Equal Lives

Suite 222, Sackville Place 44 - 48 Magdalen Street Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1JU
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About Us

We are a disability rights organisation based in Norfolk and Suffolk. We exist to support people of any age who face disabling barriers and we are dedicated to making their voices heard. We are a user led organisation (ULO), meaning we are led by people who access care and support services themselves - with every member of our board identifying as disabled.  

We believe in supporting people to empower themselves to live independent lives. We do this through valuable services including Information & Advice, Advocacy, Shop mobility and Campaigning. 

Our mission for disabled people’s independence is why we work to the Social Model of Disability. Developed by disabled people, this model is a progressive way of viewing the world and says that individuals are limited by barriers within society and not by their own impairments or differences. Our aim is to breakdown these disabling barriers and work with people to achieve the life they choose.

What we do

  • Campaigning on issues that directly affect people. We will endeavour to influence policy and government decisions to benefit people.

  • Provide Advice and Information for day-to-day tasks of living

  • A Shop mobility Scheme based in Norwich

  • Provide Advocacy for example someone needs to make a complaint about something and have difficulty communicating 

  • Payroll services to those whom employ their own PA or carer

  • Membership services including a closed Facebook group and ways to meet new people 


Volunteering at Equal Lives 

Do you have some spare time and would like to be part of the change?

We know that volunteering during a pandemic can be a little intimidating. That’s why we’ve worked hard to ensure a safe working environment for all our volunteers. Most volunteer roles have now been facilitated to be remote, rather than site based, to remove the anxiety that comes with working in an environment other than your home.  We’ve also moved all meetings onto Teams and all training now takes place online. 

We have a range of volunteer opportunities to suit lots of people. Take a look at which of our departments you think you'd fit in to and get in touch for an informal chat!

For further volunteering information visit: https://www.equallives.org.uk/volunteer-faq 

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Covid Support Officer (Volunteer)
Closing Date:
31st October 2021
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Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Do you frequently find yourself lending a caring ear and offering support? Would you like to be a part of a support system for those struggling with Covid-19 issues? Then you could be exactly who we’re looking for! Read on for more info. The pandemic has be...
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Money Matters Assistant (Volunteer)
Closing Date:
31st October 2021
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Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Are you looking to volunteer for a few hours each week? Would you like a role which provides a life changing service to our clients? This is an important and varied role, giving you the opportunity to offer personalised information, advice and support to enab...
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Welfare Benefits Adviser (Volunteer)
Closing Date:
31st October 2021
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0
Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Our volunteer Welfare Benefit Advisers offer advice to clients with disabilities and carers in our outreach offices throughout Norfolk. They may help by completing benefit claim forms, explaining decisions, or helping our clients write letters to challenge ben...
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Customer Service Wizard (Volunteer)
Closing Date:
31st October 2021
Salary:
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Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Do you want to help disabled people in Norfolk? Are you looking for experience in a busy office-based customer service environment? Equal Lives are excited to be able to offer the opportunity to work alongside our dedicated Customer Service Team in supporting...
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Advice Support Officer (Volunteer)
Closing Date:
31st October 2021
Salary:
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Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
At Equal Lives we want to make sure our members are getting the best possible service that we can provide, but to ensure this we need the help of friendly and professional volunteers to track our service users' experiences. The Advice Support Assistants will....
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Shopmobility Assistant (Volunteer)
Closing Date:
31st October 2021
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Location:
Norwich, Norfolk
Equal Lives will be delivering a ‘Shopmobility’ Service from Chantry Place (Chapelfield Shopping Centre) Norwich.Shopmobility is a scheme that supports people to rent mobility scooters or other mobility aids during their visit to the city. There will be sever...
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