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 […]

Disability Advice Project receives Healthy Workplace Award

The Disability Advice Project (DAP) has received the Public Health Wales Bronze Workplace Health Award, after being recognised for its commitment to supporting the wellbeing of its team. The charity has been highly commended for its work supporting employees and volunteers with disabilities. The award praises DAP for investing time and resources into productivity and […]

Campaign encourages disabled people to check benefits entitlement

The Welsh Government has launched a campaign to encourage people to check and claim the benefits they are entitled to. Welfare benefits are significantly under-claimed in Wales. It is estimated that in Wales during 2018-19  up to 55 thousand families who were entitled to receive Pension Credit did not claim the benefit  up to 52 thousand families […]

Disability Advice Project awarded Carer Friendly Accreditation

The Disability Advice Project (DAP) has received Carer Friendly Accreditation having successfully completed the Carers Trust South East Wales endorsement scheme. DAP was praised for raising awareness about the challenges carers face and for the support services it provides. The Carers Trust Review Panel said: “We applaud DAP on the clear consideration given to carers […]

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