About disabilities and sensory impairments
We have a wide range of services available if you or someone you care for has a physical disability, learning disability or a sensory impairment, including supported activities and employment, equipment for your home, and independent travel training. You can find out about our services and support below, or find a service on Live Well Barnsley to view even more groups and services available across the borough.
You might also like to get a social care assessment so we can have a discussion with you about the things that are important in your daily life and find the most suitable options to help you.
Information and advice if you have a sight or hearing impairment, including specialist equipment to help with daily tasks and communication.
Services and opportunities for adults with learning disabilities, to help improve skills and abilities to be as independent as possible.
Technology to help you live independently at home, including telecare alarms, remote monitors and sensors.
Equipment or adaptations to your home that can improve your life and help you remain independent.
Shared lives is where a carer opens up their home and family lives to include a young person or adult who needs extra support to live well.
If you have a severe permanent disability, or a hidden disability such as autism or anxiety, a Blue Badge lets you park in disabled parking bays closer to the place you’re going.
If you have a disability or medical condition that prevents you putting your bins out, you can apply for an assisted collection.
The safe places scheme is for anyone who might feel vulnerable when they’re out and about, to enable you to get help if you feel unsafe.
Find services for people with a disability
The Live Well Barnsley directory includes a range of local services that can help support people with a disability or sensory impairment.