Allerdale Disability Association
Allerdale Disability Association is a user-led organisation providing a range of quality services to people with disabilities across Allerdale and the West Coast. We exist to support local disabled people, their families and carers, and as a not-for-profit charity all our funds are spent on supporting people in our community.
We are an independent charity delivering all our services free of charge, and without the continued support of local people and funders we wouldn’t be able to provide the services we do. Thank-you.
Monday to Friday this highly valued service provides information on issues from blue badges to benefits for disabled people, their families and carers throughout Allerdale and the West Coast.
Our trained volunteers provide free practical support and advice, and with welfare rights we can assist you with completing benefits application forms and support your case through medicals up to appeal and tribunal level.
For help with welfare benefits we use an appointments system to ensure you get the time needed to complete forms in a confidential setting.
Drop in Centre
On Mondays and Wednesdays the centre offers a warm and welcoming environment where people with a physical disability can come together and feel less socially isolated and excluded. You can have a coffee and a chat, with volunteers on hand to make introductions and encourage the widening of social circles. Here you can make new and lasting friendships.
A team of volunteers produce a weekly recording of the local Times & Star newspaper for people with a visual impairment, enabling them to independently keep up to date with local stories. We also send copies to residential homes, nursing homes and day centers, in this way older people as well as our individual clients are able to keep in touch with what is happening in their community and still feel a part of it.
If you would like to start receiving the Talking Newspaper please get in touch.