Information and Resources for Disabled People

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Information and Resources for Disabled People  

Services for Disabled People

Ableize Disability Directory    
Resource directory of UK adult and children's disability services.  Includes advice and information, access, recreation and sports, plus the arts and education.  Also information on specific disabilities and updated news.

Action on Hearing Loss

Creating a world where hearing loss doesn't limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value their hearing enough to look after it.

Active Sports
Disability Sport is a fully inclusive element of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Sports Partnership. 

Changing Places Toilet

Thousands of people need Changing Places toilets to enable them to get out and about and enjoy the day-to-day activities many of us take for granted.  The council has a changing places toilet at Eastleigh House available during opening hours. The changing places toilets are designed for people who cannot use standard accessible toilets. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their carers, as well as people with disabilities such as motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy. Changing Places toilets are publicly accessible with enough space and the right equipment, including a height adjustable changing bench and a hoist.

For more information about Changing Places Toilets and the locations of other toilets please visit their website.

Cinema Exhibitors' Association

This card scheme entitles the holder to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. To apply, a person will need to meet one of the following criteria-
 
1)  Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance
2)  Be a registered blind person
 
Application forms may be collected from cinemas or printed off from the website
 
Disability Arts Online
Transforming and enriching arts and culture. Dao's vision is to achieve widespread appreciation for the richness and diversity of disability arts and culture.


Eastleigh and District Disability Forum

What can they do for you?

This group exists for all people with impairment and their carers, if appropriate.
Membership is £1. New members always welcome.
Meetings are held on the last Friday of every month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Wells Place Centre, Eastleigh Baptist Church, Wells Place and are open to all. The meetings deal with individual concerns as well as general issues of interest to people with an impairment. 
For more information telephone Community Development on 02380 688017.

e-mail  community.development@eastleigh.gov.uk  

Disabled Parking in Eastleigh

Information on Blue Badge parking and residents bays.

Eastleigh Disability Leisure Access Group (EDLAG). 

Information about sports clubs and services for people with impairments. For more information view their page EDLAG  under Sports and Recreation.

Eastleigh Town Centre Disability Access Map

This town centre access map has been produced to help you find your way around Eastleigh town centre. The map includes an accessible walking route from Eastleigh rail and bus stations to The Swan Centre. This route shows the easiest way to get across the town centre for people with a disability.

Equality and Human Rights Commission
Our job is to create a fairer Britain and a society without prejudice, to raise awareness of your rights and implement an effective legislative framework for the future.

Listening Books
Audio books for anyone who suffers from an illness or disability and finds it difficult or impossible to hold or read a book.  This service works through a postal lending library.

 One Community Information Support

What can they do for you?
 
This service is part of One Community.  The service is for people who find it difficult to access information easily i.e. the housebound (of any age), elderly people and people with impairments.
 
Telephone: 023 8090 2405  

The Eastleigh and District Disability Forum and One Community Information Support have produced a guide called `Getting Through The Maze`.   
 For a full copy or a copy in an alternative format contact One Community Information Support direct on  023 8090 2405 or ocis@1community.org.uk

Pavilion on the Park-  A community centre in Eastleigh with activities for everyone to take part in.

1 Kingfisher Rd, Eastleigh, Hants SO50 9LH. Telephone 02380 612710.

We have a range of cycles which are easy to ride, even if your balance, your use of your limbs, or your ability to learn new skills is challenged.  We run regular inclusive cycling sessions, Cycles 4 All, at Pavilion on the Park where we offer helpful support and encouragement to get riding.

Sensory 4 All - Activities for children, young people and adults with disabilities. Includes a multi-sensory room for all ages, Arty Crafty Club, Lunch Club, Table Tennis and Polybat Club, The Activity Buddy Scheme and Gateway Cards.

Radar Key

Access to toilets for disabled people. Keys are available from Eastleigh Borough Council, Eastleigh House, Upper Market Street, Eastleigh, SO50 9YN. Cost is £2.50 per key. More information about the Radar Key Scheme is available from the Disablity Rights UK website.