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Ricability

Address:
30 Angel Gate, City Road, London, EC1V 2PT
Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
020 7427 2460 Textphone is: 020 7427 2469
Fax:
020 7427 2468
Sector:
Voluntary

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You may be having difficulty carrying out daily tasks and activities, such as, getting on and off the toilet, getting out of bed or you are having difficulties because of your illness such as not being able to turn in bed or get to the toilet. If these things are a problem, you may find that with specialist advice, equipment or having changes made to your home (adaptations), you will be able to manage these things more easily and be more independent.
There are many opticians in the local area who can provide eyesight tests and also aids and help for those who are either partially sighted or have lost their sight completely.
If there is a problem with either a persons physical or mental health this can affect their day to day lives and may mean that they are entitled to benefits as a result and further medical support.
Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is "...an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.