The Disabilities Trust is a leading UK charity providing support for people with complex needs

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    We provide specialist services for disabled people with complex and high dependency needs

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    The people who use our services are at the heart of everything we do

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    Our community based services are provided specific to individual requirements

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    We provide a range of specialist services for people with autism and learning disabilities


Barrie's Blog 12th September 2014

As we go into what appears to be the ‘Reality TV’ season, I was suddenly aware that virtually every night’s schedule is offering us so called insight into everything from the world of teaching to the problems of obesity...

Barrie's Blog 29th August 2014

The summer period saw the Department of Health publish an important consultation that looks at the practical guidance surrounding the new Care Act which comes into force next year. The Act and its accompanying legislation will be the vehicle that defines a new era of social care.

Hollyrood Family Fun Day

Before hurricane Bertha decided to do her worst to ruin our summer, services around the country had been enjoying the wonderful weather. At Hollyrood, family members and friends joined service users for the annual fun day.

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Topical Stories

Tool developed to evidence symptoms of brain injury in a social care setting

The Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust (BIRT), part of The Disabilities Trust, has developed a specialist tool to help social workers evidence brain injury and its effects during the assessment and care planning process. A meeting between the Department of Health and BIRT at the end of 2013 established that some local authorities were concerned about building an accurate picture of the care and support needs of individuals with brain injury, because of the complexities of the condition.

Assistive Technology Appeal

The ability to use assistive technology for communications has been life-changing for some of our service users. A variety of devices have already give individuals a voice and a way to live a more fulfilled, integrated and independent life, with choice. We are therefore launching an appeal to raise money for new assistive technology devices for all of our Disability Lifestyles services in the UK. Our aim is to provide a full range of assistive technology devices, including eye trackers for each of our six Disability Lifestyles services across England. This is a big task, so, we are launching our appeal and you can help us on the road to making a difference.

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