Participating Project

Project information

DIAL Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Supporting children, young people and adults with a long term limiting health condition or a disability with information, advice and support to live independently and with dignity within their communities, with the same life chances as non-disabled people.

Our project has been running for 21 years and we hope will continue for as long as it is needed

Charity information: disAbility Cornwall & Isles Of Scilly

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  • Need

    Need

    Cuts to services and reductions in household income are removing the safety net relied upon just to make ends meet. The drive to get people into employment seems well-intentioned, but workplaces are largely inaccessible and attitudes to inclusion still have a long way to go. Cornwall has high levels of deprivation and poverty related to poor health, housing and lower levels of attainment in education, exacerbated by rurality and a lack of affordable and accessible transport.

    Solution

    We help hundreds of people annually by providing a listening ear, emotional support and assistance as well as practical information and support such as with Health & Well-being; Independent Living & Equipment; Rights & Discrimination and Money & Welfare Entitlements. We ensure people have their basic needs met to enable them to stabilise their home and environment, maximise household income and overcome issues which lead to isolation, so they can live safe, engaged and independent lives.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    People achieve independence, choice and control and live as a valued and equal members of society


    Activities

    » Provide a listening ear and emotional support
    » Practical assistance: Health & Wellbeing, Money, Housing, Discrimination, Leisure, Independent Living & Equipment, Training & Employment
    » Emergency support: Food bank Vouchers and crisis grants
    » Outreach support for people with complex situations and in need of face to face assistance

    What success will look like

    64% of clients say we make a ‘big’ positive difference to their lives and 18% say we make ‘some’ positive difference to their lives.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Clients have their basic needs met to enable them to stabilise their home and environment, maximise household income and overcome issues so they can live safe, engaged and independent lives. Disabled people are included and valued for their contribution as equal citizens within their communities.
    We capture data and share information in our annual reports, case studies and reports to our funders

    Risk

    Not securing adequate funding to meet the demand of people with a long term limiting health condition or disability who are in need of our services and support.

    We have excellent financial planning and self generate a good proportion of our income to help reduce reliance on grants and donors.

    Reporting

    We invite donors to become members so they receive weekly updates of our work and activity.
    We will create a web page especially for the Big Give Christmas Challenge Project to report our outcomes and success.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £29,880

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      Amount Heading Description
      £17,400 Front line delivery costs Salary costs with overheads of an Adviser to provide information, advice & support
      £12,480 Front line delivery costs Salary costs with overheads of an Apprentice to provide information, advice & support while training
  • Background

    Location

    We are based in Hayle, West Cornwall but cover the entire County and the Isles of Scilly. We also support many disabled people who live outside of the County but are visiting the area.
    Cornwall is a peninsula 80 miles long with high rurality and poor and inaccessible public transport. Services and support is fragmented and often, for disabled people, difficult to navigate

    Beneficiaries

    Children, young people and adults of any age with a long term limiting health condition or a disability, their families and carers living or visiting Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are a user led, membership organisation, established by disabled people. We have 21 years experience of delivering our mission to Represent Include, Support & Empower our stakeholders.
    We are well managed, with good financial planning, a business plan, we work in partnership with others to promote best practice and raise awareness. We are an award winning organisation holding two excellent quality standards.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Theresa Court

    Theresa manages our Advice Services. In post for 16+ years, she is a great role model for her team, as an empathic and professional leader

    Cornwall Fire & Rescue Community Safety Service

    We work in partnership for the Keeping Safe & Well initiative. They undertake home visits and refer people to us for support when need is identified

    Steve Paget MBE

    Steve is our Chair, he is passionate about the ability of disabled people to live full and equal lives

    Debbie Iles

    Debbie is our senior adviser, she is highly skilled, compassionate and has 9 years experience in this role.