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 within their service delivery. They provide quality information to carers and help make sure carers’ needs are met. It is good to see DAP’s staff undertake specific carer friendly training and pay consideration to carers across all aspects of their work.”
Jayne Salkeld, Joint Project Manager, Disability Advice Project said: “It is great to have recognition for our work with carers. We commit to ensuring that all staff and volunteers are aware of carers, the issues they face and the support available to them locally. This is so important as more and more people recognise themselves as carers and feel more alone than ever. Carers tend not to ask for help and often don’t know where to turn. We want carers to know they can come to us and share their worries.”
The Disability Advice Project provides advice to disabled people, their family and carers. Its caseworkers help assess entitlement to services and benefits and put people in touch with other support agencies.
Are you a carer?
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.
There are more than 9 million unpaid carers in the UK and anyone can become a carer, at any time, at any age. Many people don’t recognise themselves as a carer and Carer Friendly aims to improve, share and recognise support for carers throughout our communities.