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chattymossmanchattymossman Member Posts: 12 Connected
edited April 2019 in Disabled people
Hi  having been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and also having mobility issues with age related to my diplegia I wonder what are my local authorities supposed to provide because I get none and asking is not something I find easy. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Unfortunately, they aren't supposed to provide you with anything. You can ask for a needs assessment from the social services and you can self refer for this.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • RoddyRoddy Member Posts: 389 Pioneering
    Hi  having been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum and also having mobility issues with age related to my diplegia I wonder what are my local authorities supposed to provide because I get none and asking is not something I find easy. 

    Hi @chattymossman, There ARE a number of services that your local authority are obliged to support you with. These support services will depend upon your age and your own specific medical needs and requirements. However, I do agree with poppy123456 that you should contact Social Services for an assessment, and if are unable to do this by yourself then ask your Dr/GP to arrange this for you.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Member Posts: 7,428 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @chattymossman sorry to hear this. Have you spoken to your local CAB?
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,725

    Scope community team

    Hi @chattymossman
    What kind of support do you need?

    I can try to help.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy

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