ABOUT THE GROUP

Who are Positively Disabled N E Lincs?

The Positively Disabled N E Lincs group are a group of volunteers who live in North East Lincolnshire, which some of whom have disabilities themselves, who formed this organisation, by giving a voice to those with the many types of Disabilities, on the local services within North East Lincolnshire, which are accessible or should be accessible on a day to day basis. The group is assisted by other  local agencies and organisations, who in turn, challenge other agencies, organisations and business accessible by disabled people. Which includes Equal Rights and Opportunities for all disabled people. 

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What does the group do?

The group’s responsibilities, when possible, are to go out into their communities, engaging with all relevant NHS Professionals including carers, support workers and social workers and with those people that has their variants of Disabilities including:

  • the people with Mental Health,

  • Physical Difficulties,

  • Learning Difficulties,

  • Sight and Hearing Difficulties. 

  • And by assisting them to access appropriate services, if it is needed to be put into place.

 

The group discusses any relevant problems and issues in strictest confidence, and involving the appropriate NHS Professionals and those on the Disability Spectrum onto the Positively Disabled Forum group. Thus, receiving the feedback from both parties as to what those with specific Disabilities issues require, and what they would like to see happen for the future for the better, including supporting them, giving them hope, positivity and constructive steps forwards around the governments requirements around meeting the needs of all those on the Disability Act 2010.

Focal Point

The group are also a focal point for those who can't speak out for themselves, as well as to raise awareness of disability access issues, which affect the daily lives of those on the disability spectrum. In addition, by helping them in any way we can.

Disabled people, their carers and other organisations can bring any issue that relates to access problems. Those issues are then discussed at these forum meetings (when available), challenged and then relayed to those relevant agencies or organisations and either gets actioned either, on the day of the meeting or before the next meeting, which will be further discussed.

Signposting

The group also signposts to relevant organisations, such as, health and well-being, education, employment agencies, benefits, transport, housing, safeguarding, adult social care, activity groups and so on.

Advocacy

We provide advocacy support in so many different forms. We offer telephone advice, meeting and assisting with one-to-one support, research into relevant advice and support, and helping out with filling out application forms to name but a few.

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MEET THE TEAM
Phillip Dumbrell
Phillip Dumbrell

Chairman Phillip is the Chairperson of the group and he has many years experience in leading a team. ​ He has been chair for North East Lincolnshire Disability Access (NELDA) and Peers Connections Group for Learning Disabilities. He is experienced in administration with Community Voice and East Marsh Involved and has many qualifications,

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Ronald Bull
Ronald Bull

Vice Chairman Having one form of Learning Disability (Dyslexia), has helped him by gaining a greater knowledge and understanding of what the role entails. ​ Also, by going out and about into the communities, asking questions about the services that are accessed on a daily basis, and found it a struggle for those who suffer with Learning Difficulties and Autism. Now a fundraising officer for the Red Heart

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Robert Dumbrell
Robert Dumbrell

Member

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Phillip Dumbrell
Phillip Dumbrell

Chairman Phillip is the Chairperson of the group and he has many years experience in leading a team. ​ He has been chair for North East Lincolnshire Disability Access (NELDA) and Peers Connections Group for Learning Disabilities. He is experienced in administration with Community Voice and East Marsh Involved and has many qualifications,

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