Living with a disability, like Autism, Learning Difficulty or a physical disability

Young disabled woman playing drumsHaving a disability can be restricting in all sorts of ways; getting a job, access to shops and businesses, using the internet, education and learning. Indeed, doing the things that most people take for granted can be difficult. We try to remove the barriers that prevent people with disabilities having full access to our services. This page contains information on:

Disability information point

In Wiltshire people with disabilities and their families raised the need for a single information point to guide people to appropriate services and support, so the information below has been compiled. If you have any comments about this list, suggestions for links, or advice that would help other disabled people, please contact us.

National strategies and consultations

Local strategies and consultations


Wiltshire has a package of e-learning resources provided by Kwango. If you work in a public sector organisation in Wiltshire and would like access to any of these e-learning courses please contact

Supporting people with disabilities to live in the way they wish

Wiltshire Council is currently developing a Care and Support Accreditation Scheme to replace the existing Care and Support Framework.

We anticipate that this will include a much larger number of providers than the current framework. Further details about this can be obtained by emailing


It is important that people can access affordable housing in the same way as any other person in Wiltshire.

A person can register with ‘Homes4Wiltshire’ from when they are 16 years old. Homes4Wiltshire has an easy read application form that is available by contacting one of their offices in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury.

There is a directory of registered care homes in Wiltshire which support people with a disability. This is usually seen as the last option to consider.

For general housing queries, please contact 0300 456 0100

Support groups

National Autistic Society
West Wiltshire Branch
Sue Saunderson
Tel: 07825113297
National Autistic Society
North Wiltshire Branch
Emily Rees, Branch Officer
Tel: 07827661655
National Autistic Society
South Wiltshire Branch
Barry Clark
Tel: 07795368113

Wiltshire Early Bird Team
c/o NAS Early Bird Centre
Barnsley Road
South Yorkshire
S75 3JT

AS we are
Fountain Way
Wiltshire Council
Tel: 01722 820371
Parent Partnership Service
Edington Road
Steeple Ashton
BA14 6HP
Tel: 08457 585072
Facilitated by Wiltshire Council
Youth Development Service
in partnership with
Wiltshire College

Wiltshire Parent Carers
Upavon Community Centre
Watson Close
Tel: 01672 569300

Spring board
Kings Rise Children Centre
Lodge Road
SN15 3SY
Tel: 01249 657145
SWAN advocacy

Wiltshire and Swindon
Users network
Healthwatch Wiltshire

South Wilts Mencap
Wiltshire Centre for
independent Living

Useful documents

Useful websites

For more information about our services for people with learning disabilities, please go to the Wiltshire Council's easy read site for people with learning disabilities.

For information about the Wiltshire Learning Disability Partnership Board, please visit our easy ready website;

Find out more information about some of the key issues related to learning disabilities here
Find out more information about some of the key issues related to learning disabilities here

Contact Info updated 21st May 2018