DIAL Southend was launched in September 2001 as a registered charity by a group of local disabled people. Most of our staff (unpaid), management, committee and volunteers have a disability or long term health condition. We are a unique organisation in that you can talk to advisers who themselves are disabled and truly understand the difficulties of living with a disability. When we first launched our services, we were expecting to deal with 100 to 200 clients in our first year of operation. In fact, we saw over 500 clients, young and old, proving to us just how much this service was needed. In 2015 we moved to our office in The Victoria Shopping Centre and continued with our helpline service. With our Shop Mobility service you can borrow wheelchairs, hire scooters or have them serviced or repaired. For personal visitors, we run a drop in service at two locations in the Southend area (by appointment). Please call us for further details. One major aspect of our work is helping our clients to be empowered, to be independent and take control of their own lives. We do this by helping them complete application forms  create CV’s, write letters as well as supporting them with issues such as debt, education, training and employment. DIAL Southend is the voice and ears of Southend’s disabled community.
01702 875815
“I’d like to introduce myself. My name is   Claire Alexander, I am DIAL Southend’s new Disability Services Manager. My role is to take DIAL forward into the future, helping all those with a disability or long term medical condition, their unpaid carers and wider family. Empowering them to become independent, make their own choices and take control of their own lives. Firstly, I have to say a big thank you to Ron Alexander who was leading the organisation for many years but due to personal and health issues is now taking a back seat. He will still be helping us to find funding and sponsorship alongside a team of volunteers who form our Event and Fund-raising team. There are many challenges for disabled people to address such as housing, employment, debt, benefits and support services. There have been many benefit and support service changes recently and still more to come, not only at national level but at local level too. My task is to help you deal with all these challenges”. Claire Alexander Disability Services Manager
Southend
Registered Charity No. 1093530

Registered Charity No. 1093530

I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Claire Alexander, I am DIAL Southend’s new Disability Services Manager. My role is to take DIAL forward into the future, helping all those with a disability or long term medical condition, their unpaid carers and wider family. Empowering them to become independent, make their own choices and take control of their own lives Firstly, I have to say a big thank you to Ron Alexander who was leading the organisation for many years but due to personal and health issues is now taking a back seat. He will still be helping us to find funding and sponsorship alongside a team of volunteers who form our Event and Fund-raising team. There are many challenges for disabled people to address such as housing, employment, debt, benefits and support services. There have been many benefit and support service changes recently with still more to come, not only at national level but at local level too. My task is to help you to deal with these challenges. Claire Alexander Disability Services Manager

Southend

01702 875815
DIAL Southend was launched in September 2001 as a registered charity by a group of local disabled people. Most of our staff (unpaid), our management, committee and volunteers have a disability or long term health condition. We are a unique organisation in that you can talk to advisers who themselves are disabled and truly understand the difficulties of living with a disability. When we first launched our services, we were expecting to deal with 100 to 200 clients in our first year of operation. In fact, we saw over 500 clients, young and old, proving to us just how much this service was needed. In 2015 we moved to our new office in The Victoria Shopping Centre and continued our helpline service. With our Shop Mobility service you can borrow wheelchairs, hire scooters or have them serviced or repaired. For personal visitors, we run a drop in service at two locations in the Southend area (by appointment). Please call us for further details. One major aspect of our work is helping our clients to be empowered, to be independent and take control of their own lives. We do this by helping them complete application forms  create CV’s, write letters as well as supporting them with issues such as debt, education, training and employment. DIAL Southend is the voice and ears of Southend’s disabled community.
Registered Charity No. 1093530
DIAL Southend was launched in September 2001 as a registered charity by a group of local disabled people. Most of our staff (unpaid), management, committee and volunteers have a disability or long term health condition. We are a unique organisation in that you can talk to advisers who themselves are disabled and truly understand the difficulties of living with a disability. When we first launched our services, we were expecting to deal with 100 to 200 clients in our first year of operation. In fact, we saw over 500 clients, young and old, proving to us just how much this service was needed. In 2015 we moved to our office in The Victoria Shopping Centre and continued with our helpline service. With our Shop Mobility service you can borrow wheelchairs, hire scooters or have them serviced or repaired. For personal visitors, we run a drop in service at two locations in the Southend area (by appointment). Please call us for further details. One major aspect of our work is helping our clients to be empowered, to be independent and take control of their own lives. We do this by helping them complete application forms  create CV’s, write letters as well as supporting them with issues such as debt, education, training and employment. DIAL Southend is the voice and ears of Southend’s disabled community. I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Claire Alexander, I am DIAL Southend’s new Disability Services Manager. My role is to take DIAL forward into the future, helping all those with a disability or long term medical condition, their unpaid carers and wider family. Empowering them to become independent, make their own choices and take control of their own lives. Firstly, I have to say a big thank you to Ron Alexander who was leading the organisation for many years but due to personal and health issues is now taking a back seat. He will still be helping us to find funding and sponsorship alongside a team of volunteers who form our Event and Fund-raising team. There are many challenges for disabled people to address such as housing, employment, debt, benefits and support services. There have been many benefit and support service changes recently and still more to come, not only at national level but at local level too. My task is to help you deal with all these challenges. Claire Alexander Disability Services Manager
01702 875815
Southend