Living with a long term condition

If you have a long term condition (a condition that cannot, at present, be cured but is controlled by medication and or other treatment), you may require ongoing care and support.

Long-term conditions include:

  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • autism
  • depression
  • dementia

If your needs are mostly health related, then NHS continuing healthcare may be put in place to support you.

If you do not receive this, but are finding it difficult to cope with everyday living tasks, then you may wish to receive a social care assessment from the council.

Keeping Active

If you have a long term condition it's important you stay active and try to continue the things that are important to you (where this is possible) such as gardening, seeing friends and family, going on holiday, or continuing to work.

This website contains information about other services which can help you to do this such as community transport and supported employment.


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