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Disability & Mobility

Apply or Renew Blue Badge

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national range of parking concessions for disabled people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The scheme is designed to help severely disabled people to travel independently, as either a driver or passenger, by allowing them to park close to their destination.
You can apply or renew a Blue Badge on-line or call Care Direct

 

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross run a support at home service, offering short-term practical and emotional support at home and loan of mobility aids. Support is tailored to the needs of the individual however the Red Cross are unable to undertake personal care or domestic chores.
Anyone aged over 18 who is registered with a North Devon GP can access the service. Just call them to register.
The friendly service can provide companionship and help with everyday tasks such as shopping, collecting prescriptions and accessing local services.

Contact the Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset and Channel Islands Red Cross on 01823 273700

Devon Enabling Service

The Devon Enabling Service is for anyone (18yrs +) who has a disability and would like a service that would help them do something they wouldn’t normally be able to do – or to provide respite for a day (or half day – 4 hrs minimum).
This is a paid for service, but you can use direct payments.
You can access this service as a private customer or via Devon Partnership if you are paying by direct payments.

 

Discplus

Discplus is Devon’s family information service for children with additional needs and their families offer: Social work. Occupational Therapy. Learning disability nursing. Portage. Children nursing Physiotherapists employed by Vranch House …

Discplus is Devon’s family information service for children with additional needs and their families offer:

  • Social work.
  • Occupational Therapy.
  • Learning disability nursing.
  • Portage.
  • Children nursing
  • Physiotherapists employed by Vranch House (a voluntary organisation) work in partnership with the further response teams.
  • Direct payments staff.
  • DISCplus information officers work closely with further response teams providing families with information geared to the needs of their child.
  • Rehabilitation Officer for Visually Impaired Children (ROVIC).

The teams provide a seamless service around the needs of families who have children with disability or complex additional needs. The teams assess the need and administrate financial support, in the form of personalised budgets and / or direct payments, as well as providing a key worker for those families who need a co-ordinating worker.

 

Free Home Library Service

Love reading but can’t get to your library? The free home delivery service can bring books and CD’s to your door.

The service provides:

  • Free delivery and collection at flexible times.
  • A wide choice of titles.
  • Large print books, audio books and CD’s.
  • Free reservations
  • No fines
  • Items are delivered by trained and security-checked volunteers from Royal Voluntary Service

Guinness Care and Support

Guinness Partnership provides care for people who want to remain living in the home of their choice.  Their service is all about you.  You shape and plan the care at home you receive.  The service is completely flexible and can be changed and adapted as your needs change. Care at Home is tailored to your individual needs and requirements and so no two packages are the same.