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Amputation

the NHS website

An amputation is the surgical removal of part of the body, usually a leg or an arm. There are three main reasons why an amputation is performed: * The limb has been affected by gangrene (when the body’s tissue begins to decay and die as a resu...

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Angelman syndrome

the NHS website

Angelman syndrome is a rare genetic condition that affects approximately 1 in 25,000 people. It affects the nervous system, causing severe physical and intellectual disability, with symptoms becoming noticeable from early childhood. In most c...

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Assistive Technology

Norfolk County Council - Adult Social Services & Childrens Services

This leaflet provides information about Assistive Technology, the term used for specialised equipment, designed to increase the independence of people living at home with a range of disabilities. It includes items like pressure mats, smoke detectors,...

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Attendance Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions

Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you.

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Benefits for the Terminally Ill

Patient UK

Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance can be claimed quickly under special rules if you are terminally ill and are not already receiving one of these benefits.

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Blue Badge Scheme

Department for Transport

The Blue Badge scheme helps those with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport to park close to where they need to go. Government has changed the way of assessing who gets a Blue Badge to make the process clearer and align...

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Blue Badges

Norfolk County Council - Adult Social Services & Childrens Services

A ‘Blue Badge’ is a disabled parking permit that allows people who are registered blind, or those with severe mobility issues, easier access to public facilities. This webpage explains the Blue Badge scheme, how it works and hot to apply for one.

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Carers Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions

A carer is someone who looks after a person who is disabled. Carers may be able to get a benefit called Carer’s Allowance. This is a contribution towards the income of carers who are unable to work fulltime. It is not a wage for caring.

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Contact a Family (Website)

Contact a Family

Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children. We provide information, advice and support. We bring families together so they can support each other. We campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be...

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Deafblindness

the NHS website

A person is deafblind if they have a combined sight and hearing impairment that causes difficulties with communication, access to information and mobility.

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Directgov (Website)

Directgov

The Website contains information about Directgov. It is the place to turn to for the latest and widest range of public service information from the UK government. Book a driving test, find a job, get advice about childcare, renew your passport and l...

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Disability Living Allowance (adults)

Department for Work and Pensions

Benefit and support you may get if you are ill or disabled.

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Disability Living Allowance (children)

Department for Work and Pensions

Benefit and support your child may get if they are ill or disabled.

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Disabled Living Foundation (Website)

Disabled Living Foundation

Website that provides access to download factsheets containing advice and information related to equipment and independent living.

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Disabled travellers

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Travel can be challenging for everyone but it can be more so if you have a physical or mental disability. This leaflet contains advice and information to help make your travels easier.

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DisabledGo (Website)

DisabledGo

This website gives information on local disabled facilities. Enter the location and the service required for a list of suitable venues including shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities, hospitals and more.

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Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18)

the NHS website

Edward's syndrome, also known as trisomy 18, is a genetic condition. Nearly three-quarters of babies with the syndrome are miscarried or stillborn and the babies who survive beyond one year will have a developmental disability.

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Equipment to aid daily living

Norfolk County Council - Adult Social Services & Childrens Services

Ways to adapt your home and find equipment to make daily life easier

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Health Conditions that could affect your driving

Directgov

The law requires you to tell the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) about any condition that may affect your ability to drive safely. If you are involved in an accident and it is found that your health condition was a contributing factor, you...

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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

Department for Work and Pensions

This is extra money you can get if you’re ill or disabled from an accident or disease caused by work.

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Rett syndrome

the NHS website

Rett syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects approximately 1 in 12,000 females (it is rarely seen in boys). It causes severe physical and mental disability that begins in early childhood.

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Social Care and Support Guide - How to care for a disabled child

the NHS website

Caring for a disabled child can make your daily parenting duties, such as feeding, toilet training and getting them to sleep, more challenging.

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The Care Act (Easy Read)

Department of Health and Social Care

The Care Act is a new law about care and support for adults in England. Care and support means lots of different things for different people. It depends on what you need but can include things like: help to get out of bed, ...

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Vaccine Damage Payments

Department for Work and Pensions

If you are severely disabled as a result of a vaccination, you may be able to get a Vaccine Damage Payment. This is a oneoff, taxfree payment to help with extra costs you may face. Not all vaccinations are covered.

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Work and disability

the NHS website

Almost half of working-age people with disabilities in the UK are employed – but this figure should be higher. With the right support, many more could join their ranks.

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