Advice and guidance for people with a disability.

Address: 34-36 New Green St, South Shields, NE33 5DL, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Telephone number: 0191 427 1666
Website: Blissability

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  1. Overview
  2. Support available
  3. Who can access the service
  4. How to access the service


Inclusive, user-led disability organisation offering activities and services to adults and young people living in South Tyneside. Calls are being made to all current clients on a regular basis to continue to support them.

Support available

  • Free IT sessions from your home with virtual / telephone support from a tutor and volunteer IT Mentors.
  • IT / Digital Skills training (including applying for Blue Badges, how to shop on-line, safe use of internet and social media, etc)
  • Self Care Course (health and wellbeing)
  • Social Prescribing Link Workers
  • Advocacy
  • Accessible weighing scales (for wheelchair users and people with poor mobility - can be weighed independently and without the use of a hoist)
  • Information Service
  • Inclusive Health Activities - for young people, facilitated at Chuter Ede CA on Saturday mornings.
  • Volunteer and Peer Mentor opportunities
  • Welfare calls continue to client

Care Act Advocacy

Care Act Advocates support people to understand their rights under the Care Act and to be fully involved in the:

  • local authority assessment
  • care review
  • care and support planning
  • safeguarding process

Advocates can provide support to the following people who have a substantial difficulty and decisions are being made about them or their care plan:

  • adults who have care and support needs
  • carers of an adult
  • carers of a young person moving to adult services

Advocates can help with:

  • a needs assessment
  • carers assessment
  • care and support plan preparation
  • care and support plan review
  • a safeguarding enquiry
  • a safeguarding adult review
  • an appeal against a local authority decision under Part 1 of the Care Act

Inclusive Health Activities Project

The Inclusive Health Activities Project is a Saturday club available to young people who have a learning disability and / or physical disability.

Who can access the service

Anyone looking for advice about a disability.

How to access the service

Contact 0191 427 1666 or email