Author : Steven Evans

Our Coronavirus Contingency Planning

We wanted to provide an update on the steps we are taking in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.  This is an unprecedented situation and our priority is to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and clients.   We are also aware that we need to balance this with providing our clients with the […]

A message from Carers Wales

Here at Carers Wales we are committed to making life better for carers and as part of that commitment we have just launched our new version of Track the Act – this is a survey aimed at Carers, designed to give them the opportunity to share their views and experiences around the Carers Needs Assessment, […]

Ikea launches new functional collection for people with disabilities

Ikea has announced that it will launch a new collection of furniture specially designed for people with disabilities. The functional furniture will be released in May 2020, and was announced during the store’s annual Deomcratic Design Day. The OMTANKSAM collection will be made to assist people with disabilities with different kinds of functional needs, to […]

Universal Credit migration arrangements for severely disabled people ruled unlawful

The High Court has ruled that the government’s Universal Credit migration arrangements for those who previously received the Severe Disability Premium and moved onto Universal Credit before 16 January 2019 are unlawful. If the arrangements had been allowed to go ahead they would have left over 10,000 severely disabled people around a £100-a-month worse off. […]

Residential care savings limit increases in Wales

  Cynyddu’r terfyn cynilion i bobl sy’n byw mewn cartrefi gofal preswyl yng Nghymru Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cadarnhau y bydd pobl yng Nghymru, o heddiw ymlaen, yn cael cadw hyd at £40,000 o’u harian cyn iddynt orfod talu cost lawn eu gofal preswyl. Dydd Llun 09 Ebrill 2018   Residential care savings […]

We need your help

The Disability Advice Project are applying to the Big Lottery Fund for money to help families bringing​ up a child or children under the age of 18 with additional needs.   One family member needs to be in employment, whether part-time, full-time or self employed.   To help us do this we need to learn about the […]

No Voice No Choice

This is a two year project funded by the Peoples Health Trust.  The project is being run by the Disability Advice Project (DAP).  It is targeted at parents of children and young people up to the age of 25 years, with a disability in Torfaen.  Aims of the project are:  Improved participation of parents of […]

Campaigns, Child Poverty Action Group

The ‘two-child limit’ is affecting families now – third or subsequent children born since last Thursday are no longer eligible for child tax credit or universal credit support. This breaks a fundamental premise of our social security system – the link between what families need and the support they get. We’ve been putting pressure on the government […]

The real cost of caring

The pressure is on our social services to deliver care to some of the most vulnerable in society.  Week In, Week Out investigated the challenges facing those on the front line of a system struggling under the strain.   Filming behind the scenes with a Welsh care company, reporter Sian Lloyd uncovers a recruitment crisis which […]

Disability Advice Project 20th anniversary celebration

The Disability Advice Project celebrated 20 years of providing specialist, independent, free advice to disabled people, their family and carers in the community of Torfaen and surrounding area. On behalf of the team, The Lord Major of Torfaen Councillor Veronica Crick presented Pauline Jones will a canvas capturing the last 20 years. The canvas was […]

DAP gets funding From Awards for All

The Disability Advice Project was thrilled to have been awarded funding to continue the training and development of their volunteer Welfare Benefits Caseworker team. This funding will ensure DAP can continue to support disabled people, their families and carers will all of their benefits problems, from form filling to representation at Department of Works and […]

Gareth Hubbarde has turned his life around after losing his leg when he jumped in front of a train at Cwmbran Station

Gareth Hubbarde was left an above-knee amputee, but has recently started playing wheelchair tennis.  A former train conductor who lost part of his leg after stepping in front of a train is “living a completely new life” and awaiting the birth of a new baby.

Hundreds of thousands of ESA claimants may be missing out on PIP

Statistics released by the DWP following a freedom of information request show that almost 380,000 people who are in the support group of employment and support allowance (ESA) are not getting an award of personal independence payment (PIP) or disability living allowance (DLA). Six out of ten of these claimants have mental health conditions. The […]


Blink Films are producing a documentary and are currently looking for people living together whose lives are affected by hoarding. This is a positive documentary looking to raise awareness of hoarding and help individuals and families affected. It will offer FREE professional treatment to those who take part to help them manage their hoarding and […]

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