Dial is working hard to help disabled people

John Burke, Community Development Manager at DIAL Doncaster.
John Burke, Community Development Manager at DIAL Doncaster.

DIAL Doncaster’s new mobile high dependency changing unit and accessible people carrier for self-drive are now available to hire. These were bought from funding via the “Aiming High Project” at DMBC.

DIAL Doncaster now produces a quarterly e-newsletter and you can subscribe free via our website www.dialdoncaster.co.uk. Our current Autumn 2011 newsletter is available to read on our website too and provides general news about DIAL and other disability issues. You can access in excess of 80 factsheets from DIAL’s website, covering all areas of disability, from Blue Badge Parking in Doncaster to managing your personal budget.

Located on the ground floor of the new Flying Scotsman Health Centre is a full “Changing Places” facility. This can be used by any disabled person who requires it, not just those visiting the centre. Access to the unit is via a key obtainable from the PALS reception nearby.

There have been changes to the Blue Badge parking scheme because of fraudulent use of the badges. The badge will have some improved security features and will be registered on a national database. The new application form is available from the Adult Contact team on 01302 737391 or can be downloaded via the DMBC website.

FInally, Blue Badge parking in the Civic Quarter car park will be available as soon as possible. DIAL took up the matter after it was reported that one of the ground floor Blue Badge bays was not available due to a payment meter being located directly in front of it. It is a temporary measure due to the type of meter supplied while changes were being made to the car park.