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.
- 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.