Who We Are
We are a Peer-Led Charity and Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO).
Our office is based in Barnet, North West London. Nearly all of our charity trustees and staff have lived experience of disability, including mental health issues and/or long-term health conditions.
Every day, disabled people everywhere overcome barriers to participating in society and accessing many things that non-disabled people take for granted. We believe that these experiences give us a deep understanding of how society can be made more equal and inclusive.
We believe that learning to use our lived experience for social change is a skill. We have become experts in harnessing the lived experience of our staff, members, volunteers and people who use our services to design and deliver higher quality, more person-centred services. We believe that this benefits both disabled people and society more widely. We also work to support other organisations to do the same. Our work is very much influenced by the Social Model of Disability, the Survivors Movement and Trauma-Informed approaches and Independent Living principles.