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External Services for older people and adults with Learning Disabilities

The Department of Health and Social Care has a number of external contractors that currently provide care services. It is expected that there will be further contracted services in future. Below is information and some contact details for external services that are supported by the Department of Health and Social Care Adult Services Division.

Age Isle of Man Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels are provided to people who, through age or disability, or following hospitalisation have difficulty preparing meals.  Meals are delivered to people by the Meals on Wheels Organisation. The meals need to be reheated thoroughly. For more information on Meals on Wheels please Telephone: +44 1624 687308.

Autism Initiatives Outreach Service

The Autism Initiatives Team  provides a community-based outreach service for people with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) but primarily for people with a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome. The service is outcome focused, and so provides varying levels of support to people dependent on need. It also supports a  social group every week with a range of activities which anyone can access. To make a referral Telephone the Adult Services Access Team on: +44 1624 686179 or for more information visit the Autism Initiatives website.

Autism Initiatives Residential Services

The Autism Initiatives Team also provide residential services to make a referral Telephone the Adult Services Access Team on: +44 1624 686179 or for more information visit the website.

Crossroads Care’s Social Club

Crossroads Care provides practical and emotional support for carers living on the Isle of Man. The service is about, improving the lives of carers by giving them time to be themselves and have a break from caring. Crossroads Care’s Social Club provides a doorway for adults with learning disabilities to strive to promote a sense of independence giving immediate respite through day care and learning new skills .

The Department of Social Care Adult Services Division works in partnership to support Crossroads Care’s Social Club. To make a referral Telephone the Adult Services Access Team on: +44 1624 686179 or for more information visit the Crossroads website.

Crossroads Care’s Care at Home Scheme

Crossroads Care offers  practical and emotional support for carers living on the Isle of Man. The service is about  improving the lives of carers by giving them time to be themselves and have a break from caring. Support workers from the Care at Home Scheme take over some care responsibilities creating immediate and sustained respite, allowing the carer to have time to themselves to go out or to take a break.  

For more information Telephone: +44162 673103, email;isleofman@crossroads.org.uk or visit the Crossroads website.

Disabled Go

The Isle of Man Government and Douglas Development Partnership have worked with Disabled Go since February 2006 to provide an on-line disability access guide  for residents and visitors to the Island. The service gives essential information to help people with mobility difficulties access a wide range of buildings and locations. 

The Disabled Go - Isle of Man Access Guide opens the door to over 1200 of the Island's buildings and activities including hotels, restaurants, shops and businesses giving information about access. The Island has a superb range of attractions from heritage sites, theatres, nature reserves and countryside; the Guide gives details on access to many sites. For more information please visit the website, email questions@disabledgo.com or Telephone: 0845 270 4627.

Leonard Cheshire  Disability - Supported Living – Thie Quinney

Leonard Cheshire Disability runs  a purpose built supported living unit on one level with easy level access to the town of Ramsey, housing six permanently tenanted and two respite flats for adults of all ages with a range of physical disabilities. Which are accessed via assessment and referral by the DSC Adult Services Disability Social Work Team. To make a referral Tel the Adult Services Access Team on: +44 1624 686179 or for information Visit the website.

Praxis

Praxis Care provide long term accommodation for 5 residents with a profound learning disability. Access to this service is via assessment and referral by the Adult Services Disability Social Work Team To make a referral Tel the Adult Services Access Team on: +44 1624 686179 or visit the Praxis website.

RNIB Low Vision Service

RNIB works in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care Adult Services Division and in close co-operation with the Manx Blind Welfare Society and other partners to provide a service that supports people living with sight impairment. The services on offer include: The Rehabilitation Service – offers help to maximize/ maintain independence. A Resource Centre – providing a range of practical aids.  An Eye Clinic Liaison Officer –this service offers support and advice in Nobles Eye Clinic. A Low Vision Service provides the opportunity for individuals to have an assessment of their less able vision. Low vision aids may be provided from the resource centre to help with tasks such as reading, watching television or hobbies. For more information on RNIB services Tel: +44 1624 677626 or you can visit the RNIB website.

United Response Advocacy Service

The Advocacy Service is an independent service which supports adults with learning disabilities. This support comes in various forms. For more information speak to Isabel Miller at the Advocacy service, Telephone: +44 1624 629777, email Isabel.miller@unitedresponse.org.uk or visit the United Response website. There is also an easy read version of the website available.

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