Living with a disability

Support for different types of disabilities

Disabled people are often talked about as though they form one group, but every disabled person faces different challenges and health conditions. The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term effect on his or her ability to carry out day-to-day living activities.

More than 11 million people in the UK are disabled. More people are living with a disability now because we are living longer. Improved medical treatments are enabling more people to manage long-term health problems.

What support can I get to help with my disability? 


There's a range of advice and support available to help meet your specific needs.

You should talk to your GP to get help with your health and related needs.

You can also contact a range of organisations and services for help living with different disabilities:


You may also be eligible for help from the council. We'll need to do an assessment with you to decide whether you have eligible care and support needs and can receive funding from us to help pay towards the costs. Even if we can't directly help you, we'll give advice on how to access care and support privately.


Request a care and support assessment