What we do
Information and advice – we provide general disability and carer advice on a vast range of subjects and topics. Volunteer and user led, this service is run by people with disabilities or caring experience..
Welfare benefits – specialist knowledge, skills and information about benefits including allowances, payments, credits, pensions, funds and budgets.
Appeals & tribunals – Unfortunately this service has now come to an end due to a lack of funding but if you still require help to complete an appeal or tribunal then we have some self-help packs which can either be downloaded from our website by clicking on the following link or by contacting us via email or telephone.
Service directory – a concise online directory to help you find various services across Nottinghamshire who can help, assist or support you or the person you care for.
Access guides – we have published a range of information guides which are free to download or alternatively we can send you one in the post.
Social care – this section is dedicated to social care, in particular, direct payments, personal budgets and support planning.
Health – information on local healthcare, GP’s, dentists, hospitals and personal health budgets.
Disability Nottinghamshire has been a ULO since its inception back in 1983 as DIAL Mansfield & District. A group of liked minded individuals came together to form a group as they felt there was a lack of independent and impartial advice for anyone with a disability to make informed decisions about their lives. These individuals all had personal experience of disability or had a disability themselves. This ethos remains at the heart of the organisation to this day.
ULO Guide – We have produced a concise, informative and easy to read guide for individuals and organisations to learn more about the types of things a user led organisation does.
Disability Independent Advisory Group (DIAG) – this is a countywide forum led by people with disabilities, who meet quarterly to discuss and act upon local topics, subjects or issues.
Become a member of Disability Nottinghamshire – receive regular updates from us, invites to events, opportunities to have your say and voting rights at our annual general meeting (AGM).
RADAR toilet keys are available to purchase for £4 from our office or £6 including postage and packing. Please bring or send us evidence of your disability such as a Blue Badge, alternatively we will require you to sign a declaration.
Using the skills, knowledge and personal experiences of users, volunteers, members and associates of Disability Nottinghamshire, we can carry out studies on a range of topics relating to disability, caring, services and issues. We can also provide various training programmes relating to disabilities, equalities, welfare benefits, social care to help individuals and organisations.