Disability charity moves to the town centre

A CHARITY which helps disabled people get the benefits they are entitled to is on the move. Nailsea Disability Initiative, which was set up in 2003 to give advice and help to disabled people, is moving from its current premises at Church House in Silver S

A CHARITY which helps disabled people get the benefits they are entitled to is on the move.Nailsea Disability Initiative, which was set up in 2003 to give advice and help to disabled people, is moving from its current premises at Church House in Silver Street to new offices at Crown Glass Place.The move has been made possible after the group received a £5,000 grant from The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales towards the running costs of the new office and information centre.Nailsea Disability Initiative chairman Chris Baker said: "This funding will make a significant difference to Nailsea Disability Initiative."It has long been our aim to operate from fully accessible, town centre premises and securing this money has been crucial in enabling us to make this move."The charity also runs a confidential information and advice service for local disabled and elderly people, their relatives and carers.Its fully trained volunteers help clients access information, give advice and provide assistance with letter writing, making phone calls and completing benefit applications. Since its launch in 2003 it has helped clients access £500,000 in previously unclaimed benefits. The group also champions the rights of disabled people in North Somerset and helps raise awareness of problems they face.The new centre will open in January next year.


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