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Dial in Worcestershire

Independent charity providing free, confidential information and support to people with a disability enabling them to make informed decisions about their own lives.  Also gives advice to others on aspects of living with a disability.

 

 

Address:
Green Street Depot, Green Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1HA
Area serviced:
Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest
Telephone:
0845 200 1072
Sector:
Voluntary

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