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Physical Disability Services

West Lothian Council provides a range of services for adults with disabilities aimed at promoting and maximising independence.

Physical Disability
Physical Disability
These include assessment and care management, day opportunities, respite and short breaks from caring, care at home, supported living and occupational therapy. The option of a direct payment allows individuals to arrange and self manage their own care and support. Some of these services are provided directly by the council, others are purchased from the voluntary and private sectors.

Services are provided for people with:

  • Physical disability
  • Sensory loss
  • Head injury
  • Long term conditions and chronic illness

Other services include access to outreach groups facilitated by the Ability Centre Support Service and equipment and adaptations via Occupational Therapy services.

People who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing, deafblind, blind or partially sighted can contact the Sensory Support Service for information, advice and access to specialist workers providing assessment, technical support, and equipment services.

Physical Disability Assessment Team

The Physical Disability Assessment Team provides an Assessment and Care Management Service to adults aged between 16 and 65 years with a physical disability.

The Team can arrange care in your own home and community support based on your assessment needs. The Team can also offer you the option of arranging and managing your own care and support through Direct Payments and Self Directed Support. If you provide a regular and substantial amount of care to someone with a disability you can also request a Carer's Assessment .

We work in partnership with health colleagues in the West Lothian Community Health and Care Partnership, housing and other colleagues in West Lothian Council, service users and carers and the independent sector with a view to providing an integrated service that is service user focused.

We can be contacted through the Adults Social Work Team at Livingston Social Work Centre (see contact details on this page) between 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.00pm on Fridays or by emailing