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About Us

Disability Powys is a county wide, user-led charity providing information, advice and support to disabled individuals, their families and carers and to businesses and organisations, in the county of Powys.   We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.  We provide a service throughout the county and have a main office in Llandrindod Wells.

We aim to make changes in society and follow the Social Model of Disability in all that we do.

We receive funds via a service level agreement with Powys County Council; The Big Lottery Fund and other funders.  We are constantly seeking further funding to maintain our existing services and to develop future services.

Disability Powys is a DPULO (Disabled People’s User Led Organisation); the board members, staff and volunteers are physically disabled or have lived experience of disabilities.  Our current volunteers provide information and advice to individuals completing benefit claim forms; administrative support to staff and are active in the Montgomeryshire Access Group which is facilitated by our Access Officer.

We are members of Scope; Disability Rights UK; WCVA; PAVO and are involved in local networks such as the Health & Social Care Network; Confidence and Equalities Group; The Powys Advocacy Network; DWP Mid Wales Partnership; Third Sector Providers Forum and the recently formed Physical Disability/Sensory Impairment Partnership Board which is a user-led partnership offering disabled individuals the opportunity to meet with local decision makers and to influence future services in Powys.

The services we offer are: Advice and information; Access surveys and audits and the sale of RADAR keys.

We currently have in excess of 200 individual members and representatives from over 30 organisations.