Advice & Additional Support

Empowering you to live life to the full

This is webpage acts as a resource that works alongside our services at Paul’s Place, the creation of this page is supported by the South Gloucestershire Community Brightside fund to tackle health inequalities.

What are health inequalities?

Health inequalities are avoidable, unfair and systematic differences in health between different groups of people.

These include fixed elements like ethnicity, but also changing ones like; housing, income, education, social isolation and, disability.

What is the purpose of this page?

This webpage Is filled with useful information, advice, support and fun opportunities to improve your health and wellbeing.

This is a list of resources to help you find any extra support you may need outside of Paul’s Place, as well as showcasing some of the accessible activities on offer in the area.

The guide also features some useful links to financial and mental health support.

There is also a section all about disabled authors to help you feel empowered and learn more about the diverse experience of disability.

As a service user (member) of Paul’s Place you can chat to us about any of the links shared here and we will do what we can to help you access these services. Do also remind yourself of all the different ways Paul’s Place can help you with your health and wellbeing.

Resources:

Diet

The links provided are to help you access healthy, good-quality food wherever you are. People in rural settings often struggle to access healthier choices, the links shared here will help you with this. There is also some advice on healthy eating and ways to help you discover new recipes.

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Exercise

These links are to help you find accessible sporting opportunities. Paul’s Place offers a range of sports activities, but this is to help you find even more!

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sleep

Sleep is vital to our mental and physical health. These links are to help you understand the importance of sleep, and some useful advice on how to sleep well.

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Mental Health

Looking after our mental health is vital. We never know when we might need extra support. These are links to local charities, services and more. There is even a section about how to talk about mental health with friends and family.

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Social Opportunities

Ensuring we have the opportunity to take part in social activities is important for our wellbeing. These links provide a wide range of fun activities for you to get involved in outside of Paul’s Place. There is also a section to help you assess if a venue or activity is accessible with Euan’s guide for example.

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Disabled Authors

Do you ever feel like you are the only disabled person around? That the people around you want to help but don’t quite understand what you are going through? Well, connecting with disabled authors is really important in terms of finding others with similar or shared experiences. Here is a list of brilliant people, changing people’s perceptions of disability.

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Infection Control

Covid may not be all over the headlines anymore, but it’s important we stay safe. As well as Covid resources, there is information about other viruses and how to control infection at home or when out and about.

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Financial

For financial advice, Paul’s Place can be your first point of contact. These are the basic resources available on the local authorities’ websites, that members of the public can access. Anything that is related to Paul’s Place finances should be spoken about with our office staff.

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Volunteer with us

Paul’s Place relies on the commitment of our dedicated team of volunteers who support others to live life to the full. If you are interested in making a difference to disabled adults and have some spare time, then please consider volunteering with us.

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“Paul’s Place gives me the time to express myself, and as a disabled person it gives me choice and control.”

“Thanks to Paul’s Place I have become more independent and confident.”

“If it wasn’t for Paul’s Place, I would spend my days staring at four walls.”