Supported living, specialist housing, and activities
Supported housing and floating support for the over 55s
For a diverse range of service users

Accessible information

Information is really important for everyone. The Service Users Forum know that making information easy to understand really helps learning disabled people to better communicate, understand and learn and make better decisions.

More and more accessible information is available in the UK. This is because lots of disabled people and disabled peoples organisations are producing better information. It is also because the law says this needs to happen

The Equality Act says that people and organisations have to make changes in the ways they do things. This can include making changes to the information they provide to people that use their services. Examples of this would include providing documents in easy read, on tape or using Braille.

The Forum thinks that people that use our services should be able to access good information in ways that make sense to them. If we can’t find information that work for an individual we should do our best to create it with the individual in mind.

We have produced some of our own information that we hope people will find useful:

Getting support in Derbyshire: Guide to community care assessment and support

Hands of my support: Top Tips on preparing for assessments and re-assessments of your care

Voting and Elections: good support to get more involved in politics and elections

Getting and caring for  a pet

A Guide explaining your Rights

Other useful documents

A Guide to Wills and Trusts

Staying Safe Online

Personal Independent Payments

Choosing Someone to Support You

Staying Safe Out and About

NHS Continuing Healthcare

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