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DIAL House Disability Rights Centre & Café

Tel: 01244 345655

DIAL Shopmobility Service

Tel: 01244 312626

Volunteering & Learning
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Advice & Information
DIAL House Café

Improving the Lives of Disabled People

Volunteering and Learning

DIAL West Cheshire’s services are primarily delivered by volunteers, supported by a small team of paid staff. We encourage people with disabilities and long term health conditions to volunteer with us. (Approximately 70% of our workforce has a disability or long term health condition). Volunteers might want to develop skills, confidence and/or employment prospects or simply help the community. We develop people from the community to help others within the community by offering a friendly, supportive and well-managed volunteer scheme with extensive opportunities for training and development.

Building Better Opportunities/ New Leaf Project

DIAL West Cheshire is part of a Cheshire wide project aimed to help individuals in the area, achieve their personal goals through mentoring, volunteering and learning.  Income maximization is also on offer as part of this innovative project.  

Over the next three years, the New Leaf project aims to support a minimum of 2,800 residents across Cheshire closer or into employment.  

It is designed to boost confidence and unlock potential by providing training, developing skills and giving opportunities to improve personal aspirations.

New Leaf brings together a diverse range of 30 partners from across Warrington and Cheshire, including local authorities, learning providers, charities, social landlords, disability support networks to change lives, create opportunities and make a positive contribution to the local communities and the regional economy.

Management and Funding
The project spearheaded by Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT), part of NW housing group Torus, has received £10.6 million of funding from the Building Better Opportunities programme, a key part of the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) European Funding Programme. The scheme sees the Big Lottery Fund matching funds from European Social Fund (ESF) 2014-2020, to provide joint investment in local projects that stimulates economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regeneration. Find out more about the fund here.

We are proud holders of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the MBE for volunteer groups.

Volunteer roles and opportunities for training (including accredited qualifications) are available in areas including Administration, Advice Work, Board members, Catering and Hospitality, Customer Service, Horticulture/Allotment, ICT, Mobility Equipment Maintenance and Reception.

Want to join us? Contact the Volunteer and Learning Manager for an informal chat about volunteer placements, support and training.