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Advice Team - Diverse Abilities

Diverse Abilities Advice Service provides support with the application of disability benefits for adults and children. They advise on which benefit is most appropriate and assist with completing the applications for that benefit.

Should the benefit application be unsuccessful, the Advice Team can submit a reconsideration and/or appeal and support families throughout the appeal process.

The Team can advise families on Lasting Power of Attorney and support you through the application process.

Notes
Appointments are by telephone; however, we do have an outreach office in Bournemouth for those people that cannot manage telephone calls - please enquire for further details.
 Telephone
0300 330 5514
 E-mail
elaine.ewing@diverseabilities.org.uk
 Website
https://diverseabilities.org.uk/.../advice
Contact Name
Elaine Ewing
Contact Position
Advice Service Manager
Area coverage

Times Available:
Weekdays 9am to 5pm
Further Opening Details:
Evening appointments are available by request
Availability:
All Year Round
Costs:
The service is not for profit, so fees are kept to a minimum to cover administration costs. Fees can be subsidised when supported by a referral from a professional, such as social services or a school parent liaison officer.
Booking Information:
Call 0300 330 5514, we are a small team and cannot answer the phone when in appointments, so please bear with us. Please leave your name and number and we will return your call as soon as we can. Alternatively, email elaine.ewing@diverseabilities.org.uk
Special Provisions:
Visual impairment
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Toileting Hygiene
Specific Learning Difficulty
Aspergers
ADHD
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Asthma
Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
Cerebral Palsy
Diabetes
Chromosome Deletion
Dyslexia
Downs Syndrome
Emotional needs
Eating and Drinking
Global Development Delay
Epilepsy
Hormone Deficiency
Hearing Impairment
Learning Difficulty
Speech, Language & Communication Needs
Physical Disability
Motor impairment
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Renal failure
Medical Condition, including Allergies
Septo-optic-dysplasia
Social Communication Difficulty
Severe dietary needs
Referral Criteria:
Self Referral
Languages Spoken:
English

SEN and Disabilities Service Description

Diverse Abilities Advice Service provides support with the application of disability benefits for adults and children. They advise on which benefit is most appropriate and assist with completing the applications for that benefit.

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Yes
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes