details of local Stroke Clubs.

Tel: 01792 702222 ext 4232  or 0303 3033 100 (National Helpline)

You may also like to look at Information resources for disabled people

 

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