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Ikea launches new functional collection for people with disabilities

Ikea has announced that it will launch a new collection of furniture specially designed for people with disabilities. The functional furniture will be released in May 2020, and was announced during the store’s annual Deomcratic Design Day. The OMTANKSAM collection will be made to assist people with disabilities with different kinds of functional needs, to […]


An update on advancing equality and human rights in Wales

Recently the transcript of an address by AM Jane Hutt entitled “An update on advancing equality and human rights in Wales” has been made available. This also includes contributions from Mark Isherwood, Leanne Wood, John Griffiths, Caroline Jones and Suzy Davies. There are many positives in Jane Hutt’s statement together with good contributions from the […]


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 […]