Services available to people with disabilities, accessing the services, equipment available, adaptations/equipment for vehicles support groups and are there charges for the service.
If you or someone you care for is unable to carry out day to day tasks or live independently at home, there are various ways we can help. We have a disability resource team, which includes occupational therapy staff and sensory impairment workers. The team provide assessment, advice and guidance for disabled people and carers who require assistance with activities of daily living. This can include:
The team also has a rehabilitation officer to work with people with a visual impairment who can help with independent living skills, mobility and communication.
Find out if you are eligible for a blue badge.
You will need to contact the council via customer services on (01482) 393939.
If you are struggling with access around your home and have a physical disability, we can identify equipment or minor adaptations that could help you. Read more about maintaining independence in your own home.
The council does not provide adaptations or equipment for vehicles - these items would be purchased with your mobility allowance or the mobility portion of your disability living allowance (DLA). Further information about the disability living allowance can be found on the DirectGov website.
DirectGov - disability living allowance (external website)
The local-links website provides information on activities and groups throughout the East Riding.
Local-links (external website)
Equipment is free up to the cost of £1000. Anything that costs more than this will be means tested.
This means that we will need to ask detailed questions upon accessing the service about savings, income, and some expenditure. This information is used to calculate the amount you pay towards the cost of the equipment. This makes sure that the amount you pay is fair.
The Changing Places group hold a list of toilets across the country that have the right equipment and adequate space to meet the needs of people who cannot use standard disabled toilets. The Changing Places website has information on the changing places campaign as well as a map showing all facilities across the country:
Changing Places (external website)
Changing places facilities are currently available at these locations across the East Riding of Yorkshire:
Beverley Leisure Complex Flemingate Beverley, HU17 OLT Tel: 01482 395230
South Cliff Road Hilderthorpe Road Bridlington,YO15 3QL
Bridlington Road Driffield, YO25 5HZ Tel: 01377 257480
Located off the A165 from Bridlington to Hull/BeverleyWilsthorpe roundabout. YO15 3QN.
Burnby Lane, New Street, Pocklington, YO42 2QE Tel: 01759 305052
North Street, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5QX Tel: 01405 769005