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.
It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 April 2011 to 12:00 AM, 1 March 2012
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.
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