Disability Advice Project Impact Report

Disability Advice Project (DAP) was awarded £498,967 from the Lottery for our project, which began in January 2020 and ended on 31 July 2023.  With this money we helped 1269 people gain over £4million in benefits. In addition to benefit claims, we set up Power of Attorney documents, arranged occupational therapist appointments, advised on housing, […]

Disability Advice Project Secures Postcode Community Trust Funding

Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, has awarded Disability Advice Project £25,000 funding. The funding will help DAP continue to deliver free independent advice to ensure disabled people, their families and carers receive the financial support and care they are entitled to. Pauline Jones, Joint Project Manager, […]

Disability Awareness Mini-Access Audit Training

Disability Advice Project (DAP) team members enjoyed a taster session on access audits, learning to assess if a building or environment is accessible for use by disabled people. Training was delivered by Tony Crowhurst, Chair of Trustees at DAP, and a former Chartered Surveyor. Tony has audited hundreds of venues and delivers training to a range […]

Cwmbran Community Big Event

Disability Advice Project (DAP) joined Cwmbran Community Council’s Big Event at the Boating Lake on Saturday 10 June, for a day of fun with activities including music and dance acts, a dog show, gaming van, sports arena, inflatables, face painting, craft, and food stalls. The event also had an environmental theme, with displays on recycling, […]

Torfaen Council works with Disabled People’s Organisations to improve Polling Station Access

Torfaen County Borough Council is working with disabled people’s organisations to discover what can be done to help make its 70 polling stations more accessible. Torfaen Access Forum, Sight Cymru and Disability Advice Project representatives have been working with the council to find out what challenges voters with disabilities may have when they vote at […]

TVA Volunteer Fair

Disability Advice Project attended Torfaen Voluntary Alliance’s (TVA) first Volunteer Fair on Wednesday 1 March. We joined a wide range of third sector organisations looking to recruit volunteers including the RSPCA, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and Garnsychan Partnership.

Apply for Pension Credit by 18 August to get £650 cost-of-living payment

Those living on a low State Pension should check their eligibility and apply for Pension Credit before 18 August 2022 to receive the £650 cost-of-living payment this autumn.  Anyone beginning a successful application for Pension Credit before August 18 should be entitled to the benefit and the cost-of-living payment.  To check your eligibility for pension credit […]

Hope GB’s Family Fun Day

Hope GB’s Family Fun Day on Saturday 18 June at Panteg House Employees’ Club was filled with activities for all the family, to celebrate and raise awareness of autism. Disability Advice Project supported the event with a Play Your Cards Right game and prizes. There was also music, inflatables, animals, face painting, a raffle and […]

Big Event is a Big Hit with Families

Disability Advice Project (DAP) supported Cwmbran’s Big Event at the Boating Lake on Saturday, 11 June. DAP’s team ran a stall with a Play Your Cards Right game and crafts for sale. With more than 7,000 people attending, it provided a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about DAP’s services. DAP’s advisers were on hand to give information […]

Care Fair Celebrates Carers

Disability Advice Project joined Age Cymru Carers Community Service and Blaenau Gwent Social Services Carers Team to celebrate unpaid carers at a Care Fair on Thursday 9 June at Bedwellty House,in Tredegar. Charities and partner organisations joined the event to provide information about services and support available to carers. There was also a programme of activities, […]

Easter in Pontypool

Disability Advice Project was in Pontypool giving advice to people with disabilities and carers at two Easter-themed events. DAP’s team ran a pop-up stall on Wednesday 30 March, at Pontypool Indoor Market, and then supported Sight Cymru’s Spring Fayre on 6 April, at Torfaen Museum. Jayne Salkeld, Joint Project Manager at Disability Advice Project, said: […]

Health and Social Care event brings charities together in Brynmawr

The event was attended by 16 organisations including Alzheimer’s UK, Blaenau Gwent Integrated Wellbeing Network, Cyfle Cymru, Heddlu Gwent Police, Shared Lives, Trusting Hands and Women’s Aid. We gave advice to members of the community on issues including benefits for carers and support for young adults with learning disabilities. Jayne Salkeld, Joint Project Manager at […]

Torfaen Access Forum campaigns for better access to countryside, parks and nature reserves

Would you like to see improved access to the local countryside, parks and nature reserves? Join Torfaen Access Forum’s (TAF) Zoom meeting on 30th March at 10am. We will be talking about ways to make our countryside more welcoming for disabled people. Please email for Zoom details. Do you know areas where access should […]

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