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*NEW* Welfare Support Job Opportunities

Monday 20 January 2014

 

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


Welfare Support Services Manager (full time, 35 hrs per week, salary £26,539) post ref 20141
Welfare Benefits Caseworker (full time, 35 hrs per week, salary £20,858) post ref 20143
Administrator (full time, 35 hrs per week, salary £19,128) post ref 20142
Training and Placement Officer (part time, 30 hrs per week £16,395 pro rata, £14,053 actual) post ref 20144


All posts are subject to CRB 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 14th February 2014.

Any queries please email support@disabilitycando.org.uk  or please call the office on  01495233555

 

We cannot accept emailed applications.  Please return a hard copy of the Job Application form to:-
Recruitment, The Disability Can Do Organisation, Penllwyn Millennium Centre, Penllwyn Lane, Pontllanfraith, Blackwood, NP12 2EQ

 

Click here to open the Welfare Support Manager Job Description (Word 2007 or newer)

Click here to open The Welfare Benefits Caseworker Job Description (Word 2007 or newer)

Click here to open the Training Officer Job Description (Word 2007 or newer)

Click here to open the Office Adminstrator Job Description (Word 2007 or newer)

Click here to open the Job Application Form (Word 2007 or newer)

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BIG PACKING A BIG SUCCESS!

Sunday 22 December 2013

 

BAG PACKING A BIG SUCCESS!

Disability Can Do was at Sainsbury's Pontllanfraith today packing customers bags in the store.

The aim of the  bag-packing was to raise funds and awareness for the charity, and to publicise our services available in the area. We are please to say the event was a great success, and thanks to the shoppers generosity we managed to raise £686.29  

A big big thank you goes to Sainsbury's for giving us the support we needed to raise much needed funds, and to all our volunteers and helpers who were at the store all day.

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!

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OFFICE CLOSURE OVER CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Friday 20 December 2013

 

Office Closure times over Christmas Period

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CHRISTMAS RAFFLE WAS A REAL CRACKER!

Thursday 19 December 2013

 

CHRISTMAS RAFFLE WAS A CRACKER!

A huge thank you to everyone who bought, sold and donated prizes to our Christmas Raffle 2013. 

 We managed to raise a grand total of £456.00 which will go towards the running costs of the charity.

We would like to thank everyone who helped to sell tickets, without your hard work we would not have had such a successful raffle. Special thanks also goes to those who kindly donated prizes for our raffle.

We would like to make a special mention of Sainsbury’s & International Greetings and thank them for all their support with our fundraising efforts, and their donations of raffle prizes.

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WELSH DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE

Friday 13 December 2013

 

WELSH DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF OLDER PEOPLE

Welsh Government are seeking comments and views on this draft of the Welsh Declaration of the Rights of Older People.

The proposed declaration sets out the rights that older people have. This information would help statutory bodies and service providers who work for, or on behalf of older people to know what is expected in Wales.

It would include guidance on what is expected to ensure older people receive the support and services they need. It would also help older people to know what their rights are by clearly setting out their entitlements.

We are asking for views from people of all ages but particularly would welcome comments from:

Older people

Young people

Families

Carers

Black and Minority Ethnic interest groups

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender interest groups

Residents Associations

Housing associations

Credit unions

Care and support workers

Organisations  made up of older people

Organisations which provide services to older people

Organisations which work for or on behalf of older people

Employers

Education and Training provide

 

How to respond

Submit your comments by 15 March 2014, in any of the following ways:

Email

Strategyforolderpeople@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Post

Strategy for Older People Team, Integration Policy and Delivery Division
Welsh Government
Floor 4 (North Core), Crown Buildings
Cathays Park
Cardiff
CF10 3NQ

Additional information

Telephone: 029 2082 6928    

Large print, Braille and alternate language versions of this document are available on request.

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WG Blue Badge Consultation

Sunday 1 December 2013

 

WG Blue Badge Consultation

Welsh Government are consulting blue badge eligibility and Cognitive Impairments.

The Blue Badge Scheme in Wales provides access to services and facilities to people with mobility impairments who meet the eligibility criteria. This consultation outlines proposals to include within the eligibility criteria people who are unable to travel safely because of sensory and cognitive impairments that impact on their safety when accessing services and facilities.

For more information see: http://wales.gov.uk/consultations/transport/bbscheme/?lang=en

If you would like to contribute to the consultation you can do so by sending  your comments / views directly to the Welsh Government.

Email: blue.badge@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Post:  Blue Badge Team, Integrated Transport Unit, Welsh Government, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ

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Independent Living Fund to be re-examined by ministers

Thursday 21 November 2013

 

Independent Living Fund to be re-examined by ministers

The government will not be seeking leave to appeal after its decision to abolish the Independent Living Fund (ILF) was overturned in a court ruling.

The £320m ILF currently provides support enabling nearly 19,000 severely disabled people in the UK to live independent lives in the community.

The High Court ruled in April that the closure decision was lawful, but this was overturned by the Court of Appeal.

The ILF will continue for now with ministers set to reconsider its future.

The fund provides a ring-fenced budget for the independent living needs of severely disabled people.

‘Fight back’

Last year the government decided to close it and devolve the funding to local authorities.

That meant the money would no longer be ring-fenced, would be subject to normal budget cuts, and many disabled people feared that they would lose it.

The Court of Appeal quashed that decision, because it found that the government had not given proper consideration to issues raised by the Equality Act, which included the need to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people, and to encourage them to take part in a public life.

The government said it would not appeal, but, in light of guidance provided by the Court of Appeal, ministers would be invited to make a new decision on its future based on further advice.

BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman said the announcement meant that, for the time being, the fund remains intact and in business.

Campaigners are now urging the government to secure the fund’s long-term future, he added.

A statement from anti-austerity group Disabled People Against Cuts, whose members took the case to court, said: “We all owe a great debt of gratitude to the five ILF users that took this to the courts and the solicitors and barristers who worked tirelessly.

“It has proved that disabled people can and will fight back. It has proved that disabled people can win.”

The Department for Work and Pensions said: “This government is absolutely committed to supporting disabled people and we continue to spend around £50bn a year on disabled people and their services.”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24870493

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Court Case finds closure of Independent Living Fund unlawful

Wednesday 6 November 2013

 

INDEPENDENT LIVING VICTORY FOR DISABLED PEOPLE.

Today the Court of Appeal held that the Minister for Disabled People had acted unlawfully when deciding, in December 2012, that the Independent Living Fund (ILF) would close in 2015.

The ILF is a body of the DWP but managed by independent trustees and has, for more than 20 years, helped severely disabled people to live independent lives.

The Court of Appeal has quashed the decision on the grounds that the Minister failed to have due regard to the Government's obligations to promote equality of opportunity for disabled people, under the Equality Act, when deciding to close the fund.

Read a full press release on the decision.

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'Keep warm, Keep well'

Friday 25 October 2013

 

'Keep warm, Keep well'

 

The Department of Health has published an updated version of the ‘Keep warm, keep well’ leaflet as part of their Cold Weather plan for 2013.

The Cold weather plan aims to advise and prepare people for the effects of winter weather on people’s health. The document provides health advice for individuals including information on having a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as advising people to protect themselves from seasonal flu by getting a free annual flu jab.

The document is aimed at people aged over 60, low income families and people living with a disability. The document advises on how to heat your home effectively and talks about the financial help that is available to help people in heating their home. This includes the Winter Fuel Payment, currently only available for people who were born on or before 5th July 1951, the Cold weather payment and the Warm Home Discount scheme.

Read the updated version of the ‘Keep warm, keep well' leaflet online or contact the Department of Health for an alternative format.

 

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