Disability

Disability support for adults

Don’t let a disability stop you from living a normal, active life, doing the things you love.

From extra support at home or work, to financial help and specialist services that can help you get around and keep busy, Salford has lots of options for anyone living with a disability.

Get support in your home

Coping with a disability in your home can be a challenging task, but there are many different options for help and support. You could request for adaptations to be made to your home to make life easier, or get specialist equipment to support every day tasks.

You might need more help than that, such as someone coming to your home to help with the jobs you struggle with, such as cooking or cleaning. Salford Council, home care agencies and personal assistants can all support you.

0161 607 8200

Disabled Living

Get support at work

Remploy is a specialist service that helps disabled adults find employment, and provides extra support when you have a job to help both employers and employees. You can also speak to a Disability Employment Advisor (DEA) at your local Jobcentre. They can help you develop new skills, look for jobs, and connect you with disability-friendly employers.

0300 456 8052

Get support out and about

You don’t need to be confined to the house either, as Salford has lots of specialist support to help disabled adults get out and about around the area. You could request a blue badge, access transport via the Motability scheme or get free passes and reduced rates on buses and trains.

There are many charities and social groups who are dedicated to hosting events and activities specifically for those with disabilities, to help you meet new people and get involved in the community.

0161 200 6011

Ring and Ride

Support for hearing impaired

If you are deaf or struggle with your hearing, there are many different organisations in Salford who can provide support. Your GP may already have referred you to the audiology clinic to help identify and monitor the extent of any hearing loss.

Hearing aids can be a big help, and you might be able to get one from the NHS. Other specialist equipment is available for those hard of hearing too. Deaf support is provided at Swinton Gateway, with further help and advice.

0161 206 1571

Support for visually impaired

Specialist help and advice is always available for anyone who is worried about their sight, or already living with vision impairments and blindness. Optometrists (opticians) can advise you on the best options for your current eyesight.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has a dedicated helpline for anyone learning to cope and adapt with sight loss, and Henshaws Society can also offer specific help, advice and guidance on living with poor eyesight.

0303 123 9999

Benefits and money

For anyone living with a disability in Salford, there are many different kinds of financial support and benefits, along with organisations that can help advise you on how to manage your money and choose the right services for you.

You may be entitled to a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a reduction in council tax, a grant for home adaptations, or free transport and other benefits, depending on your individual circumstances.

0800 88 22 00

Childcare and work

Parents with disabilities all have the right to support, so they can carry out their role as a parent effectively. If you have just started a family, you may need to have a new health and social care assessment to help determine the support you now need.

Help can come in all shapes and sizes, depending on your circumstances. Financial support is also available to cover childcare costs for all 3 and 4 year olds, and this may extend to some 2 year olds as well.

0161 778 0384

Support Services

Salford Local Offer

Directory of support available in Salford for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

LocalOffer@salford.gov.uk

Salford Autism

Eccles Old Town Hall Church Street Eccles M30 0LH

info@salfordautism.org.uk

Salford Community Leisure - accessible sports

Choose from different venues across Salford all offering sports and activities for those with additional needs.

 

Remploy

Provides support for people with a disability looking for employment or in work.

 

Ring and Ride

Door-to-door transport for people who struggle to use public transport, with journeys from as little as £1.

 

Disabled Living

Showroom and advice on home adaptations.

info@disabledliving.co.uk

Salford Talking News

Sending out free news recordings on memory sticks each week to blind, partially-sighted or otherwise reading-disabled people, throughout Salford.

admin@salford-talking-news.org.uk

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