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Advice and guidance for people with a disability.
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Bliss=Ability are an information, advice, advocacy and support service and offer free training for people living or working in South Tyneside.
We provide a range of services including:
Free courses on Self-Care and Health and Well-being
Free I.T. Courses and Drop in Sessions
Supporting the IDEA forum (Independent Disability Access Forum)
An advocacy service with a dedicated advocate
Volunteer Wellbeing Mentors
A payroll service for direct payments and personal budgets
A Saturday club for children with additional needs and their families
A translation service; putting documents into more accessible formats
Providing information about local support groups, equipment and signposting for welfare and benefits rights and other disability issues
They can also guide you on:
Where local support groups are
How to contact them
Types of equipment
Where to access them
Who to contact to ensure you are receiving the right benefits
How to get support or respite as a carer of a family member