Calderdale D.A.R.T. was established in September 1984 and offers an advice/information service for people with disabilities and Carers living in Calderdale. We are based at Harrison House in the centre of Halifax.
The help we can give ranges from:
Simple signposting e.g. address/phone numbers of other services in the area.
Providing advice and information on a range of issues including welfare benefits.
Calculating whether or not you are entitled to a range of benefits including: Income Support; Housing Benefit; Council Tax Benefit; Tax Credits (Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit;) and any other benefits
Helping you to challenge any decisions you are unhappy with, including Disability Living Allowance, Incapacity Benefit; etc...
We can also give you advice/information on other issues such as where to find the local Shopmobility service or information about the Blue Badge Scheme or how to access the Councils Gateway to Care Service for adults etc.
We are very active in fundraising and have organised a number of events including street collections; raffles/tombola’s etc and in September 2010 we hosted the second Annual ‘Last night of the Proms’ event at the Brighouse Civic Hall. We are trying to increase our fundraising efforts and we are always on the lookout for people to help us.
We operate an appointments system and there is usually a waiting list for appointments. The waiting list is currently 4 weeks.