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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?

Start your self-help tool now

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.

If you are not looking for advice, information or to submit an assessment, but want to discuss something else contact us via Care Direct on 0345 155 1007 or email

Getting help

If you think that you, a relative or someone you care for might need support with a physical or sensory disability phone Care Direct on 0345 155 1007 or email to speak to us about having a social care needs assessment.

If you are eligible for services we will work with you to identify your needs and the best ways to meet them.

We can help you to find out more about:

  • equipment to live independently
  • benefits and finances
  • social clubs and activities

Our sensory team provides services to people who:

  • are visually impaired
  • are Deaf
  • have an acquired hearing loss
  • are deafblind – sometimes known as a dual sensory impairment – a significant combination of hearing and sight loss

Further information

The Independent Living Centre offers a free assessment and information service to anyone looking for equipment and gadgets to help them. They don’t sell equipment but will work with you to look at your needs and find the best solutions.

If you are finding it difficult to travel there are a range of options to help you get out and about.

Use Pinpoint to find out about activities and groups in Devon for people with physical and sensory impairments. Refine your search by age, location and ability to find activities and clubs near you.

Search for services that can offer you support in Devon

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