Update from DW

disability wales update for members # coronavirus pandemic

Dear Members,

We have found ourselves in unprecedented times.  We do hope you are keeping yourselves as safe as you possibly can.

As recommended by Government we have implemented social distancing and cancelled all upcoming face to face meetings, events and training for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to provide you with up-to-date information through our social media channels – facebook @disabilitywales and twitter @DisabilityWales our website www.disabilitywales.org and by email.  

Please continue to contact us as normal on 029 20887325 or email: info@disabilitywales.org 

Feel free to let us know your questions and comments. We are in regular contact with Welsh Government and other key organisations and will use these channels to raise your issues with them and seek answers. We also welcome your stories and any top-tips about managing social distancing and self-isolation to share with members.

For general advice and guidance on the Coronavirus please refer to the Public Health Wales website: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/. To be kept informed of Welsh Government developments and advice you can visit their webpage at: https://gov.wales/coronavirus

Other sources of information:

Useful Links for Disabled People COVID-19-UK.  Here is a link to an online document highlighting relevant resources for disabled people in relation to the Coronavirus:  https://tinyurl.com/DPsCovidList 

Turn2Us – Benefits and Coronavirus https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Benefits-and-Coronavirus 

Age Cymru – ‘Check-in-and-chat’ anyone over 70 in Wales can register with Age Cymru, free of charge, to receive a regular telephone call from the charity in either English or Welsh. All you have to do call the Age Cymru Advice Number on 08000 223 444 or email enquiries@agecymru.org.uk

Keep safe everyone!  We will come through this period of uncertainty together.

Best wishes,

The Board and Staff at Disability Wales 

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