Information Officer Funding
The Information Officer is key to providing many of the services to disabled people within East Sussex. We did have a promise of funding for this position for 2011/12 but unfortunately we have been let down by the donor and now desperately need to find funds to support this position next year.
April 2011 - March 2012
EAST SUSSEX DISABILITY ASSOCIATION
There is a lack of easliy accessible information and advice for Disabled People within East Sussex. There needs to be a central point for disabled people, their families and carers to be able to contact to obtain advice and find out further information on benefits, equipment, transport and other such issues. Whilst this position has existed within ESDA for quite some time now, due to the recession and government cut backs funding for this position is now much harder to obtain.
Our Information Officer provides a central person for disabled people to contact when trying to find out information re benefits, equipment, transport and all other matters to help disabled people, their families and carers within East Sussex. Our officer can also help disabled people in dealing with benefit reviews and claims which are currently all under review and which some people find difficult to deal with on their own.
Assist disabled people in their day to day living
Activities» Offer advice, information and support
Success will be seeing disabled people obatin the information and support they need and helping them live their lives to the fullest.
The long term change will be greater indepedence for disabled people. We will be able to demonstrate this success by recording our enquiries into our database and monitoring our clients outcomes.
Any risks are minimal, but the major ones will be as a result of any reduction in funding of services by the government. Changes in legislation may affect benefits available to disabled people.
We will be happy to provide feedback in any form that the donor may require.
Budget - Project Cost: £50,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £2,500 IT IT support, maintenance & equipment upgrades £3,000 Admin Appointment arranging, telephone support £30,000 Salary Salary and on-costs £5,000 Overheads Office costs etc £4,500 Management Managment costs, training etc. £5,000 Travel Travel & volunteer costs
We are located in Eastbourne next to a train station and easily accessible by public transport. Our facilities are fully accessible. We have 19 local groups within East Sussex who support disabled people within the community. We also have 3 fully accessible coaches.
Disabled people within East Sussex.
Our charity was founded in 1938 and has many years experience of supporting disabled people within East Sussex. Our charity is a User Led Organisation, run by disabled people for disabled people.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Information Officer (Prefer Not To Name At This Stage)
Our Information Officer has a wealth of knowledge and experience. As a disabled person herself she is well placed to advise and assist others.