We are currently revamping this website. In the meantime, these are some current updates from our new leaflet.
John Abbott, Manager HDP
The Care Act of 2014 requires local councils to provide information about care services and support for local people. Halton Council set up a website “portal” for this purpose but it has not been used by lots of people who could benefit . Halton Disability Partnership has been working with council to develop the website in a way that it is up to date, informative and accessible.
A great deal of research has been undertaken looking at different models across the country to see what could best serve Halton; and also looking at ways to make the current website more user friendly.
Parallel to this work we are also consulting with local service users, community groups, charities, social workers and the council to ensure the website meets local needs and is truly “co produced”.
For many people getting into a website can be frustrating. A flow chart has been produced for people to easily follow and gain access. Anyone who is struggling to use the website can contact any of our team Monday to Friday. If need be people are welcome to come to our office and use our computer for individual help in using the website.
The current website is called Care And Support For You – Any one requiring help or support with the website can contact HDP on 01928 248 937.
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.