Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
The West Of England Centre For Inclusive Living
Description

WECIL (The West of England Centre for Inclusive Living) is a charity run by and for disabled people, which supports over 4,000 people in Bristol & the surrounding areas every year.
WECIL provides a wide range of services which support disabled people in different areas of their lives, including:
• Benefits advice and information
• Advocacy for care-assessments
• Support to receive direct payments, enabling disabled people to take control over their funding/income
• A payroll service for direct payment recipients and anyone who employs a personal assistant to work for them
• Peer-to-peer social networking
• Services for young people and families, including regular youth groups around Bristol and Listening Partnership, a youth project which provides consultation with the Local Authority and the opportunity for young Disabled People to meet and develop skills.
• Disabled Peoples’ Helpline (see below)
• Employment support for individuals, including advice on reasonable adjustments, Access to Work, and adaptive equipment (UK-wide)
• Employment consultancy and training for businesses (UK-wide)

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
Alternative names
WECIL
This organisation provides support around
Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working Support Around the Home / Home Help
This organisation provides support for
Children & Young People Disabled People Wheelchair Users Learning Difficulties Hearing Impaired Visually Impaired Professionals / Practitioners Mental Health Issues
Regions
South Gloucestershire Bristol Bath and North East Somerset North Somerset
Areas Served (Further Details)
Direct Payments Services available to residents in Gloucestershire
Is there a cost for these services?
Yes
How can people access this service?
Website
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
Link House
Address 2
Unit E
Address 3
Britton Gardens
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS15 1TF

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone
Textphone

Services

Helpline

Helpline service?

Helpline Details

Name
Disabled People's Helpline
Description

WECIL's Disabled People's Helpline is an information and advice service for disabled people living in Bristol, parents of disabled children and for carers. The helpline provides information and advice on any issue relating to disability. We can also provide information about disability issues to employers, service providers or other organisations.

Telephone number
Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
Yes

Accessibility

General Accessibility

Services that increase accessibility

All our services are fully accessibility to all part of the community.

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
0.2 mi
Bus numbers?
7
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
outside
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
4
Disabled parking telephone
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are external doors non sprung?
On external doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?

Internal Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic internal doors?
On internal doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Are there visual alarm systems at the premises?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Do visitors have access to a telephone?
If so, does it have wheelchair access?
If so, does it have an induction loop?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area)

Toilet area and drinking water.

Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?

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