Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Advice Team - Diverse Abilities

Advice Team - Diverse Abilities logo

Diverse Abilities Advice Service provides support with the application of disability benefits for adults and children. They advise on which benefit is most appropriate and assist with completing the applications for that benefit.

Should the benefit application be unsuccessful, the Advice Team can submit a reconsideration and/or appeal and support families throughout the appeal process.

The Team can advise families on Lasting Power of Attorney and support you through the application process.

 

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Venue/Contact Details
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
Directions
See Journey Planner on the right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Facilities
  • Toilet Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Disabled Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Weekdays 9am to 5pm
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
Availability
  • All Year Round
Costs:
The service is not for profit, so fees are kept to a minimum to cover administration costs. Fees can be subsidised when supported by a referral from a professional, such as social services or a school parent liaison officer.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
Call 0300 330 5514, we are a small team and cannot answer the phone when in appointments, so please bear with us. Please leave your name and number and we will return your call as soon as we can. Alternatively, email elaine.ewing@diverseabilities.org.uk
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Global Development Delay
  • Severe Learning Difficulty
  • Motor Impairment
  • Asthma
  • Septo-optic-dysplasia
  • Hearing Impairment
  • ADHD
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Social Communication Difficulty
  • Chromosome Deletion
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Hormone Deficiency
  • Dyslexia
  • Specific Learning Difficulty
  • Visual impairment
  • Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Toileting Hygiene
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Aspergers
  • Renal failure
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Severe dietary needs
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Physical Disability
Special dietary provision
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Description:

Diverse Abilities Advice Service provides support with the application of disability benefits for adults and children. They advise on which benefit is most appropriate and assist with completing the applications for that benefit.

Policies
Are your staff DBS Approved?
Yes
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes