Our Team is small but mighty. We have 3 part time caseworkers who support clients, we also have just recruited an admin apprentice who is a Young Carer with sole caring responsibilities for her parent and our CEO is very experienced in the charity world.
All work part time and all have direct experience of disability and the benefits system, so empathy, knowledge and compassion is in abundance at Team DISH.
We work with some of the most disadvantaged people in our disability community and all our services to them are free.
Project No Fear will:
Develop a local disability coalition bringing small charities who work in our area with
different specialisms together, we can best support the people of all ages with
disabilities within our community. We are stronger together.
We would work with partners who can support clients with:
Mobility - so clients can spend their money in the local economy
Parent Network Group - so to support parents with children with disabilities have options through increasing their income to have a better family life and more opportunities.
A debt advice service - as most of our clients are locked in poverty and debt
Specialist condition services - so we can support people with conditions such as MS, visual impairment etc.
The aim of Project No Fear is to make sure 'no one falls through the cracks, no one has issues they cant solve, everyone supports people holistically. Project No Fear wants to enable a collaborative coalition to support people forgotten by the system, give them confidence back, reduce isolation and loneliness and increase their social and community networking.
We will use the money to support the development of the coalition, increase our volunteer base, develop online and in person training for parents and others and develop joint fundraising initiatives
All these unique vital bespoke services are at risk and yet they provide practical, on the
ground useful information, advice, practical aid and budgeting advice across the whole
spectrum of ages.
The loss of these services would be devastating for the most vulnerable within our
In isolation we can’t affect the local landscape but by joining together, we can increase
our presence, aim to help more of our community and have a strong voice for our
community where it matters.
Communities recognising that they need to get together to support each other’s purpose
and aims as nothing can be done in isolation and it is not effective use of any resources.
This would be a unique opportunity for our client base. To have a hub of charities that
can support their every need and also enable them to become more active participants
in their own local community - reducing isolation and loneliness which can have a
positive effect on their health and mental health well being.
We can do this! But we need your help to make it happen! Have no fear - support Project No Fear.