Meet Warrington Disability Partnership’s display room team
IN THE run up to this year’s Disability Awareness Day we will be taking a look at a few of the services that our charity of the year Warrington Disability Partnership provides to the town.
WDP s display room, which is at the charity s Centre for Independent Living base on Beaufort Street in Sankey Bridges, provides everything from wheelchairs to mobility scooters, beds to ramps and bathroom aids to high-backed chairs.
Showroom planner Tommy Hammond has belonged of the team for 14 years.
He said: You give the clients the best info and they walk away pleased if they disappear delighted then I’m pleased and I wear t believe there’s lots of tasks where you can get that satisfaction.
No one enquiry is the very same so you’re always dealing with various types of individuals with different ages and impairments.
It makes an enormous difference and when people come in they might not have a hint what they need we give them that peace of mind that they can come and talk with someone.
Somebody concerned obtain a wheelchair the other day who hadn’t been able to go out for 6 weeks and they disappeared with a big smile on their face it’s so gratifying.
The showroom s services are not simply for practical functions they also offer trips to Lymm, Walton Gardens and Norton Priory on their accessible narrowboat as well as have actually accessible caravans based in 2 locations in North Wales.
Avis Edwards is a display room support employee who became a part of the team after being a client.
She stated: I honestly don t understand where individuals would go without us a great deal of people state they would’ve been lost without us.
I had problems with my movement and I didn’t understand about this location however it opened my eyes and when I got that aid I wished to provide something back because they’d given something to me.
The simplest of things can make such a big distinction and give individuals their self-respect back.
A lot of people here don’t realize exactly what we’ve got to assist it’s really tough when individuals discover themselves where they feel in a vulnerable position when they come here they understand they can do things.
It’s terrific when you know that you’ve assisted somebody and if we don t know the answer to a question we’ll find someone who does.
You see individuals being available in distressed and they don t know where to go or what to do and it’s terrible when you’re on the phone to somebody who’s really upset however its excellent when you can provide them something favorable at the end of it.