DI is a charity!
Although DI is a charity, we need to cover the costs of running our services and this can only be done by making charges to our clients for the service that they receive.
Rates are calculated on an individual basis once a client has been assessed and an individual care programme has been agreed.
Our prices do not include transportation which would need to be arranged separately.
A potential client can either access DI through self funding or, if they meet the criteria set down by Social Services, may be entitled to receive financial assistance through Social Services.
The delivery of social care services to people with disabilities is about to face the most radical changes since the establishment of the Welfare State. Government policy calls for a shift towards greater individualisation and increased choice so that everyone is in control of their lives and budgets as a full citizen would be.
There are many websites that may prove useful and keep you informed whilst this sector is undergoing change:
DI produces annual accounts at 31st December each year and these are filed with the Charities Commission which makes them accessible online via their website.
Go to www.charity-commission.gov.uk and follow the links to "Search the Register". Elect to search the register by name, enter "Disability Initiative" and details for the charity will appear.