WNDiS

West Norfolk Disability information Service

 

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WNDiS Projects

 

In addition to providing information over the telephone WNDiS also provides other services which include the following  (for more details please contact us on 01553 782558 or jt@wndis.org.uk ):

 

Access Audits

 

In order to improve access to buildings WNDiS carries out Access Audits. There is a charge for this service with a reduction for non profit making groups. A report is written which includes drawings and specifications from the Centre for Accessible Environments and a list of possible sources of funding where appropriate.

 

 

Awareness & Equality Training

 

Both forms of training follow the Social Model of Disability. The training is delivered to a variety of groups and organisations, e.g. schools, business and voluntary and statutory bodies. Training is also given with other groups such as West Norfolk Deaf Association. Again there is a charge for this service.

 

 

Outreach

 

WNDiS is involved in a variety of outreach projects throughout West Norfolk. This includes visiting both groups and individuals in their own homes. It has proved to be invaluable to the people concerned as the support is given in a relaxed and safe environment. Advice given is varied and can range from sign posting to other organisations to support at meetings, work or school. General benefits advice is available. More detailed help is provided by referring to specialist organisations such as Disability Rights Norfolk (DRN 01508 491570.

 

People attending group visits are given the opportunity to express any problems which can then be dealt with by WNDiS. It also gives WNDiS the opportunity to pass on any relevant information from one group to another. This is a good source of networking. Groups we visit include: Clinics, social clubs and support groups.

 

Campaigning

 

As well as giving out advice and training we are also involved in campaigning both on local and national issues. We have worked along side Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People (NCODP) and the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) following through cases to do with the Disability Discrimination Act (discrimination at work, access to goods and premises) and campaigning against care charges and other issues that affect our daily lives.

 

 

Meetings

 

In addition to the above we attend a variety of meetings giving talks about our work, consultation and passing on information. This is a good source of networking.

 

 

 

 

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