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Disabled people - independence at home
We can help disabled people to regain their confidence and independence following an illness, injury or stay in hospital and to participate fully and equally in everyday life.
We can help disabled people of all ages, whether they are registered as disabled or not. We can also offer support to relatives and carers.
Sight or hearing difficulties
If you have a sight or hearing difficulty (or both), a social care services officer can assess your needs and provide information and advice to help you to maintain your independence. They can also show you how to make as much use as possible of any remaining eyesight or hearing. The social care services officer will be able to provide information and relevant training on a range of specialist equipment which can help you in your everyday life. You can have a confidential visit if required to discuss your needs. You can find more details on specialist equipment on the disabled people - specialist equipment page.
Staff from health and social care services will work together as part of an intermediate care team to ensure that you receive the best help and support possible.
For more information on hearing and sight loss, see the frequently asked questions pages. You can also contact the customer services centre to discuss your needs further.
Following a stay in hospital
If you have recently had a stay in hospital or are recovering after an illness or fall, you can also receive help from rehabilitation services. Staff from health and social care services will work together as part of an intermediate care team to provide help, guidance and equipment to support you.
Support for carers
We work together with carers organisations across the County to offer information, advice and other services to support carers. For more information please see the carers section.
In addition, there are four carers' centres and carers' resources in North Yorkshire that can provide information, help and support to carers. They cover Hambleton and Richmondshire; Harrogate, Craven and Airedale; Scarborough and Ryedale; and Selby.
Please see the carers' centres and carers' resources page for more details about these organisations and how to contact them.
Disabled people - sight - frequently asked questions