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DaCE Support Services

Do you want to control how your care is provided but need help to do it?

You decide who works for you – We help you recruit staff

You decide what your staff do – We help with contracts

You decide what hours your staff work – We help with the payroll

You hold the purse strings – We do the accounts for you

 

Get the care you need from the staff you choose, but let DaCE Support Service take the strain

 

DaCE is a local organisation and has more than 10 years experience supporting people to arrange their care packages and our staff are the experts in this field in Cumbria. Our aim is to support local disabled people to live independently, fully in control of their lives.

 

Our new service offering a comprehensive Personal Assistant Package, which is the first of its kind in Cumbria, is now available to people on a Direct Payment or Personal Budget and also to private paying clients. Using this package we can support you to either recruit your own staff or you can choose from a pool of Personal Assistants. The comprehensive package covers all aspects of employing staff including help with payroll, carrying out CRB checks, contracts of employment, sorting out staff training and helping you manage finances. Alternatively, if you do not require the full service we can provide a customised service according to your individual needs.

 

How do I refer to DaCE Support Services

For more details and free home visits to discuss options, please contact Lynn, Angela, Kieron or Jill.

Lynn Craig

Service Manager

DaCE Support Services

Cumbria Centre for Independent Living

Unit 3, St Nicholas Street,

Carlisle, CA1 2EF

Telephone: 0845 1249 401

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Angela Woodburn

Independent Living Coordinator (Copeland & Allerdale)

Telephone: 01946 825550

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Kieron Park

Independent Living Coordinator (Carlisle & Eden)

Telephone: 01228 401952

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Debbie Hutchinson

Independent Living Coordinator (Barrow)

Telephone: 0845 1249 303

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Website: www.carlisledisability.org.uk

 

 

Welfare Benefits Service

In Carlisle we provide free, confidential and impartial advice and assistance on all aspects of welfare benefits.  This includes:

  • Full benefit assessment
  • Information on Disability Living Allowance
  • Information on Attendance Allowance
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Tax Credits

We can help with completing claim forms and respresent at Tribunals.

We can help anyone who is affected by ill-health or disability, their family and carers.

We offer telephone advice and can liaise with agencies such as the Jobcentre or Disability Benefits Centre on your behalf.

We will support you when challenging decisions and making appeals.

We can visit you at home if it is difficult for you to come to the office.

The Welfare Benefits Advice Service is currently funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Northern Rock Foundation.

Disability Association Carlisle & Eden is a registered charity no: 1108946

Website: www.carlisledisability.org.uk

 

How to refer to the Welfare Benefits Service:

Carlisle – Adviser & Service Co-ordinator: Sue Thomson

Disability Association

1st Floor, Unit 3 St Nicholas Street

Carlisle CA12 2EF

Tel: 01228 674882

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Opening hours are Monday - Friday:  9am to 5pm, by appointment only

 

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For more information about the Welfare Benefits Service click here (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 80.5kb)

 

For more information about DaCE click here (pdf file download Acrobat reader icon 49.9kb)