Exciting New Job Opportunity

Thursday 2 April 2015


Disability Can Do is seeking to recruit a Volunteer Support Officer, this role is critical in supporting volunteer activity across the organisation, including recruiting, selecting, supervising, training, monitoring and safeguarding.  Working closely with service managers and providing pastoral support to volunteers when necessary.

For a Job Description & Job Application form please click on the links below:


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Disability News Service

Thursday 12 March 2015


Disability News Service - Weekly updates

Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for nearly 20 years.

He launched DNS in April 2009 to address the absence of in-depth reporting in both the specialist and mainstream media on issues that affect the lives of disabled people.

The news service focuses on issues such as discrimination, equality, independent living, benefits, poverty and human rights, but also covers arts, culture and sport.

To see the latest news please click on the link below:

To receive weekly updates direct, you can subscribe to the newsfeed.

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£1 million benefits claimed

Tuesday 24 February 2015



£1 million benefits claimed for clients.


Our Welfare Support Service has been operating for over 10 months now offering much needed benefit advice, form filling, income maximisation and training to improve confidence.

During that period over 1200 people have received support.

In total we have supported clients to claim over £1 million of unclaimed benefits; money which has enhanced the local economy and greatly improved people’s lives.

We have also supported over 70 individuals with confidence building training and support.

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Community events and fundraising volunteers needed!!

Saturday 31 January 2015




Do you have a passion for events, are creative and love organising many activities within your local community, family or workplace? 

 Disability Can Do relies on people like you to help us keep our services running and to allow us to support disabled adults and their carers in the best way possible.

  We are currently looking for fundraising volunteers to:

  • Organise and take part in our fundraising events and activities
  • Organise fundraising collections
  • Gather a range of prizes which Disability Can Do can raffle or auction off at events

If you feel you could put your skills and enthusiasm to good use and volunteer then please get in touch on 01495 233555 or email

We’d love to hear from you!!



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Christmas Fayre at Can Do!

Tuesday 9 December 2014


christmas fayre poster

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Tu Fewn: Call for Disabled Artists

Friday 14 November 2014



Link to
Tu Fewn : Call for Disabled Artists


Tu Fewn is an exciting new project from DASH and Disability Arts Cymru.
Three commissions are available to UK and International disabled artists.
Ffotogallery: Commission to create a public-realm/digital cross platform artwork as part of the Diffusion Experience for Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography, 1-31 October 2015.
g39: An artist-curator will be commissioned to work with the g39 team for a 12 month period, responsible for devising one of g39’s 3-month seasons, comprising a main exhibition with associated projects / exhibition spaces, seminars and talks.
Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre: Commission for a disabled artist/maker to curate an exhibition as part of our “Maker to Curator” programme. The resulting exhibition will be presented at LGAC in January 2016.
To Apply:
Fill out the application form for each commission you wish to apply for, available from:
Application deadline for all commissions is 15.12.2014

Interviews will be held the week commencing 02.02.2015


Ffotogallery, Chapter, Market Rd, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
+44 29 2034 1667


Ffotogallery, Turner House, Plymouth Rd, Penarth CF64 3DH
+44 29 2070 8870

Gallery open Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm



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Consultation on the Independent Living Fund in Wales

Thursday 30 October 2014



What is the situation in Wales ? What might happen ?

The UK Government issued on 6 March this year a Written Statement in Parliament that the ILF will close on the 30 June next year. At that time responsibility and the funding for meeting the care and support needs of ILF recipients in Wales will transfer from the UK Government to the Welsh Government. It is then a matter for Welsh Ministers to determine how those needs should be met from that time.

To help Welsh Government decide how best to provide support in future they want to hear from you. They have issued a public consultation seeking your views on what arrangements you want the Welsh Government to make in future for people who get help from the ILF.


