UNIT 7, Rotton Park St., Edgbaston B16 0AB - Tel: 0121 454 5897 - Charity Number: 1114973

See below the information about Mobility Advice Line.
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Kare Mobility logo

We thank Kare Mobility Ltd for providing us with our new office premises in 2009.

 


 

Mobility Advice Line especially thanks Phil Scott of WestWays Multiskill Services for all his excellent work and help in setting up and maintaning our office suite.

 

Bryn is Chair and Trustee

Bryn - MD: Chair, Trustee

Bryn has been volunteering for Mobility Advice Line since around 2004 when the Charity was part of another. Bryn was a trustee for both the charities before he saved Mobility Advice Line from closing. In around 2005 Bryn was made Managing Director by the board of trustees at the time. Bryn works 3 days a week from the office and 4 times a week from home and also covers Home Visits and all Disability Benefit related enquiries.

 

 


Karen

Karen - Office Manager, Trustee

"I first started at Mobility Advice Line 3 years ago as Assistant Publicity Officer. Last year I was offered the position of Office Manager which I agreed and enjoy very much. In my spare time I enjoy seeing my Grandchildren and relaxing."


Niall

Niall - IT Officer, Trustee

Niall started at Mobility Advice Line around 2006/2007 as I.T Team Leader. Niall has a great interest in computers and can often be found at the office in front of a computer or with his hands inside one. As a Batchelor of Science, Niall recently added the role of ‘Acting Treasurer’ to his list of responsibilities at the office.

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Fundraising Officer, Fran says:

My beliefs are that as a disabled person you are not a second class citzen and therefore recieve all the help and support you require. Many disabled members of the community feel isolated due to various reasons. I believe that with the right support there would not be a need to feel isolated.

 

Mobility Advice Line (MAL) started life in 1993 at the home of Andy Whyment. Andy was an ex-policeman. He became a wheelchair user and found it quite difficult to gather information on all aspects of motoring, access, adaptations etc, so he decided to set up MAL.

 

Sadly, Andy passed away in 1996, and his wife carried MAL on for a short while. However, Mrs Whyment found it difficult to keep the charity going, so at the end of 1996, MAL moved to the West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre - at Selly Oak B'ham. Taking MAL there meant that we had the resources at hand thanks to their 'Information Service on Disability' section.

At the beginning of 1998 a full time worker (also a wheelchair user) started working there, but found it very difficult travelling to Selly Oak, particularly in winter months, so unfortunately he had to leave us.

We were then taken on board by another wheelchair user, who was already running another charity, and MAL survived again for a while until she found it too much work running two charities.

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Important Information

Mobility Advice Line and Bureau temporary telephone number:
0121 314 1833

 

Lines open Monday to Friday 12pm to 4pm. If you get through to our answering machine, this will be due to all volunteers assisting other callers. Please leave your name and telephone number and a volunteer will return your call as soon as one becomes available.

 

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