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Adult Care Information Service (ACIS)

This online directory covers a broad range of services and information to help people stay independent and safe, including contact details, service descriptions, general information and factsheets, and,  in some cases, price information.This website is for people looking for adult care information.

Adult Care Information Service (ACIS) Factsheets

Wandsworth Council's ACIS online directory includes a number of factsheets.  Topics include: Independent Advocacy Support Who Qualifies for Help? Care and support - What to expect  You can find the full list here. 

The Brandon Trust

The Brandon Trust is a national charity which seeks to enable people with learning disabilities to discover their personal goals.  The Brandon Trust offers services to adults with learning disabilities and autism, including: residential care, supported living services and outreach support. Their services are generally in…

The Care Act 2014

From April 2015 the Care Act 2014 will become law.  The Care Act  modernises English adult (over 18 year olds) social care law. Key areas of change for April 2015 include: General responsibilities on local authorities including promoting people’s wellbeing, focusing on prevention and…

Certitude (Southside Partnership)

Certitude is a charity which supports people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs to lead more independent lives. They provide the following services in Wandsworth:- Respite services at Wardley Street (emergency and regular customers)- Shared Lives (adult placements)- Outreach and…

The Children and Families Act and the Care Act 2014-Links

The Children and Families Act 2014  introduces changes starting in September 2014 and from April 2015 the Care Act 2014 will become law.  The Care Act  modernises English adult (over 18 year olds) social care law. These two pieces of legislation will greatly affect support for disabled…

Church Lane Complex Needs Hub

This specialist complex needs hub is for adults aged 18 and over with a learning disability. The Church Lane hub provides a state of the art environment and a range of therapeutic and social projects. It boasts dedicated music therapy, art massage, sensory and physiotherapy…

Direct Payments

Direct payments are available to people who have been assessed by social services as needing help, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support services instead of receiving them direct from the Council.  Direct payments are a way of assisting…

Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS)

The Disability and Social Care Advice Service (DASCAS) offers an independent information service on disability and social care. This includes benefits, advocacy and support. The service provides information to people with disabilities and the relatives and friends who care for them.DASCAS helps…

Frances Taylor Foundation

The Frances Taylor Foundation offers a wide range of social care and support services, all aiming to work in person centred ways. We work in Liverpool and Merseyside, Brighton and Hove, and Greater London. Some services were established many years ago, and were further developed…