Helping Disabled Children & Families

Our Mission

Kin Cymru aims to assist parents of children with special needs/disabilities by helping them to obtain their correct entitlement to benefits. In particular we aim to ensure that families receive the correct award of Disability Living Allowance. This provides them with the extra money needed to improve their child’s life chances.

We can help with initial claims, requests for reconsideration and with appeals.

Covid 19 Statement

During the crisis Kin Cymru will continue to assist with benefits. Although you cannot visit our office, a volunteer can talk to you via e-mail or phone and we can set up appointments on Zoom, Skype or Facetime, to discuss your case.   If you need help completing a DLA  form we will ask you to post the form to our offices  at 8 Castle Square, Wind Street, Swansea  SA1 1DW. We will then arrange an appointment with you to complete the form.

We have had to furlough our staff, but we still have volunteers helping us.  Please e-mail us for assistance or telephone us on 01792 485151 – leave a message and a phone number and  one of us  will ring you back, although not necessarily on the same day.

Current Projects

DLA for Children Project – ongoing (updated 27/06/2020)

Since 2017 we have been running a project assisting parents in the Swansea area with children with special needs and learning disabilities to access Disability Living Allowance (DLA). The project set out to initially assist around 50 parents a year assisting with claims, reconsiderations and appeals. There was initial assistance from the Legal Education Fund via one of their Legal Education Fellows and since summer 2018 the project has been run by a small number of dedicated volunteers. The project so far has enabled every parent it has assisted to obtain or increase their entitlement to DLA for their child.

The project, having established its training systems and delivery model, is now poised to expand to recruiting and training a larger number of volunteers to enable it to step up the amount of assistance that it can provide, however due to the covid-19 crisis this has had to be delayed.

We are are attempting to secure funding via grants, however donations are always gratefully accepted and will assist us to continue our vital work.

To make a donation to enable us to continue our vital work please donate via gofundme.

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