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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Accessible weighing scales (for wheelchair users and people with poor mobility - can be weighed independently and without the use of a hoist)
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 and support planning
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
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.