Physical disability

A physical disability is defined as a physical impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on your ability to carry out day to day activities.

Help with everyday living - organisations that can help

Olympus Care Services

At Olympus Care Services, we offer a wide range of activities for a personalised day service specifically for people with physical disabilities. The person-centred approach is varied and stimulating, with each individual having a bespoke programme arranged according to their needs, abilities and desires.

Some activities aim to increase independence skills whilst others are pure fun. Depending on the activity and the degree of support needed, people are able to take part on their own, with an activity worker or as part of a group.

Our activities are as unique and diverse as the people taking part, and include leisure and educational opportunities such as:

  • cookery
  • hydrotherapy
  • relaxation
  • hobbies such as art, craft, music, pottery and drama
  • gym and exercise
  • socialising*
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • discussion groups
  • IT Suite
  • personalised support with form filling, liaising with agencies and health professionals
  • pamper sessions
  • hairdressing
  • chiropody
  • speech and language therapy
  • physiotherapy

*The last Thursday of every month, 6.30pm to 9pm, at Gladstone Road Resource Centre, there is a social evening with a different theme each month.

Our staff are friendly, caring, highly trained and committed to the customer’s needs. Our dedicated teams arrange activities, keep records and set programmes that allow time for people to meet together to enjoy relaxation, refreshments and a hot main meal. Staff are on hand at all times and take responsibility for meeting personal care and dietary needs.

For more information contact the service nearest to you:

​Gladstone Road Resource Centre
Gladstone Road

Telephone: 01604 725611

​Patrick Road Resource Centre
Patrick Road
Northants NN18 9NT

Telephone: 01604 361774

Request an assessment or review from adult social services

We can give you information, advice and guidance to help you remain independent. Where you may require additional help we can assess you to see if you have eligible needs or to review your current care package.

How to request an assessment or review

More information on help with everyday living is available in the Living at home section of this site.

Other local or national organisations

Specsavers offer a free home eye test to those who are not able to get to the opticians due to physical or mental disability.