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 and an outreach office in Newtown.
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, such as Tesco who recently provided some funding to support our Access work. 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; cover at the outreach office in Newtown and are active in the Montgomeryshire Access Group which is facilitated by our Access Officer.
We are members of Advice UK; 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; Advocacy; Access surveys and audits; Training; and the sale of RADAR keys.
We currently have in excess of 200 individual members and representatives from over 30 organisations.