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Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

 

The City of York Council website provides lots of information about services for people with learning disabilities.

 

 

These include those listed below. Please click on the links to be  taken to the relevant pages.

 

 

Arranging your care and support

 

 

Equipment to help you

 

 

Support where you live

 

 

Reporting abuse

 

 

Support for carers who work

 

 

Short breaks

 

 

Day support

 

 

Changing Places toilets

 

 

Disabled person’s bus pass

 

 

The Live Well York website provides information on community activities suitable for people with learning disabilities.

Click on the link to be taken to the Community Directory.

 

We thank Inspired Pics who provided most of the images for this publication, except for images 1, 10 and 11 which were provided by City of York Council.

 

You should seek permission from the relevant image owner if you wish to use any of these images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquired Brain Injury

Acquired Brain Injury

 

Headway is the UK-wide charity that works to improve life after brain injury.

 

There is a York Headway branch.

 

 

Headway provides support, services and information to brain injury survivors, their families, carers, and to professionals.

 

 

 

Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT) has a local independent hospital called York House, which is provided by The Disabilities Trust and The Retreat.

 

 

 

York House is an independent hospital which rehabilitates people with acquired brain injury (ABI) and complex needs and / or challenging behaviour.

 

 

 

• People with ABI may have difficulty processing information.

• They may have attention and concentration difficulties.

• They may experience fatigue.

• They may have anxiety.

 

 

 

BIRT’s goal is to enable people to function as independently as possible, develop their lives as they choose and participate in the wider community.

 

 

The Live Well York website provides information on community activities.

Click on the link to be taken to the Community Directory.

 

 

We thank Inspired Pics who provided most of the images for this page, except for image 1 which is provided by Headway, image 3 by BIRT and image 7 is provided by City of York Council.

 

You should seek permission from the relevant image owner if you wish to use any of these images.

 

 

 

 

 

 




Autism

Autism

 

 

 

National Autistic Society states Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people.

 

 

 

If you are autistic, you are autistic for life. Autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'.

 

 

 

Autism is a spectrum condition meaning people are affected in different ways. Some autistic people may share certain difficulties. They may have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions. This means people need different levels of support.

 

 

 

All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.

 

 

The National Autistic Society provide information, support and services for people with Autism, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

 

 

The City of York Council website has information about autism and support groups available locally.

 

 

 

Specialist Autism Services has worked with adults (18+) on the autism spectrum and their families since 1999. They are a non-profit organisation that works with the charity Sacar to provide autism specific services across Yorkshire.

 

 

 

They now provide a range of services including:

group social skills workshops (through an autism-specific learning programme)

 

 

 

information and guidance

 

 

autism-specific counselling

 

 

employment support

 

 

autism awareness training

 

 

community outreach support

 

 

Under the name Autism First they also provide bespoke support for adults with autism and additional needs.

 

 

They aim to make a positive difference to the lives of their members to fulfil their potential.

 

 

This link provides details of the Specialist Autism Service in York to provide the opportunity to engage with employment, education and independent living.

 

 

The Live Well York Community Directory provides information on community activities suitable for people with Autism.

 

Click on the link to be taken to the Community Directory.

 

We thank the following organisations who have provided images for this publication.

 

Living Autism who provided images 2 and 3; Inspired Pics who provided images 4, 15 and 16. In addition image 5 has been provided by National Autistic Society and images 7-14 have been kindly provided by Specialist Autism Services.

 

Finally images 1, 6 and 17 have been provided by City of York Council.

 

You should seek permission from the relevant image owner if you wish to use any of these images.

 

 

 

 

A variety of information about York's Local Offer for young people affected by autism is available on the YorOK Website - Local Offer and autism

We Care Project

We Care Project

 

 

We Care is a North Yorkshire Police scheme.

 

 

It supports anyone who is vulnerable and needs some help and assistance when they are out and about in York.

 

 

The scheme has been put together with the support of York People First.

 

 

It helps people to feel safe and secure and able to go out and participate in their local community.

 

 

It also provides important information to the police about a scheme member, so if they ever need to dial 999 or 101, the police are aware of any special needs the caller has.

 

 

The Police can assist them and provide a level of service in line with their requirements.

 

 

 

 

We thank Inspired Pics who provided most of the images for this publication. In addition images 1,3  and 6 have been kindly provided by by North Yorkshire Police.

 

You should seek permission from the relevant image owner if you wish to use any of these images.

 

 

 

 

Safe Places

Safe Places

 

 

Safe Places York supports vulnerable people to feel safe and secure in York city centre.

 

 

Safe Places are located in open and accessible public buildings, like information centres, cafes, shops and museums.

 

 

They provide a welcoming, safe and supportive space if someone doesn’t feel safe or secure and need to ask for help while out and about.

 

 

Local people can sign up for a Safe Place card under the scheme.

 

 

The card includes the details of someone they trust who can be contacted if they need help.

 

 

If that person is lost, confused, unwell, or feels unsafe for any reason, they can look for the nationally recognised Safe Place logo and go inside for support during opening hours.

 

 

 

 

We thank Inspired Pics who provided most of the images for this publication. In addition images 1 and 6 have been kindly provided by York CVS.

 

You should seek permission from the relevant image owner if you wish to use any of these images.

 

 

 

 






Last reviewed: 13/09/2019

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