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What Words Mean

On this page you will find a list of words and what they mean.

Advocacy

Someone who can help you tell people what you want and don't want.

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Assessment

This looks at what you can do and what you would like to do and what support you will need to do these things.

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Care Coordinator

Someone who will work with you to find out what help you need.

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Care Plan

This tells people working with you about yourself, what you like and don't like to do.

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Chemist (Pharmacist)

Someone who gives medicine to people when a Doctor says they need it and they tell people how to use the medicine in the correct way.

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Chiropodist (Foot Doctor)

This is someone who can cut toenails, remove corns and deal with any pain you may have in your feet.

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Day Opportunities

Activities which take place at different locations in Darlington such as Lakeside Lodge or The Links.

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Direct Payments

This is money people are given so they can decide on their own what services they would like to buy.

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Obesity (Being Overweight)

Obesity is when there is a lot of fat in your body, which happens when someone eats a lot of food and doesn't do  a lot of exercise. Being overweight can be bad for your health.

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Optician

Someone you would visit to get your eyes tested and glasses fitted. They can look at your eyes through a special machine and can tell if there is anything wrong with your eyesight.

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Person Centred Plan

This is a plan of what you would like to do in your life and how you will work towards this with the support you need from friends, family and carers.

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Person Centred Review

Someone will talk with you to see if you are happy with the support you receive or if you need more or less services.

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Referral

This is when someone contacts the Learning Disability Service to let them know that someone needs help.

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Respite Care

This is when someone stays somewhere else for a few nights to give the person looking after them a break.

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Statement of Need

This tells people who work with you what help you may need.

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