The Disability Advice Project is a Torfaen based charity that serves the needs of disabled people, their families and carers in our community. The Project also operates in the surrounding areas of Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff and Swansea in South Wales.
The Project is run by a highly skilled, experienced and dedicated team made up of unpaid and paid members of staff, who all have experience of being a disabled person or of caring for a disabled person. In 2000 the project was awarded the Wales Training Award and in 2005 was the winner of the National Training Award, which is the UK's most prestigious award for training. The National Training Awards identify and celebrate organisations and individuals that have achieved really outstanding business and personal success through investment in training. In March 2001 DAP achieved the Investors in People standard, one of only 3 voluntary organisations in the UK and the first in Wales. In January 2002 DAP was awarded the Community Legal Service Quality Mark. The Quality Mark indicates to members of the public who need legal information, advice and other help that they can rely on receiving a quality assured service. Both awards have subsequently been maintained. As we do not receive funding from local government, all donations from clients and other individuals combined with charges for our access auditing and training service are reinvested into the project and funds our free welfare rights work. Since April 1999, we have represented over 900 people at disability benefit tribunals.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is soon going to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA), starting on 8 April 2013, leading up to a UK rollout on 10 June. The government has made an
PIPs are coming available which is an easy way to check if you will be affected by the change, when your DLA might be affected and when you can make a new claim for PIP. There is also an online PIP toolkit available which the Department for Work and Pensions will continually update.
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ATOS Work Capability Assessment (WCA). Are you happy with the way ATOS carried out your WCA (medical) for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)? Either way, please take a few minutes to complete our online questionnaire.
Please help with our survey on the services for disabled young people between the ages of 14 to 25 by clicking on the link below.
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