The consultation paper includes 4 options. These are:

Option 1: setting up something similar to the ILF in Wales;

Option 2: setting up a national independent living scheme in Wales;

Option 3: transferring responsibility and funding to local authorities in Wales through their normal funding mechanism

Option 4: transferring responsibility and funding to local authorities in Wales via a special grant with conditions set by the Welsh Government.

The consultation explains more about these


The consultation webpage can be accessed here:


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**NEW** Job Opportunities

Monday 29 September 2014





The Disability Can Do Organisation is seeking to recruit the following posts to deliver Citizen Advocacy Services for Disabled Adults and Carers across Caerphilly County Borough:

Citizen Advocacy Services Manager (full time, 35 hrs per week, salary £26,539) Citizen Advocacy Assistant (part time, 30 hrs per week £17,505 pro rata, £15,005 actual)

All posts are subject to DBS check.

All posts are offered on a conditional basis until satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.   Contract length – 3 years, with further continuation subject to funding.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon, Friday 17th October 2014.


We cannot accept emailed applications. 

Please return a hard copy of application form to:-
Recruitment, The Disability Can Do Organisation, Disability Can Do Centre,
1 Bryn Lane, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2PG



Mae’r Mudiad ‘Disability Can Do’ yn awyddus i recriwtio’r swyddi canlynol er mwyn darparugwasanaethau eiriolaeth dinasyddion ar gyfer Oedolion a Gofalwyr Anabl ar draws Bwrdeistref Sirol Caerffili.

Dinesydd rheolwr gwasanaethau eiriolaeth  (llawn amser, 35 awr yr wythnos, cyflog £26,804)Cynorthwyydd eiriolaeth dinasyddion(rhan amser, 30 awr yr wythnos, cyflog £17,505 pro rata, £15,005 gwirioneddol)

Mae’r swyddi i gyd yn ddibynnol ar wiriad DBS.

Cynigir pob swydd ar sail amodol hyd nes cwblhau cyfnod prawf boddhaol o 6 mis.Cyfnod cytundeb - 3 blynedd, gyda pharhad pellach yn ddibynnol ar gyllid. 

 Dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau yw 12pm canol dydd, Dydd Gwener Hydref 17fed 2014.


See below for Job Descriptions & Job Application Form

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If you should require the above documents in any other format, please contact Mrs Helen Williams on 01495 233555.


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Remploy Success

Thursday 25 September 2014


Remploy Success


In this calendar month Disability Can Do has seen the conclusion of the Remploy Employability Project! After 18 months of hard work on behalf of both staff and participants, successes achieved by all involved was celebrated in style during a presentation ceremony held at the new Can Do Centre.

The project, funded by the Office of Disability Issues, was introduced in March 2013 to help support individuals made redundant from the Remploy Packaging & Print factory located in Croespenmaen. By providing a tailored employability package of CV support, assistance in applying to work vacancies and free accredited training, the project has been successful in helping 83% of project participants to take the next step in their career path.

Led by project leader Julie Charles, the project has provided all the tools needed for participants to regain confidence and enter the workplace afresh with nationally recognised qualifications and a host of skills that will assist them in their professional lives. Over the project duration, participants had access to training such as Emergency First Aid at work, Asbestos awareness and Manual Handling refreshers with other sessions aimed at improving interview techniques, motivation and other soft skills such as time management.

During the closing ceremony, participants were at hand to celebrate the successful outcomes that have been achieved over the last year and a half and were encouraged to review their journey from initial redundancy to the present. Speaking on behalf of the organisation, Chairman Roger Bevan announced his pleasure at such great results arising from the project and that participants should “be very proud” of every achievement. Several participants were keen to continue their involvement at Disability can do by enrolling on our volunteering program and have greatly contributed to the fundraising events over the summer period.

Staff and Trustees would like to give a big thank you to training providers “Rights for Us” and Joanne Tarling for helping to make this project so successful and to say good luck to all project participants for the future!


Roger Bevan, Chairman, presents flowers to project leader Julie Charles. Lindsey Lewis (Left), project participant and volunteer has recently obtained employment with Valley View Care Home.


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