Research captures impact of COVID-19 on vulnerability and Voluntary Sector’s supportive response

A new report, funded by Public Health Wales, highlights how vulnerability emerged in Wales during the Coronavirus pandemic, and how the voluntary and community sector (VCS) played a critical role in tackling this challenge.  VCS representatives across Wales participated in the research, sharing their experiences in identifying and responding to those most in need during […]

Disability Advice Project calls for better treatment of people with EDS

Do you have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)? We are looking for people who have experience of rare forms of EDS to help us raise awareness, improve treatment and the quality of life of people with EDS in Wales. Please contact us on if you would like to share your experience or join our EDS campaign […]

Locked out report reveals pandemic highlighted inequalities for disabled people in Wales

Disability Advice Project welcomes the commitment to set up a Ministerial Task Force to address the issues raised in the damming report: ‘Locked Out: Liberating disabled people’s lives and rights in Wales beyond COVID-19’. The report was co-produced by a Steering Group of disabled people, representing Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) and charities. It highlights how inequalities […]

Torfaen Access Forum campaigns for Access for All

Torfaen Access Forum (TAF) met on 26 May to discuss a range of issues including access to local places, polling stations, exercise programmes and political representation. The action group brought together disabled people, carers, charities, and council members to discuss ways to improve the opportunities and experiences of disabled people living in Torfaen. TAF discussed […]

Torfaen Access Forum drives positive change for disabled people

Cwmbran-based charity, Disability Advice Project (DAP), has created an action group for disabled people to drive positive change in Torfaen. Torfaen Access Forum (TAF) brings disabled people, carers, businesses, charities and council members together to improve the opportunities and experiences of disabled people. TAF meets regularly to discuss a range of issues including flexible working, […]

DAP awarded Investors in People Gold

Cwmbran-based charity, Disability Advice Project, is officially one of the best employers to work for in the UK as it has received the most coveted Investors in People Gold accreditation. Gold level is achieved by only 17% of accredited organisations. The Investors in People report highlights how the charity quickly transformed the way it works […]

PIP appeal success

DAP helps challenge PIP assessment for autistic man with severe stammer and ADHD   Disability Advice Project (DAP) helped a 23-year-old man with autism and severe communication difficulties successfully challenge an assessment by Capita, and then a decision by the DWP, to deny him Personal Independence Payment (PIP). At the recent appeal tribunal, via video, […]

Parking spaces for disabled people in Cwmbran Centre fail to meet guidelines

DAP is calling for improved signage and more spaces for disabled people at Cwmbran Centre  A survey by the Disability Advice Project (DAP) has found the design and provision of parking spaces for disabled people in Cwmbran Centre is inadequate and falls short of nationally agreed figures by at least 21 spaces. DAP’s report highlights […]

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