Social Workers and Care Managers based within Children's Services and Adult Social Care may be able to offer some support to those with disabilities to access social opportunities.
If a person with a disability is eligible, it may be possible to use a Direct Payment or an to help access social opportunities. For example to:
pay for leisure opportunities directly
employ someone to help the individual to get out into the community to access them
Children's Services and Adult Social Care can also signpost people with disabilities to services which provide specialist leisure opportunities, or towards community and voluntary services which can support people in accessing them.
Contact the Children's Social Work team on 0191 424 5010 (out of hours - 456 2093).