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Universal Credit migration arrangements for severely disabled people ruled unlawful

The High Court has ruled that the government’s Universal Credit migration arrangements for those who previously received the Severe Disability Premium and moved onto Universal Credit before 16 January 2019 are unlawful. If the arrangements had been allowed to go ahead they would have left over 10,000 severely disabled people around a £100-a-month worse off. […]


Disabled musicians are being ‘failed by venues’

They said they wouldn’t book us because I was a fire hazard,” she says. “That’s absolutely horrendous.”  The singer is not alone. A new survey suggests disabled musicians face significant barriers in UK venues.  Of the nearly 100 deaf and disabled performers surveyed by Attitude Is Everything, two-thirds said they had to “compromise their health […]


Measuring the Mountain – Understanding Experiences of Social Care in Wales

Measuring the Mountain – Understanding Experiences of Social Care in Wales Measuring the Mountain is an all-Wales project evaluating the impact of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014. It is a collaboration between the public sector, third sector and, most importantly, the people who live here. Funded by Welsh Government, the project will […]


Residential care savings limit increases in Wales

  Cynyddu’r terfyn cynilion i bobl sy’n byw mewn cartrefi gofal preswyl yng Nghymru Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi cadarnhau y bydd pobl yng Nghymru, o heddiw ymlaen, yn cael cadw hyd at £40,000 o’u harian cyn iddynt orfod talu cost lawn eu gofal preswyl. Dydd Llun 09 Ebrill 2018   http://gov.wales/newsroom/health-and-social-services/2018/limit-increases/?skip=1&lang=cy   Residential care savings […]


We need your help

The Disability Advice Project are applying to the Big Lottery Fund for money to help families bringing​ up a child or children under the age of 18 with additional needs.   One family member needs to be in employment, whether part-time, full-time or self employed.   To help us do this we need to learn about the […]


No Voice No Choice

This is a two year project funded by the Peoples Health Trust.  The project is being run by the Disability Advice Project (DAP).  It is targeted at parents of children and young people up to the age of 25 years, with a disability in Torfaen.  Aims of the project are:  Improved participation of parents of […]


Campaigns, Child Poverty Action Group

The ‘two-child limit’ is affecting families now – third or subsequent children born since last Thursday are no longer eligible for child tax credit or universal credit support. This breaks a fundamental premise of our social security system – the link between what families need and the support they get. We’ve been putting pressure on the government […]