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Disability Croydon

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Telephone Information Service on disability-related issues.

Membership Scheme/Bi Monthly Bulletin.

Advocacy Service for disabled Croydon Residents

Alternative Format service – Large Print, tape, disk or Braille.

‘Have Your Say’ consultation project

Disability Equality Training and access consultancy

Training in assistive computer technology

They also manage a Personal Assistant(PA) network.

 

Address:
5th Floor, Park House, 22 Park Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 1YE
Job title:
Head Office
Telephone:
020 8688 3622
Opening times:
10:00am - 2:00pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Train/tube:
East Croydon
Parking:
Various multi-storeys in central Croydon.
Sector:
Voluntary

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Subject Definitions

Advocacy services offer support to vulnerable people, people with physical/learning disabilities and/or sensory impairments. These services will support people to: ¦Speak out for themselves ¦Make sure their rights are respected ¦Express what they want ¦Represent their interests ¦Help them get the services they need Their underpinning principles are to promote social inclusion, equality and social justice
If there is a problem with either a persons physical or mental health this can affect their day to day lives and may mean that they are entitled to benefits as a result and further medical support.
Advice for people with housing enquiries.For example,if they are moving property,are waiting to be allocated a local authority property or feel that they are living in sub-standard accomodation.
A Learning Disability is the disorder that affects the brain's ability to receive and process information. This disorder can make it problematic for a person to learn as quickly or in the same way as someone who isn't affected by a learning disability.
Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is "...an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.