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DaCE Cumbria celebrates 20 years of supporting disabled people

L-R: Stewart Young: Leader of Cumbria County Council; Denise Moses: Chair, DaCE Cumbria; and Fred Wilenius: Chief Officer, DaCE Cumbria.

DaCE Cumbria celebrated its 20th birthday on 12/09 in Carlisle. This charity which is run and managed by disabled people has supported thousands of people since it was established in 1999.

DaCE Cumbria supports 700 disabled people across Cumbria who control their own health or care arrangements and employ their own staff. We offer advice, a payroll service and training for PA’s. 400 disabled people who live in Carlisle or Eden access our welfare benefits service each year and our tribunal service has a 90% success rate. Our Centre for Independent Living in Carlisle stocks a wide range of daily living aids and equipment which you can buy, or use a prescription to pay for. We recycle equipment that is no longer needed and we’ve recycled 11,250 pieces of equipment, which would have otherwise gone to landfill.

Denise Moses, Chair of DaCE Cumbria said: “Today is about celebrating all we’ve achieved over 20 years, especially the many thousands of disabled people we’ve supported throughout our County. We’re looking forward to the future and being able to support many more people going forward.”

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