Disabilities and Long Term Health Conditions

Disabilities and Long Term Conditions can be both visible and invisible. You may be affected or you may care for someone who is affected so the Community Advice Hubs have put together this page to help you navigate your rights and the services available to you in the Solihull Borough.

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:

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.

Useful Links

Listed below are links to useful websites that can provide further reading for you or your carer.

Disability Rights – Gov.UK

Equality Act 2010 – legislation.gov.uk

Disabled Person’s Travel Pass – Apply here