Our mission is to deliver information and services that disabled people want; services that promote inclusion, equality, independence, choice, empowerment, respect and dignity.
As an organisation we recognise and challenge the prejudice, discrimination and social isolation that many disabled people face throughout their lives.
We provide a number of services such as a range of day options, Information and Advice Service, Supported Living, Care Agency, Self Directed Support Services in Leicester City, Leicestershire, Rutland, Wandsworth and Nottingham (City). In addition we provide Counselling, Social Groups, Meet and Eat (new service).
We are delighted to report that we have gained a new contract for the provision of Direct Payments Support Service in Nottingham City which includes Employment Support, Payroll Service and Managed Accounts. Find out more about all our Services here.
Donations Needed – Sunbeam
Sunbeam is a 51ft Narrowboat used by us to take groups of disabled people and their carers/family, for day trips, along the River Soar in Leicester. We have also taken Sunbeam to festivals, such as the Leicester Riverside Festival and Loughborough Riverside Festival.
We were given Sunbeam in 1978 as a second hand boat with an expected life span of ten years. To enable disabled people to use the boat, we had an electric lift added, ramps installed and we lengthened the boat.
After 37 years, Sunbeam has a thinning hull, which has been patched several times over the years and a number of other problems, which include engine problems. Therefore, our Board of Trustees have made the difficult decision to retire Sunbeam and raise money for a new, custom built Narrowboat.
We are looking for funding for this project and were wondering if you could help us. Any donation would be welcome. If you would like to make a donation, please contact either Suzy or Michael on 0116 2318720. Alternatively, you can send a cheque to mosaic: shaping disability services and include a note/letter explaining that it is a donation for ‘Sunbeam: new boat fund’.
Community Assistants Urgently Needed
ColtonCare urgently require Community Assistants, hours to suit, to support people in the community in Leicester and surrounding area. Training will be provided. For further information or to request an application pack, please contact mosaic on 0116 2318720.