DisAbility Connect

DisAbility Connect is a lottery community funded project in partnership with Disability Solutions West Midlands. DisAbility Connect is an innovative project offering Social Prescribing to those who have disabilities or long term/life limiting health conditions. Through individualised and person centred needs assessment, our aim is to support individuals to link and connect with opportunities within the community and to source positive health and social care outcomes, focusing on the goals of the client and what matters to them.

Our aims are to work with people who have a high level of self-assessed needs because of poor mental well-being, very low self-esteem, low self-efficacy, high levels of loneliness and social isolation, low emotional and personal resilience or people who are experiencing a poor quality of life, because they are struggling to access activities or services, which could support a good and fulfilling life. We also aim to support and enable people with disabilities or long-term health conditions to volunteer as Volunteer Community Champions with DisAbility Connect, whether this is through face to face casework with clients, or other aspects of volunteering such as admin, phone calls and other tasks.

 

Do you know someone with a disability/long-term health condition, who needs support to connect with local activities and services in the Stoke-On-Trent area?

Are they looking to engage with community opportunities, feel socially connected, build self- esteem and increase levels of well-being?

You can refer to DisAbility Connect – a creative social prescribing project that aims to link and connect people with services and community opportunities, focusing on:

  • Reducing social isolation and loneliness
  • Building self-esteem and confidence
  • Improving mental well-being
  • Building emotional and personal resilience
  • Enabling independence, empowerment and engagement
  • Building confidence in the local offer
  • Supporting a better quality of life

 

 

For more information or to make a referral please contact Rachael or Alice on: 01782 667323/email Rachael, DisAbility Connect Project Lead, at: rquarmby@disability-solutions.net