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Independent Living Hub

The Independent Living Hub is led by disabled people and which promotes and maintains self progression, independence and choice. Based on the Social Model of Disability, we recognise the need to challenge and break through the physical and attitudinal barriers which disabled people face on a daily basis. Independent Living Hub members work at their own pace to access education, training, leisure, voluntary and social opportunities and employment.

The Independent Living Hub is located at West Lodge, West Crescent, Darlington, the building is single storey with electric doors and 4 accessible toilets, including one with a hoist. There is a computer/administration room, an Internet café, a large kitchen with adjustable height work surfaces, a main activity/training room and a quiet study/meeting room. There is also a small meeting room, a chill out / relaxation room and a sensory garden. The Independent Living Hub is used as a base for people to progress in their personal development.