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April Bagpacking at Sainsbury's

Friday 1 April 2016

 

 

April bagpacking at Sainsbury's

 

If you're a smart shopper who likes a little help at the tills, why not pop down to Sainsbury’s Pontllanfraith this April and let us do the hard work for you!

As the designated charity of the year, our staff and volunteers will be visiting the store on both Saturday 2nd April and Saturday 30th April to lend a hand to customers and raise funds through bag packing.

The event will also see our resident “Marathon Man” Aiden Davies (pictured below) on hand to discuss his upcoming fundraising activity. For those unaware, Aiden will be aiming to complete all 26 miles of this year’s London Marathon which takes place on Sunday 24th April.

Aiden will be in store on 2nd April to help raise awareness of his efforts and assist customers with their bags. Please help us get him over the finishing line by donating in-store or visiting his sponsorship page below.

https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/aidan-davies

 

 

 

 

 

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kayaking around the whole of Wales raising awareness of disability

Tuesday 8 March 2016

 

KAYAKING AROUND THE WHOLE OF WALES RAISING AWARENESS OF DISABILITY!

This summer our very own Tom Clark (Advocacy Manager) and his friend Ben will be kayaking around the whole of Wales to raise money and awareness for Bobath Cymru, Disability Can Do and Carmarthenshire People First. These charities help disabled people realise their own abilities.

 Ben  - "Cerebral Palsy has been a big part of my life. Having a disability is the best excuse anyone needs to realise their own strengths."

 Tom - "I have been passionate about Disability enablement and rights for a very long time."

 Tom, Ben and all of us here at Disability Can Do would be extremely grateful for any donations towards their mammoth efforts for charity.

Please watch the video for more information

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X48x4GlvGzs&feature=youtu.be

The crowd funding page where you can pledge your donation is

 https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/seabeyondisability.

Please support them if you can. ?#‎seabeyondisability

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Grand prize draw tickets on sale!!

Saturday 21 November 2015

 
GRAND PRIZE DRAW TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!
 
Please buy a ticket and support Disability Can Do!
 
 All proceeds go toward our work supporting disabled adults to achieve inclusion, independence, choice.
 
£1 Per Ticket
 
Lot’s of wonderful prizes including:
Digital Camera
7” Tablet
Photography Gift Pack
Vouchers
Hampers
Alcohol
And much more..........
 
To purchase call into our centre, Bryn Lane, Pontlanfraith or ask one of our staff or volunteers.
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If your home is hard to heat, call Nest

Thursday 29 October 2015

 

 

 

 If your home is hard to heat, call Nest 

 

The Welsh Government’s Nest scheme is here to help you keep warm and save money on your energy bills.

Nest is open to all householders in Wales and provides advice on saving energy, money management, energy tariffs, and benefit entitlement.  

In addition to free advice, if you own or privately rent your home and you or someone you live with receives a means tested benefit, you may be eligible for home improvements at no cost. These may include a new central heating boiler, loft insulation, or cavity wall and solid wall insulation. 

If your home is hard to heat, please contact Nest on Freephone 0808 808 2244 for free advice and to see if you are eligible for energy saving home improvements, or visit www.nestwales.org.uk for more information.

 

Os yw'n anodd gwresogi eich cartref, ffoniwch Nyth

Mae cynllun Nyth Llywodraeth Cymru yma i'ch helpu i gadw'n gynnes ac i arbed arian ar eich biliau ynni.

Mae Nyth yn agored i ddeiliad tai yng Nghymru ac yn rhoi cyngor ar arbed ynni, rheoli arian, tariffau tanwydd, a hawl i fudd-daliadau.

Yn ogystal â chyngor am ddim, os ydych yn berchen ar eich cartref neu'n ei rentu'n breifat, a'ch bod chi neu rywun sy'n byw gyda chi yn cael budd-dal yn seiliedig ar brawf modd, gallech fod yn gymwys i gael gwelliannau i'ch cartref am ddim. Gall hyn gynnwys boeler gwres canolog newydd, inswleiddio'r atig, neu inswleiddio waliau ceudod a waliau solet. 

Os yw'n anodd gwresogi eich cartref, cysylltwch â Nyth ar Rhadffôn 0808 808 2244 i gael cyngor am ddim ac i weld a ydych yn gymwys i gael gwelliannau i'ch cartref o ran arbed ynni, neu ewch i www.nestwales.org.uk/cy/hafan i gael rhagor o wybodaeth.

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over £2 million claimed in benefits for clients

Friday 23 October 2015

 

CAN DO SUCCESS!!!!

over £2 million benefits claimed for clients.

 

Our Welfare Support Service has been operating for 18 months now, offering much needed benefit advice, form filling, income maximisation and training to improve confidence.

In total we have supported clients to claim over £2 million of unclaimed benefits; money which has enhanced the local economy and greatly improved people’s lives.


We have also supported over 300 individuals with confidence building training and support.

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Free Benefit Surgeries

Friday 23 October 2015

 

 Benefit Surgeries

 

Provided by the Disability Can Do Organisation’s Welfare Support Service.

 

  • Need advice on the welfare reform?

 

  • Need assistance filling in difficult benefit forms?

 

  • Want to know if you’re in receipt of the correct benefits?

 

  • Want to chat to a trained benefits caseworker, confidentially and FREE of charge?

 

Drop into Caerphilly Library

Every Monday 2:00pm – 4:00pm

 

for a FREE benefit check

 

For more information please phone Disability Can Do on 01495 233555

                  

                 

 

 

               

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FREE HELP WITH NHS HEARING AIDS

Monday 12 October 2015

 

FREE walk-in hearing aid clinic for:

  • New batteries
  • New ear moul tubing
  • Cleaning & using advice
  • Information on hearing loss

 

 

at Blackwood Library

192 High Street, Blackwood, NP12 1AJ 

on the last Wednesday of each month, 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

for further information please call 02920 333034 or email aimie.head@hearingloss.org.uk

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Annual General Meeting

Friday 25 September 2015

 

The Annual General Meeting of the Disability Can Do Organisation will be held

Thursday 8th October 2015
11.45 – 1.00pm
Ebenezer Church, River Tce, Pengam, Blackwood

Following this, The 2014/15 Annual accounts will be made available by request, on the day or can be downloaded from our website.

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Books, Bikes and bag packing! - Fundraising with Sainsburys' Pontllanfraith

Thursday 6 August 2015

 

Since becoming their designated charity of the year, Disability Can Do has worked in close partnership with Sainsbury's Pontllanfraith to raise vital funds for modifications to our premises and increase ease of access for service users who are in use of walking aids. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all staff and customers of the store who generously donated during our recent fundraising events.

Over the course of a rather mad weekend (31st-2nd August), Sainsburys has hosted book selling scheme, a bag packing event and a static bike race featuring none other than Paralympian Hollie Arnold!

Known more for competing in the London 2012 Olympics as a competitor in the javelin, Hollie was thrown out of her comfort zone and into another discipline, helping staff complete a gruelling 150 mile static bike marathon.

So far the amount raised has totalled an amazing £1067!

Thank you Sainsburys, keep up the great work!

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