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Support for adults

Getting out and about


If you are finding it difficult to travel there are a range of options to help you.

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Do you face challenges in your life?  Or do you need advice for a family member?

Why not try our Self-Help Tool? 

By answering some quick questions about your current situation, we can direct you towards information, advice and services that could help you to live independently and improve your life.

This could include useful telephone numbers and ideas from us in adult social care.

What happens next?

If you are still facing challenges after using the self-help tool then you can complete a self-assessment online.

How can you access the online self-assessment?

To do this you need to click on the self-help tool, if you have 2 or more needs then the tool will offer you our online self-assessment.

Start your self-help tool now

 

Blue Badge

The Blue Badge Scheme helps severely disabled people by letting them park close to their destination. The badge holder can be the driver or a passenger.

Bus pass

The National Bus Pass entitles older people and those with certain disabilities to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England. If you can only use the bus with the help of a companion they can also have a bus pass to travel with you.

The Devon Access Wallet scheme is an initiative to help make journeys by bus or train easier for anyone with communication difficulties, people with disabilities, deaf people and those whose first language is not English. Devon Access Wallet – Travel Devon

Railcards

The Senior Railcard and the Disabled Persons Railcard offer one third off rail fares for eligible passengers. Apply for a Senior Railcard through Devon County Council to save 20 per cent off the usual price.

Community transport

Community Transport is provided by a network of voluntary organisations that help people get to the shops, services, medical appointments or leisure activities where no alternative or suitable transport is available.

Motability

The Motability Scheme allows people with a disability to use their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

Scooters and powered wheelchairs

If you struggle with walking a scooter or powered wheelchair may help you to get around. Visit the Independent Living Centre to find out about the range of products available, have the chance to try some out and get information about prices and suppliers.

Find services, groups and clubs in Devon on the Pinpoint website

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Find advice on how to stay healthy and well on the OneSmallStep website

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