Disability Huntingdonshire

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Recent news

 

Huntingdon Area Money Advice - Covid 19

Our friends at Hunts Money advice have taken steps to protect their volunteers during these unprecedented times - if you need financial help, please look at the information they have provided to us.

Letter aboout Coronavirus March 20

HAMA Referral Form modified

Client Guide to Debt Advice

Options for Tackling Your Debt Problems

 

You can also go on the Citizens Advice website.

 

Coronavirus Update - Guidance for Clients

Following government and public health recommendations, Disability Huntingdonshire is issuing these information bulletins:

Home visits

Visiting the office

 

Arm Cambridge Fund

We are thrilled to have received £2450.00 to support the costs of our Business Admin Apprentice Ella from the Arm Foundation via Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.

 

Tracy Hyland Interview on HCRFM

Interview with Norman Knapper on 3rd February 2020

 

 

MP

 

Visit by Shailesh Vara MP

On Friday 24th January, we had a visit from Shailesh Vara MP who came to visit DISH offices and talk about our work and how he could support us. We were very appreciative.

 

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 23rd January was the AGM for DISH. We had an unsung hero award and Kath pictured won for her tireless work in supporting her autistic granddaughter whilst having disabilities herself. She truly is an inspirational woman.

 

The AGM was very well attended and at the end we were awarded 2 cheques totalling £21,500.

 

 

Funding News

DISH has been successful in securing funding for 2020 – we have been awarded money from Huntingdon Freemens, also the Primary Care Network and Godmanchester Town Council. Funding will always be an issue for DISH and we will strive to secure more funding this year.

 

Cambridge Water Support Services

Cambridge Water have let us know about a scheme that may be useful:

 

"Cambridge Water provide two services for people on low incomes or who have disabilities. The first is the 'assure' tariff. This gives a reduction of 60% of the total bill in the first year and 40% in the second year. It's for households whose total income is less than £310 a week or £16,105 per annum. If there are up to 2 dependent children then an additional £1500 per child is added to this amount. Savings are not included and benefits (pip, disability living allowance, attendance allowance, housing benefit, council tax benefit, carers allowance) are also disregarded. There is an application form which has to be completed every two years.

 

We also have a priority services register of vulnerable households who suffer from a disability or who need a constant supply of water for a medical condition, so that in the event of a supply problem such as a burst main we can provide these households with water as quickly as possible.

 

More information is available on our web site www.cambridge-water.co.uk or call 01223 706050"

 

Disability Huntingdonshire Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Please note that DISH will be closed from Friday 20th December until Monday 6th January.

 

Survey - Client User Experience.

Have you used our services before? Please could you help us by completing this short survey – it will take no more than 2 minutes.

 

We are grateful for your participation.

 

DISH have received 2 small amount so funding recently

The Woodroffe Benton foundation have donated £500 to continue with our work.

 

And the Outlook Fund have awarded us some funding to continue case working of £1975.

 

This is great news and we are so grateful.

 

Urgent Funding Help Needed

This piece was printed in the Hunts Post on 23rd October. It highlights the plight of DISH and future funding uncertainty. If anyone can help DISH, please get in touch with ceo@dish.org.uk with any suggestions.

 

CEO Network

CEO Network

Tracy has joined the Supporting Cambridgeshire’s CEO network. This group is specifically for CEO’s of Cambridgeshire’s voluntary and charitable organisations to help prepare for the new economic and political landscape and to support developing new partnerships.

 

Allan Phillips raises £538 for DISH

Allan Phillips – a friend of DISH undertook his first ever wheelchair race and raised a staggering £538 for DISH. Allan intends to do more fundraising for DISH next year, but we are so grateful to him for the amazing effort in undertaking the race and the incredible amount of money raised. Fantastic!

 

 

Tracy Hyland Radio Interview

Listen in to Tracy talking to Pete on Brunch to Lunch – Huntingdon Community Radio on Thursday 21st August talking all things DISH.

 

 

National Lottery Community Fund Award

Disability Huntingdonshire is delighted to announce we have just received funding from the Awards for All ( National Lottery Community Fund) to help us carry on with our essential work. This will help us continue to deliver our vital service.

 

Supporting Older Peoples Project

Disability Huntingdonshire will be an active participant in the Supporting Older Peoples Project being delivered by Huntingdon Town Council and partners. We will be offering advice surgeries to the community every 2nd Wednesday of the month from 10am – 1pm.

 

We cant wait to get involved with this amazing project.