The Nailsea Disability Initiative

The Nailsea Disability Initiative

Charity information

The Nailsea Disability Initiative

The NDI is an information service for elderly and disabled people across North Somerset especially applications for disability benefits, and to give help with disability issues from trained advisors.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    The NDI was set up in 2003 to offer a specialised information service especially to help vulnerable elderly and disabled people who have difficulty accessing the disability benefits they are entitled to because of the complicated application process. NDI advisors help with application forms, advocacy and appeals to help ensure that disabled people can live fulfilling lives with all the information and funding available to them.
    Trained volunteers are available by telephone or at the drop-in centre to help with disability issues, especially applications for state benefits, for all elderly and disabled people across North Somerset. Help is given with advocacy for benefit applications and appeals, and information about all aspects of disability care is available from mobility problems to health education.
    All staff are volunteers and many are disabled themselves with experience of the problems our clients face. The NDI aims to raise the profile of disability issues nationally and in the local community by helping individuals know their rights and by providing information and educational talks to businesses and schools about disability problems and responsibilities especially access and discrimination.

  • Aims

    The Nailsea Disability Initiative aims to:

    • That all elderly and disabled people in North Somerset are receiving the financial help they are entitled to so that they can live independent and fulfilling lives as valued members of the community
  • Overview

    Established: October 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1106489

    Board members: 9

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 01275 812183

    Address: 10 Crown Glass Place Nailsea North Somerset BS48 1RD

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