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We Are The First Union
Run BY And FOR
Disabled People
And Carers 

We are building a community that gives us a voice and control over our lives and the decisions made about us.

George Baker, founder of The Disability Union, talks to ITV News about our mission:

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

Community
Just some of our community projects include:
  • 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
  • Forming relationships and liaising with businesses and organisations to promote and raise awareness of accessibility within our communities
  • Weekly members-only online socials hosted via Zoom
  • Online members-only support groups
  • Group online events such as adaptive yoga, meditation, workshops on independent living, disability rights, etc.
Opportunity

We provide opportunities to our members by:

  • Giving them 1:1 support from a caseworker (or team of caseworkers) on disability-related issues, including housing support, PIP applications, Personal Assistant recruitment, and much more
  • Giving them access to over 700 courses at The Disability Union Skills Academy
    • Courses include employability skills such as CV writing, interview skills, and IT skills
    • Courses allow our members to embark on a new career path with courses ranging from Beauty Therapy to Retail Banking
    • All courses are recognised by the CPD accreditation body
Unity

One of The Disability Unions’ main aims is to help our community fight for fairness and equality, whether it’s accessible toilets or inclusive playgrounds. Challenging discrimination and winning equality is at the heart of everything The Disability union does.

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

Join Today

Pay monthly – Become the newest member of The Disability Union today!

*PAY ANNUALLY & GET TWO MONTHS FREE*

contact us

Call: 02382 546 695
Email: support@disabilityunion.co.uk

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