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Disabled helpers get seasonal treat

DISABLED volunteers at a Solihull charity have been given an early Christmas present – after being handed the keys to their newly refurbished office.

DISABLED volunteers at a Solihull charity have been given an early Christmas present – after being handed the keys to their newly refurbished office.

Staff at DIAL (Disability Information and Advice Line) can look forward to a warmer working winter, after kind-hearted volunteers from the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) took on a ‘DIY-SOS-style’ challenge to revamp the dated, cold, damp, and uncomfortable unit.

Solihull’s Mayor, Councillor Irene Chamberlain, officially opened the new office in The Parade, Kinghurst, on Monday, December 19.

The makeover means that the DIAL team, who help more than 300 disabled people and their carers every month, can run their information and advice service in a more comfortable environment for the workers, and their many visitors.

Alice Singleton, Manager of DIAL Solihull, said: “We are thrilled with our wonderful new office, and we cannot thank the NEC team enough.”

 

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