Disabled welsh individuals and their carers set to lose vital support

A project created to support people with work limiting health conditions and their carers, many of whom juggle their caring responsibilities with employment, is set to lose funding.

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The Disability Advice Project (DAP) targeting indviduals living in the Bridgend, Neath and Port Talbot areas provides free life coaching which empowers people to gain confidence, achieve personal goals and improve their lives, as well as move towards employment goals, must sign up 20 participants this month or funding will be withdrawn.

The project offers free specialist advice, including:

  • Help with completing forms
  • accurate and appropriate advice
  • Assess full entitlement to services and benefits
  • Help build the evidence you need
  • Attend appeals with you
  • Put users in touch with other relevant support agencies

 

The service also includes advice and support for carers of disabled young adults and children with such issues as:

  • Access Respite care
  • Specialised equipment
  • Transport
  • Liaising with social workers
  • Schools
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Carers allowance
  • Sickness benefits
  • Tax credits
  • National Insurance contributions

Parent carer John Weaver is urging carers to take advantage of the service, which can make a massive difference:

“I certainly wish this service had been available during the 30 years we struggled to care for our daughter, it would have made such a difference to our lives.” He added; “I urge all those families, individuals and groups that are eligible, to get in touch right away and to benefit from this life changing project, before it’s too late.”

Author: Editorial Team

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