One Voice Disability Services
The local umbrella disability resource organisation working to improve public awareness of the needs and views of people with physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments and campaigning to improve the services available.
Room B22, Ground Floor, St Leonards House,
St Leonards Gate, Lancaster LA1 1NN
Tel: Information 01524 34411
Tel: General 01524 382764
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Access Guide Online
is an easily searchable guide to the access facilities of local businesses, hostelries and services, compiled by One Voice members.
Online Guide Mobilesite www.accessguide.mobi
Disability Online & Local Drop-In Advice Sessions
Tel: 03333 448820
Local advice and info service for disabled and LGBT disabled people based in Lancaster and Morecambe. Weekly drop-in advice sessions at Lancaster Library, fortnightly at Morecambe Library and Carnforth Fire Station.
See website for drop in dates / booking info.
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North Lancashire Down’s Syndrome Family and Carers’ Group Appletree Children's Centre, Milking Stile Lane (off Willow Lane) Lancaster LA1 5QB. Tel: 01524 64132
A group for families and carers of people with Down's Syndrome. Meetings are at the centre and are on the first Saturday in the month from 10am - 12 noon
For further information please contact Appletree Children's Centre on 01524 64132, or tel: 01524 847050.
Our aim is to provide support for people (especially children) with DS and their families in North Lancashire. Our meetings are informal and a place to meet other families. We have also had visits from therapists and portage teachers and we have social events - a games and dance evening, a summer garden party, ten pin bowling, a Christmas party etc. We have an e-newsletter and updates on local and national disability events and issues. We are affiliated to the national Down’s Syndrome Association.
Council Home Improvement & Handyperson Services
The city council’s home improvement team offers free home visits to give advice on all aspects of people’s property, including maintenance, repairs, energy efficiency and home safety, as well as dealing with builders and getting estimates.
The team can offer advice on welfare benefits and raising finance to carry out essential work, as well as advice on moving home.
A Handyperson service is available to carry out basic plumbing and other small jobs around the home, such as fitting grab rails and handrails, fixing door bells and locks, and fitting smoke alarms.
Help is also available from the city council for adapting the home for disabled residents.
To find out more about the services provided, call 01524 582257 or visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/homeimprovement.
Children's Integration Group
Supporting families of children with educational, behavioural and physical
special needs. Speciality: assisted support during school holiday periods,
accessing activities and organising outings.
Contact: secretary Ian Birkill, 29, Longlands Avenue, Heysham, Lancs.
Tel: 01524 859725
& Morecambe Lions Club Bottle Scheme
The special bottle is kept in the fridge of a person who is alone or
vulnerable and contains vital information about illness, allergies,
medication, doctor, next of kin, pet info and any other information
that might be useful to someone called to the house in an emergency.
All emergency and relevant services locally know to look for it. Collectable
from your chemist or health centre.
Lancaster and Morecambe Neuro Drop In
Offers great support to residents of Lancaster and Morecambe who have Neurological conditions like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons, ME, Stroke, Epilepsy, Motor Neurone, Migraines. etc.
Planning a Centre but currently meets at Skerton Community Centre in Lancaster once a month. At other times they are available and can come and visit you or speak with on the phone or via email.
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St Barnabas Housebound Group
Contact Josephine Lean
Tel 01524 832485
We run a group for elderly housebound. Transport from Morecambe is provided by dial-a-bus financed by The Rainbow Centre, which also provides meals.
PUKAR- Preston-based disability resource service for ethnic minority
people of all ages and disabilities and their carers.
Shopmobility Tel: 01524 382764
Wheelchairs and electric pavement scooters for hire, very easy rates. See charges / membership. Lancaster: Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am – 4pm from
Room B22, (Ground Floor), St Leonards House,
St Leonardsgate, Lancaster, LA1 1NN. Morecambe: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm from
The Winter Gardens, 213 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, LA4 4BU.
In order to hire a scooter or a wheelchair you must become a member of the scheme (see website for details).
Members must be aged 17+.
95A Euston Road,
Morecambe, LA4 5JY
Tel: 01524 411613
Our showroom in Morecambe is full of mobility aids from walking aids to bath lifts. Our aim is to help make your life that little bit easier by providing high quality and affordable mobility equipment.
Fox & Medcalfe 36 King Street,
Tel: 01524 32933
Dispensing chemist in city centre has some aids for sale / hire.
Mobility Linx Ltd
83 Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA4 4ER
Tel: 01524 832413
With a full selection of 4mph “car boot” style to 8mph scooters in stock, we know we will have something to fit your needs and your pocket.
We also stock electric and manual wheelchairs, walking aids, bathlifters, electric beds and electric rise and recline armchairs as well as lots of good ideas to help you with daily jobs around the house!
If you are interested in anything from access ramps to a stairlift we will be happy to complete a free survey and assessment to provide you with a quote and answer any questions you may have.
All your servicing needs will be taken care of by our in-house service and repairs department who are committed to keeping you mobile and independent!
Cherestanc Square (facing Booths),
Park Hill Road,
PR3 1EF . Tel: 0800 567 7222