DAP gains £1.4m for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions

Disability Advice Project gained more than £1.4million in benefits for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions in the year ending March 2022.

Our team helped more than 400 people to claim benefits and successfully appeal decisions by the Department for Work and Pensions.

In addition to benefit claims, we assisted people with social care needs and carers assessments, arranged occupational therapist reports, signposted people to local support agencies, set up Power of Attorney documents and advised on housing, employment and education issues.

We campaigned for equality and improved access to services. We carried-out accessibility audits in the local area, raising awareness of the challenges disabled people face every day – accessing health, care and education services, voting, using public transport, parking, shopping, eating out, visiting community venues, local attractions and more. 

Our team took part in research and responded to numerous consultations and surveys.

We supported local groups with issues that impact the lives of disabled people.

We grew our online community and shared opportunities for socialising, employment and volunteering.

Thank you to all our clients who responded to our client satisfaction questionnaire. 100% said they would recommend our service.

We asked our clients if their lives had improved following support from DAP – the majority had more money and felt empowered to have a voice and control of their lives.

How did you benefit from the advice given by Disability Advice Project?

Benefit

Percentage

Improved finances

70%

Improved mental health and wellbeing

52%

Improved understanding of my situation

65%

Improved access to services

51%

Increased ability to seek advice/help in the future

71.4%

If you need support to assess your full entitlement to benefits and services, please give our team a call on 01633 485865 or email info@dapwales.org.uk

Our team can:

  • Help complete benefit application forms
  • Help with appeals
  • Put you in touch with support agencies

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