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Disability Cambridgeshire 25th Anniversary Dinner
25th October 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pm£33 – £250
Guest speaker: Heidi Allen, MP
Disability Cambridgeshire was founded as Directions Plus in 1993, following the merger of 3 charities. In the past 25 years we have worked tirelessly to give disabled people and their carers the information they need to live their lives more fully. In that time we have given benefits advice to thousands of people to claim the revenues they need and are entitled to, bringing in millions of pounds of income to the area.
Frequently, we have to take these cases to appeal, and our benefits caseworkers have taken hundreds of cases to First and Upper Tier Tribunals. In 2017, 94% of PIP appeals we took to tribunal were successful.
Disability Cambridgeshire has also provided paid and voluntary work experience so that dozens of disabled people have moved into work. We have given a profusion of advice on rights, aids, transport, support groups, and social activities, and have campaigned to have disabled people’s views recognised and the Equality Act 2010 respected.
In these years all our charity’s funding has been raised by the staff and members of Disability Cambridgeshire. This has varied greatly over time, which affects the work we are able to do. But we can only help more disabled people and carers by being properly funded, which is increasingly difficult in the voluntary sector. We are the only group in this area providing the range of services we do, but our income is limited.
This dinner is to raise awareness and funding for Disability Cambridgeshire, and to mark our Silver Anniversary. We are offering the tickets at a cost price of £33 for a single or £65 for a double.
Here’s to another 25 years!