Living with a Disability

Living With Disability and Long-term Conditions

Some people are born with disabilities. Anyone may become disabled, whether suddenly through an accident or gradually through illness or over time.

Long-term conditions, mental ill-health and addictions also have an impact on well-being.

Information, support and services may be able to support you to stay as independent as possible and give you choices so you can live the life you want.

Find out more about :

Self Directed Support

How Self Directed Support can help you achieve changes in your life by giving you more choice and control over your care.

Aids, Equipment and Adaptations 

From small pieces of equipment to major adaptations, there are lots of ways in which you can continue to keep your independence.

Visit the Independent Living Centre at Maisondieu Road, Elgin, to see products on display and try them out

Support For Carers

You may not recognise yourself as a 'carer' but if you provide practical and emotional support for someone on an ongoing basis in order to help them live independently, that's exactly what you are.

Housing Options

If you are having difficulties in managing to live in your own home, then find out more about some of the support options available.

Help With Getting Around

If you find it difficult to get around, there are a number of travel options and services that can make life easier for you.

Help With Employment and Training

A Moray Council service to provide employment and training support for people who have learning, physical or sensory disabilities or who have or are recovering from mental health difficulties. Whether you are looking for work, need support in work, or want to find out about work schemes and programmes, there is advice and help available.

Services to Help You

  • Public toilets and Radar keys - Moray Council provides 32 public toilets throughout Moray, the majority of which have disabled toilets. A Radar key enables access to disabled toilets within Moray and around the country for people with disabilities.
  • Someone to speak on your behalf - North East Advocacy
  • Help with your bins - the council provides assisted collections to residents who are unable to place their wheelie bin and recycling boxes at the kerbside for emptying
  • Request a Bulky Uplift - a chargeable council serviced for the uplift of items too big for your wheelie bin
  • NHS Choices - advice and information on independent living

General Information

There is a range of general information about support, advice and benefits available to people with disabilities such as Disability Living Allowance, as well as details on the Disability Discrimination Act, on the DirectGov website

Contact Us

Access Care Team

01343 563999

accesscareteam@moray.gov.uk

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