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Birmingham Connect to Support

Conditions and Disabilities

Dementia affects everyone differently and people who are living with it can exhibit symptoms such as issues with memory, thinking, concentration and language. People with dementia may become confused or struggle with how they perceive things. Dementia can also cause changes in mood or emotion and affects how someone behaves. One in three people over 65 will develop dementia. People with dementia can become apathetic or uninterested in their usual activities, and have problems controlling their emotions. They may also find social situations challenging, lose interest in socialising, and aspects of their personality may change.

The dementia services such as dementia cafes, activity groups, carers groups and singing classes are in place to help everyone affected by the condition and can be found in the community services zone for people with dementia.

You can find information about the services available for adults who are deaf or hard of hearing on the Birmingham City Council website deaf or hard of hearing pages (opens in new window).

You can find a range of organisations and groups who can provide specialist advice and support, training, befriending, health and wellbeing sessions, social opportunities and a range of activities to help you live a fulfilled life in the Community Directory (opens in new window).   

Choose a category to search on in the Community Directory or use the Search function at the top of the page to take you to a list of organisations across the city.  You can filter by postcode to find the ones nearest to you.

Anyone who is suffering with a hearing impairment can be offered advice and support.  When you contact the team a contact assessment will be carried out to clarify what the concern is.  This will then be followed by a more formal assessment by a technical officer who will be able to supply and fit equipment as necessary to enable the citizen to continue to live independently.

If you think you need help from the team, you can contact the Hearing Loss Service on:  0121 303 1234 (Option 1) or 0121 675 0999 or email: 1stResponseOccupationalTherapy@birmingham.gov.uk

You can find information about the services and support available for adults with learning disabilities on the Birmingham City Council website's learning disabilities pages (opens in new window).

You can find organisations and groups who can provide specialist advice and support, training, health and wellbeing sessions, social opportunities and a range of activities to help you live a fulfilled life in the Community Directory (opens in new window).

Choose a category to search on in the Community Directory or use the Search function at the top of the page to take you to a list of organisations across the city.  You can filter by postcode to find the ones nearest to you.

You can find information about the services and support available for people with physical disabilities on the Birmingham City Council website's physical disabilities pages (opens in new window).

You can find organisations and groups who can provide specialist advice and support, training, health and wellbeing sessions, social opportunities and a range of activities to help you live a fulfilled life in the Community Directory (opens in new window).

Choose a category to search on in the Community Directory or use the Search function at the top of the page to take you to a list of organisations across the city.  You can filter by postcode to find the ones nearest to you.

You can find information about understanding autism on the Birmingham City Council website's autism pages (opens in new window).

You can find organisations and groups who can provide specialist advice and support, training, health and wellbeing sessions, social opportunities and a range of activities to help you live a fulfilled life in the Community Directory (opens in new window).

Choose a category to search on in the Community Directory or use the Search function at the top of the page to take you to a list of organisations across the city.  You can filter by postcode to find the ones nearest to you.

You can find information about the services and support available for people affected by sight loss on the Birmingham City Council website’s visual impairments page  https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20061/physical_disability_services/139/services_for_adults_who_are_blind_or_have_sight_problems (opens in new window).

You can find organisations and groups who can provide specialist advice and support, training, health and wellbeing, social opportunities and a range of activities to help you live a fulfilled life in the Community Directory (opens in new window).

Choose a category to search on in the Community Directory or use the Search function at the top of the page to take you to a list of organisations across the city.  You can filter by postcode to find the ones nearest to you.

You can find information about the services and support available for people affected by Mental Health on the Birmingham City Council website’s visual impairments page https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/20064/mental_health_services (opens in new window).

You can find organisations and groups who can provide specialist advice and support, training, health and wellbeing, social opportunities and a range of activities to help you live a fulfilled life in the Community Directory (opens in new window).

Choose a category to search on in the Community Directory or use the Search function at the top of the page to take you to a list of organisations across the city.  You can filter by postcode to find the ones nearest to you.

Information and services are also available from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust

Last updated: 6/22/2020

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