We are currently revamping this website. In the meantime, these are some current updates from our new leaflet.
John Abbott, Manager HDP
HDP Manager John Abbott writes
Halton Disability Partnership (HDP) exists to support people with a disability in accessing support and care that fully reflects their choice and wishes.
We offer advice and support where needed, we encourage volunteers to achieve their full potential. We manage a register of Personal Assistants (PAs) in health and social care so that people can access a PA, secure with the knowledge that the PA is supported by HDP and has access to good quality training.
As well as facilitating real choice for people, HDP, like all agencies, charities or services, is required to ensure people who may be vulnerable, are not exploited or abused. This can include financial, physical, sexual or emotional abuse.
We have “alerter” training for PAs and work closely with Social Services. With the expansion of personal budgets people have been given, sometimes substantial, monies and responsibility to purchase their own care/support. Sometimes unscrupulous people have sought to exploit and steal money from vulnerable people.
HDP and our partners are committed to and required to balance real choice and self determination with protection and support if needed. For further information please contact us on 01928 248937 Regards, John Abbott
Who Are We and What Do We Do?
Halton Disability Partnership (HDP) is a charity, founded in 2010, which aims to improve the lives of disabled people, and their families, in the Merseyside Borough of Halton.
HDP is a Disabled People User Led Organisation (DPULO). Our trustees and staff include disabled people.
We have some paid staff, but our volunteers, some of them disabled people, make a vital contribution to our work.
Four ways we work to improve lives:
- Providing Information and Advice on a range of issues of concern to disabled people.
- Providing an Advice and Support service for people in receipt of Direct Payments.
- Enabling people to join us – as volunteers, as supporters and socially.
- HDP also works with people with mental health issues and with children.
Information and Advice
We provide information and advice about a range of issues of concern to disabled people, their carers and their families. If we do not know, we will probably know someone who does. You can: Ring, or call in. Our Runcorn town centre base is open weekdays from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Telephone 01928 248937.
Use our website to get the information you want. We hold information about a range of services in Halton and current topics for people with disabilities. www.haltondisability.org.uk
Direct Payments Support Service
We provide support and advice to you receiving Direct Payments from the Council. Direct Payments are cash payments made to individuals who have been assessed as eligible to receive social care or support. The money received by Direct Payment (or your money if you pay your care) could be used to pay for any services or support that meet the person’s needs and choices. This could include employing staff as a Personal Assistant, and we keep a register of people who are interested in this work and put them in touch with people needing support.
Telephone: 01928 248937
Halton Disability Partnership Registered Office: Sefton House, Public Hall Street, Runcorn, WA7 1NG
Halton Disability Partnership is registered in England and Wales as a Registered Charity No. 1138404 and a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 7335794
Be a Volunteer We have a number of opportunities for you to join us as a volunteer. In return for your skills, time and commitment, you will receive excellent real support and training. Volunteer roles are on our website, or give us a call to find out more.