Disability Advice & Information in Peterborough

Disability Peterborough – Formerly DIAL Peterborough

Disability Peterborough is your local centre for free confidential and impartial information and advice, for physically disabled people, their carers and families. The purpose of Disability Peterborough is to provide a range of services that assist people with physical disabilities to achieve their potential and have maximum choice and control over their lives.  The information and help we provide can enable anyone, living in Peterborough, with a disability gain the freedom and support they are entitled to. We hold a Legal Services Quality Mark for disability case work.

Disability Peterborough has four core functions:

  1. Support disabled people to access their rights
  2. Identify local needs & issues of disabled people
  3. Enable the views of disabled people to be represented effectively at policy, strategic planning and service delivery levels of our statutory partners
  4. Ensure disability issues are kept high on local providers agendas

The services we offer include:

  • Independent disability advice
  • Understand your disability rights
  • Disability Forum
  • Consultation, involvement and inclusion
  • Regular newsletters and radio shows
  • Wheelchair and scooter services
  • Accessible sport and leisure services
  • Disability Discrimination advice
  • Welfare Benefits services
  • Advocacy and Care Plan advice
  • Health, Wellbeing and Social Care advice
  • Aids, adaptations and access information
  • Assisted Technology and equipment advice
  • Financial and legal guidance
  • Employment advice and support
  • Practical guidance workshops
  • Education and employment links
  • Influencing policy, practice and services

In doing this, we will:

  • Increase the self-determination, independence and choice of people with disabilities
  • Assist disabled people to access their rights
  • Ensure that the voice of people with disabilities is heard
  • Challenge discriminatory practice
  •  Directly involve disabled people in the planning and monitoring of services
  • Ensure disabled people are involved in city wide policy and service planning
  •  Deliver quality services that respond to changing need