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Bliss=Ability

Advice and guidance for people with a disability.

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Overview of Bliss=Ability

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. 

Services

The offices are open with COVID safe measures in place.

  • Free IT sessions from your home with virtual/telephone support from a tutor and volunteer IT Mentors. Contact Angela Dunn on 0191 427 1666 or angela.dunn@blissability.co.uk
  • 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 clients

Staff are taking referrals and will organise telephone appointments and face-to-face meetings - following the social distance measures.

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.

For full details see Inclusive Health Activities Project.

Who is this service available to?

Anyone looking for advice about a disability.

Contact

  • Bliss=Ability
  • 34-36 New Green St
    South Shields
    NE33 5DL

  • 0191 427 1666

Phone: 0191 427 1666
Email: enquiries@blissability.co.uk
Website: Blissability
Facebook: Blissability facebook page

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