At The Disability Union you’re never alone and together we’ll knock discrimination dead.
Our job as a caseworker is to empower and support you.
WE LISTEN WHEN THEY WON'T.
WE UNDERSTAND WHEN NOBODY ELSE DOES.
WE SUPPORT YOU WHEN NOBODY ELSE WILL.
Karla Fido, Caseworker
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How It Works
We bring Disabled people together and
empower them to change their lives and the world in 3 steps
- Providing much-needed services that have taken a huge hit by government cuts
- Hosting sensory play sessions involving music, movement, and stimulating the senses through play
- Working with local visitor attractions to increase accessibility and inclusive practices
- Working with businesses and organisations to promote and raise awareness of accessibility within our communities
- Regular social groups and events for members online and in person
There are less opportunities for us as Disabled people due to all sorts of access barriers.
We provide opportunities around employment, politics, sports and every other aspect of life including:
- 1:1 support from a caseworker on disability-related issues.
- Disability Union skills Academy – 700+ Online Courses on everything from confidence to software development to beauty therapy.
- Regular online or in person events focused on employability, inclusion in a workplace etc
- Our Disability and Democracy project that is helping Disabled people get into politics.
One of The Disability Unions’ main aims is to help our community fight for fairness and equality.
People with power only listen to two things: money and people. You need a lot of one or the other to get them to listen. It is by uniting Disabled people into one voice that we are building the people power to knock discrimination dead.
Besides the right not to be discriminated against or bullied, fair treatment also includes dignity. This is why we are working alongside national health trusts to ensure disabled people are treated with respect. Our recent projects include :
- Accessible play areas
- Accessible leisure centres
- Lobbying MP’s regarding the neglect of disabled people during the pandemic
- Changing Places Toilets
- Accessible entry into the employment sector
Who’s it for?
Feeling bored or ignored?Do you feel rejected by a world that isn’t set up for Disabled people? Are you feeling discriminated against, left behind or without a purpose? We’ll help you find your way to freedom and independence and get you the answers you deserve.
Disability Rights ActivistsCampaigns and political activism are at the heart of what we do. Join the fight as we agitate, educate and organise to knock discrimination dead.
Feeling left behind?Are you wanting to do more, feeling stuck or without a purpose in a world that doesn’t understand you? Welcome home we’ll help you find your purpose and get access to the opportunities you need to achieve your goals.
ParentsWant to stand up for your Disabled child, need some support from people who understand? Come join the gang, we’ve got your back.
- For members on a low wage or benefits
- For members in full-time work
- For parents with disabled children
- For members that can afford a little more
Call: 02382 546 695