Other useful resources

A Voice

A Voice is a free, independent and confidential advocacy service for victims of crime or anti-social behaviour run by the Care Forum.

https://www.thecareforum.org/advocacy/avoice/

 

Accessible community facilities

The organisation Access for All undertakes access reviews for South Somerset District Council.

 http://www.accessforall.solutions/

 

Action for Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss is the UK's national charity helping people who are confronting life-changing deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.

http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

 

Disability Law Service

The Disability Law Service provides advice and information in a number of areas of law including:

Community Care, Disability Discrimination, Employment, Goods and Services

The DLS also provide a range of factsheets Welfare Benefit including that give advice regarding particular benefits.

 

Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK work to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

 

End the Awkward campaign

Not enough people know or interact with disabled people. Because of that they often don't know what to do. They panic, or worse, just avoid situations for fear of doing the wrong thing.

 

Participating in sport

Somerset Activity & Sports Partnership

http://www.sasp.co.uk/disability-sport 

 

RNIB

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) are there for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether losing your sight or  blind or partially sighted, their practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

http://www.rnib.org.uk/

 

Sense

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

https://www.sense.org.uk/

 

Somerset Sight

Somerset Sight aim is to provide services, training and leisure activities that will help maintain independence and improve the quality of life of anyone who is affected by sight loss

 

Yeovil Shopmobility

Yeovil Shopmobility  is a scheme providing powered scooters, as well as powered and manual wheelchairs to enable people with limited mobility to shop and use other pleasure/leisure facilities in Yeovil. Yeovil Shopmobility also have transportable equipment which will fit into the boot of a car for longer term hire.