to providing information over the telephone WNDiS
also provides other services which include the following
(for more details please contact us on 01553 782558
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.