Reach Out Nottinghamshire – LAUNCHED

Reach Out Nottinghamshire - Team Photo - Gary, Julie and Simon

Disability Nottinghamshire has been successful in securing funding for the next three years from the National Lottery Reaching Communities programme.

Our new project will be called Reach Out Nottinghamshire or R.O.N for short. This exciting new project will provide a much needed service to individuals in Nottinghamshire, especially those in remote, rural or isolated areas of the County. The service is for disabled people and their carers who we recognise cannot always attend our Mansfield office. We can offer advice and assistance on many subjects in relation to disability, these include welfare benefits advice such as assisting in form filling and an appeals service. By working with our community partners the R.O.N project has already successfully established community advice points in places such as Rainworth, Ollerton, Ladybrook and Portland College.

The team are currently looking for suitable venues in the Ashfield, Bassetlaw and Newark areas. If you feel there is a need for this type of service at your community centre/space and would like to offer it to people then please contact us to discuss further.

We will also be offering self help welfare benefits training to disabled people within the R.O.N area as part of the project to increase awareness, knowledge and understanding. This training will help people within Nottinghamshire to champion this service locally where they live and give advice to residents. If you like the idea of helping people locally then please contact us to talk further. You do not need to worry about experience as full training and support will be given to anyone interested by our friendly team.

For more information about the project please contact any of the following:

3 Responses to “Reach Out Nottinghamshire – LAUNCHED”

  1. Jill Musson

    Hi Sounds a great and much needed idea, if we can help or provide a base, especially for children with disability please get in touch with us. We cover Newark and Sherwood and have an office on Edward ave Newark with parking if we could be of use.
    Jill Musson
    Coordinator

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  2. Susan Bailey

    Hello, I wondered if you could give me a ring on Mansfield 407801? I am the manager of the YMCA Hostel for young people. We have lots of problems with benefits, santioned claims, etc. I would like to speak to someone regarding drop in sessions, etc. and also we hold a work programme in Sutton in Ashfield (AVA offices), the attendees have multiple problems with benefits, etc. Many are long term unemployed and have long term illnesses.

    Kind regards

    Mrs Susan Bailey
    IHM and TSO
    Mansfield YMCA

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  3. Paul Stafford

    Hi,Questions please.
    1. Will you be offering home visits?
    2. Will you be able to represent at tribunals?
    3. How will the public maske appointments for the sessions?
    4. Where and at what time are your outreach sessions?
    Many thanks and good luck.

    Paul.

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