Living with a disability

We want to support people with disabilities to live as well and as independently as possible.

We support people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, acquired brain injury and autism.

We do that by:

  • supporting people to live at home with their families
  • helping you find somewhere to live where you can get support to live independently
  • supporting you to make friends, use public transport on your own and make plans for your life
  • supporting you to take short breaks
  • mobility and rehabilitation technology.

Find some support

The long term conditions programme pages contain information about anticipatory care planning, falls support, digital support and self-management.

Assistive Technology Enabled Care 24 (ATEC 24) brings together services that use technology to help people live safely in their homes as long as possible. This includes the community alarm and telecare service, community equipment service, bathroom equipment assessment team and the sheltered housing support service.

The Edinburgh Carer Support Team offer advice, information and support for young and adult unpaid carers.

The SMART centre provides a wide range of rehabilitation technology services. These include mobility and postural services (wheelchairs and special seating), prosthetics, orthotics, environmental controls, blue badge independent mobility assessment, custom design service, a disabled living centre and gait analysis service, and a driving assessment service.

The Edinburgh Smart Home can provide you with a range of technology that keeps you safe and well in your own home.

Edinburgh Community Stroke Service provides person-centred, family-orientated rehabilitation and support for people recovering from stroke in the Edinburgh area.

EdIndex provides a single access point to social housing in Edinburgh. It includes information on how to apply, frequently asked questions and information about other housing options that may be suitable.

Partners in Advocacy provide independent advocacy to support people to have their voices heard, their opinions respected and to be involved in the important decisions that affect their lives.

Lothian buses has information and advice about using their services if you have a disability.

The EVOC Red Book is an online directory of community and voluntary sector organisations and services across Edinburgh.

Keep Safe

The Keep Safe initiative works with a network of businesses, shops and organisations to create safe places for people to go if the need help.