2015 will be the 30th year that the Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk) has been open offering advice and support to people in Suffolk Coastal.

In 2013/14

  • We supported our clients to gain an additional £1,814,688 in benefits
  • The service advised 1,080 clients
  • We had 6,170 enquiries in total during the year
  • We won 82% of the 106 appeals and reconsiderations we completed
  • We gave £7,463 as small grants to individuals

Financial Gain: 1 April 2013-31 March 2014

The total benefit awarded to clients as a result of our work this year was approximately £1,814,688 highlighting the essential need for our service in the East Suffolk Coastal area.

Financial gain by benefit

The spreadsheets and charts below are from Google Sheets.

Financial gain by area


“Thank for all your help. Could not have done it without you.”

Customer testimonial (8)

“Very understanding and helpful, considering it took two hours to fill out the form!! Great service, lots of good volunteers”

Client 2015-16 (6)

“Fantastic service would have been totally lost without the great help and advice thank you.”

Customer testimonial (5)

“My sister and I found the adviser to be knowledgeable and understanding to our questions and the needs of the person we were representing. Very helpful and willing to assist us.”

Customer testimonial (7)