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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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Superhero and Princess Summer Fayre 10th August

Friday 24 July 2015

 

 

 SUMMER FUN!

We are doing a BIG fundraising event at the Disability Can Do Centre with the help of Sainsburys Pontllanfraith.

Its a Superhero and Princess Summer Fayre!!

There will be lots to do for young and old, refreshments available and free entry.

Bring your family along and have some summer fun with us!

 

Superhero and Princess Summer Fayre Poster

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CAN DO ROADSHOW 2015!

Tuesday 23 June 2015

 

CAN DO ROADSHOW 2015


 With the summer sun upon us and July just around the corner, Disability Can Do is pleased to announce the glorious return of its annual summer Roadshow!

Starting on the 6th July, we will spend the week visiting a selection of venues spanning the Caerphilly Borough bringing our services into the community and onto your doorstep. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteer team will be on hand to take enquiries and provide information on services that can benefit yourself, your family and your friends!

So if are confused as to what benefit you should be receiving, need information on receiving domiciliary care or your just looking for the number of a wheelchair accessible taxi service, why not pop along to a venue near you!

Any enquiry, however small, will be happily taken by our team. If we can’t assist in a matter then we will happily find somebody who can. Please check below for a complete schedule.


                                                           

Schedule

Monday 6th July
10am – 1pm - Rhymney Library
2pm – 6pm -Tesco Ystrad Mynach

Tuesday 7th July
10am – 1pm – Bargoed Town Centre (Miners)
 2pm– 6pm – Blackwood Event Space (Between ASDA & Brantano)

Wednesday 8th July
10am – 1pm The Harp Inn, Gelligaer
2pm – 6pm Sainsbury’s Pontllanfraith (foyer)

Thursday 9th July
10am – 1pm – Crosskeys College
2pm – 6pm – Tesco Risca

Friday 10th July
10am – 6pm Caerphilly Morrisons

Saturday 11th July
12pm – 6pm Risca Summer Fair

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Please vote Disability Can Do for local Sainsbury's Charity of the year!

Thursday 18 June 2015

 

Please vote Disability Can Do for local Sainsbury's Charity of the year!

Over the past six years, Sainsbury's stores have selected a Local Charity of the Year to partner with, raising over £7 million. 

 

Our local Sainsbury's store Pontllanfraith have recently selected Disability Can Do as one of their three shortlisted charities for the public to vote for, in store and online

The charity with the most votes will be selected and supported over the next 12 months through fundraising and volunteering.

** Please Nominate us! Only takes a few minutes**

https://www.sainsburyslocalcharity.co.uk/#nominate

Thanks for everyone who has already done so!

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Can Do BEATS The Twmbarlwm Trek

Wednesday 3 June 2015

 

Can Do takes on The Twmbarlwm Ridgeway Walk 

 

The Can Do team would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to Jonathan Curtis and his team of volunteers for completing the grueling 21 mile Twmbarlwm walk.

The "Monster of a route" covers the 3 of the highest points in the county, Twmbarlwm (419m), Mynydd Machen (362m) and Mynydd Islwyn (312m) 

After being unable to complete the walk at the official event organised by the Caerphilly Challenge Series on May 9th due to a medical emergency, Jonathan remained  determined to complete the walk and raise vital funds for the organisation.


In light of this unfortunate incident, Jonathan rescheduled the walk to take place once fit and well. We are proud to announce that on Saturday 30th May Jonathan did just that, and successfully completed the full 21 miles in little under 12 hours.

 Jonathan and Volunteers at the peak of Twmbarlwn

Congratulations Jonathan on your perseverance and dedication to your commitment, we are proud to call you part of our trustee board and volunteer team.

Special thanks to

Joanne Jones-Downing
Wyn Jones-Downing
Michelle Seale
John Seale
 

Watch this space for the total amount raised. 

If you would like to donate to this cause then please call us on 01495 233555 or visit our support us page here:

http://www.disabilitycando.org.uk/supportus/makeadonation/default.htm

 

 

 

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