Learning Disability Service
Rutland County Council – SEND Local Offer. Click here.
The Care Act 2015
Click here for Easy Read factsheet.
Hear My Voice – Online tool to make your voice heard! The best part of the Hear My Voices Campaign is an online tool that enables people to write directly to their local member of parliament in their area. Click here.
Leicestershire & Rutland Safeguarding Adults Board easy read leaflets
Click here to link to these leaflets
Health Leaflets – useful Easy-read information that gets straight to the point.
Click here to see these leaflets
Toolkit – Understanding people with learning disabilities
Click here to see information and short films and presentations
Advocacy Services – easy read leaflet from VoiceAbility
Click here to the leaflet
Change – Leaving Hospital easy read information from Change.
Click here to learn more and find out where to get them from.
Rutland County Council Website
Click here to see the Rutland County Council Website
Activities, learning and work in Rutland – Click here to take you to the local news and events page.
Community Support Service Day Opportunities
- click here to learn more about Brightways and Rutwel
- click here to see Community Support Services Newsletters
Rutwel , Rutland County Council – A base for people with learning disabilities with low to medium needs.
Aiming High – Click here for the website. Aiming High has been improving services for children and young people with additional needs and their families in Rutland since 2010, by providing more services that are easier to access. This includes both targeted and universal services.
Independent Care Advocacy Service for Leicester Shire & Rutland Age UK – Lansdowne House, 113 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7LA
Tel: 0116 20145110
Fax: 0116 2992244
Click here to see the website
Mosaic delivers information and services that disabled people want. These are services that promote inclusion, equality, independence, choice, empowerment, respect and dignity.
Click here for more information on Mosaic.
The Lodge Trust, Market Overton, Rutland
The Lodge Trust aim to provide support for life for people with disabilities.
Click here for more information on The Lodge Trust.
Rutland Parent Carer Voice
Rutland Parent Carer Voice is the official voice of Rutland parents and carers of children and young people from birth to the age of 25 with special and additional needs.
Changing Places toilets
These are toilets that have room and facilities for personal care for people with complex learning disabilities and physical disabilities. Click here to find out where this toilet is in Oakham, Rutland and click here to find out where these toilets are in the United Kingdom. You will need to have a radar key to use these toilets. In Rutland you can buy a radar key from Customer Services at Rutland County Council in Oakham at a cost of £2.65.
If you would like information on the Travel Access Scheme, click here
Disabled Parking Badges
A disabled parking badge is called a Blue Badge. Displaying the Blue Badge in your car, means that you can park in a disabled parking space. If you are unable to walk or have severe problems walking short distances you may be eligible for a Disabled Parking Badge. The badge enables a vehicle to be parked nearer to the place you need to go. Click here to find out who can get a Blue Badge.
Self Directed Support and Direct Payments
Self Directed Support is a new way of thinking about getting the support that you want. Support that gives you more choice and control. With Self Directed Support you can choose how and when you are supported and who will support you. Planning your own support is a good way to make sure you get the life that you want.
Click here to find out about Direct Payments.
Below are links and information to other Learning Disability Websites and Resources
DLA(Disability Living Allowance) and PIP (Personal Independence Payment) – click here for more information
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission inspects social care and health services. The Care Quality Commission try to make sure everyone who uses services get the best care and support.
Click here for more information on the Care Quality Commission
Leicestershire Autism Information Hub: click here
Change: click here to see information and a wide range of resources for people with a learning disability.
Mencap work with people with a learning disability to change laws and make services better. Mencap support thousands of people to live their lives as they choose.
Click here for more information on Mencap
Down’s Syndrome Association
The Down’s Syndrome Association provide information and support for anybody with Down’s Syndrome.
Click here for more information on the Down’s Syndrome Association
Cerebra is a unique charity set up for helping improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and by directly supporting children and their carers.
Click here for more information on Cerebra
Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.
Click here for more information on Scope
Bild is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities, who want people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.
Click here for more information on Bild
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Click here for more information on Mind