Disabilities and Long Term Health Conditions
What is a disability?:
‘You’re disabled under the Equality Act 2010 if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities.’ (Equality Act 2010 )
What is a Long Term Condition?:
‘A Long Term Condition is defined as a condition that cannot at present be cured; but can be controlled by medication and therapies’ (NHS Wales, 2019)
What Support is available through the Hubs?
The Solihull Community Advice Hubs work alongside other organisations to ensure that the person with a Disability or Long Term Condition is appropriately supported. The following list details support provided by the Solihull Community Advice Hubs and is not exhaustive:
- Low Level Advocacy Support (through the Advice Hubs)
- Statutory and Non-Statutory Advocacy Support (through Solihull First for Advocacy)
- Help to claim disability benefits or appeal disability benefit decisions
- Support to find the right level of care for you
- Support for Carers
- Direct Payments Information & Advice Service
- Support in making Safeguarding Referrals
- Volunteer Support to claim for additional benefits such as Blue Badges, Disabled Travel Pass etc
The Solihull Community Advice Hubs also work in conjunction with the Disability Resource Centre (DRC). To find out more about the services provided by the DRC just visit their website.
To find out what the Solihull Community Advice Hubs can do to support someone please get in touch.