2:05pm Monday 28th October 2013
A CAERPHILLY project aimed at improving the lives of disabled people, has received over £600,000 from a Big Lottery fund grant.
Disability Can Do Organisation in Caerphilly has received £609,250 to provide support on welfare reform changes for the 3,960 disabled people and their carers living in the county and neighbouring Blaenau Gwent. This will include raising awareness of entitlements and support through the assessment and reassessment process as well as proving volunteering opportunities.
This is one of 15 projects across Wales who are sharing £4,498,226 awarded to them through the Big Lottery Fund’s People and Places programme.
Kate Howell, spokeswoman for Disability Can Do, said: “This support service has been desperately needed by the disabled community of these two county boroughs for a very long time.
“We are a small, user led organisation and it was our service users who drove us to develop this project proposal - from the initial idea right through to providing supporting evidence.
“Our team have very passionate staff and volunteers who go well over and above what is expected of them to support our client group. We are absolutely over the moon, and take great pride knowing that we will be able to provide a much needed support service for disabled adults in the area.”
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