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DISC has provided services which support people with learning and physical disabilities and their families since 1994. DISC is a Positive about Disabilities Organisation and we currently provide a range of services for people with learning disabilities
Our services not only offer respite for families but help build confidence, esteem, provide social opportunities and encourage community integration.
We deliver a range of advocacy services, which support people to voice their opinions, enforce their rights and beliefs and empowers them to stand up for themselves. We also deliver New Deal for Disabilities Programme, which offers employment support to people who are claiming a health related benefit.
Often people with a learning disability can feel as though they are restricted by their disability or unable to fully participate in society. Our befriending schemes provide people with disabilities with the opportunity to meet new people and expand their horizons, engaging with volunteers and participating in numerous activities.
The range of services we provide include:-
- Day services which provide structured activities and the opportunities to develop independent living skills
- The opportunities for people to gain qualifications - accredited by OCN
- Job Carving which provides part time employment opportunities
- Befriending Service, which links volunteers with our service users to provide friendship based support.
- Out-of-hours service, including group social activities.
Of all families in the UK who care for disabled children, 30 per cent either are or have been living in poverty. A fifth of families with disabled children are also reported to be living in cold, damp housing in poor repair.