PEOPLE with a disability and their carers need information, advice and support to help them live to their full potential.
But many services are becoming more difficult to access.
The Scottish charity, Your Choice is launching a new website this week (Tuesday, December 3) in a bid to help.
The launch co-incides with the United Nations’ International Day for Disabled People.
Free of charge, Your Choice will provide disabled people, their carers and families with:
• Information about all possible sources of help
• Advice and ongoing support by phone and in person
• Help with assessing needs
• Signposting to therapists (physiotherapists, cognitive behaviour therapists, speech and language) and to self-management courses and material
• Signposting to help at home
• Help with choosing a suitable care or nursing home
“Our staff all have long-standing personal and professional experience of living with a severe disability, detailed knowledge of the wide range of support available, and of barriers to accessing this,” said Dr John Womersley, an advisor to Your Choice.
“The website will suggest ways that individuals can increase their independence and fulfill their potential.
“We have worked hard to reach this position and we feel we can help, via the new website, in a positive and appropriate manner.”
A telephone Information Service is available Monday – Friday 9.15 am – 5 pm.
An answer machine service is available outwith these times and people can also make appointments to visit the charity’s Glasgow office, either by phone: 0141 945 5036 or email: email@example.com
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