Disabled Persons Act 1986

The Disabled Persons Act 1986 strengthens the provisions of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 and requires Local Authorities to meet the various needs of disabled people.

Services include:

  • help in the home;
  • recreational facilities outside the home;
  • assistance with transport to such facilities;
  • provision of aids and adaptations;
  • holidays, meals, telephones etc.

Local Authorities have a duty to assess needs but, at present, there is no duty to provide a service.

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