Darlington Association on Disability Logo showing the letters D.A.D. breaking through a wallDarlington Association
on Disability
Centre for Independent Living


Information Service

The Information Service is an important part of the Equal Access to Information and Advice Project, which aims to ensure that disabled people have equality of access to high quality information and advice.

Information and advice

The Information Service provides comprehensive and up to date disability information and advice on options largely to disabled people. However, the service is also open to enquiries from carers, members of the public, students and practitioners.

Information is free and confidential on various topics, including:

• Access
• Aids and adaptations
• Community care and independent living
• Mobility
• Accessible holidays
• Discrimination and your rights

General information on these topics and more can be found in our on-line Information Guide

We can also:

• Provide information in a wide range of formats.
• Signpost to other local, regional and national services.
• Provide assistance to contact other organisations, fill in forms and apply for charitable funding.
• Come and present to your group or organisation.

Fact Sheets

The information service produces a wide range of fact sheets with useful information for disabled people. These are:

Fact Sheet 1: Blue Badge Scheme
Fact Sheet 2: Wheelchairs
Fact Sheet 3: Holidays
Fact Sheet 4: Money Matters
Fact Sheet 5: Equipment General
Fact Sheet 6: Buying Equipment
Fact Sheet 7: Adaptations
Fact Sheet 8: Transport
Fact Sheet 9: Getting a car to transport a wheelchair
Fact Sheet 10: Welfare Rights

The Fact Sheets are available by contacting the Information Service.


We welcome enquiries by telephone, e-mail, fax or in person. Home visits can sometimes be arranged. You are very welcome to drop in or to make an appointment with the Information Workers.

Darlington Association on Disability
1P Enterprise House
South Entrance
Valley Street North
Tel 01325 489999
Email info@darlingtondisability.org.