We're all about changing society for the better, so that disabled people and their families can have the same opportunities as everyone else.
We work with disabled people and their families at every stage of their lives. We offer practical support - from information services to education and everyday care.
We challenge assumptions about disability, we influence decision makers and we show what can be possible.
Everything we do is about creating real and lasting positive change in individual lives and in the world around us. We believe that together we can create a better society.
What we do
Help and information
We support disabled people and their families through practical information and support, particularly at the time of diagnosis and in a child's early years.
Services for disabled people and their families
We offer a range of services for disabled children and adults, which are primarily focused on those with complex support needs.
We work with disabled people on the issues that are most important to them and aim to raise awareness, change attitudes and influence government policy.
A world where disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their life ambitions as everyone else.
To drive the changes that will make our society the first in which disabled people are able to realise their full civil liberties and human rights
See the person
In our interactions with disabled people we consider all of the qualities and characteristics that go to make people distinctive and unique, not only their impairment or condition.
Set no limit on potential
Every disabled person has the right to live their life and work towards their goals without being limited by other people's expectations or prejudices. We never set limits on any disabled person's individual potential.
Freedom to choose
Every disabled person should have the right to exercise choice and control over all decisions that shape their future including the products, services and support programmes they use.
Independence and inclusion
All service developments designed to support disabled people should enable them to become increasingly independent and to live their lives within the community of their choice.
Everyday life equality
We believe that all disabled people should have the same opportunity to education, work, building a home and social life, and access to any location or venue that other people in our society enjoy. No more. No less.
Together we can create a better society
The investment required to support our beliefs will be more than repaid through the as yet untapped potential of disabled people and through our collective pride in creating a better society for all.
Please support us to create a society where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else.