Our supporters & Partners
Since TDU launched, we’ve spoken with loads of organisations that have offered their support to us. We also work with a number of disabled-led organisations to provide our members with services, guidance and advice.
Paranimo matches you with the right therapist for your needs, and offers regular sessions with your therapists over secure online video calls, ensuring you get full access to your treatment whether rain or snow, COVID or new normal (which can’t come soon enough!).
We have partnered with Paranimo in order to provide our members with therapy from qualified psychotherapists. This pilot programme entitles 50 members of The Disability Union to six free therapy sessions. If there is enough interest, we will be looking at expanding this offer to cover even more of our members.
Disability Horizons magazine is an online disability lifestyle publication that aims to give disabled people a voice. TDU has been working closely with DH to amplify the voices of our members, cover the union’s news and updates and to produce content together.
“Founded by two disabled guys in 2011, Disability Horizons publishes articles on a wide variety of topics, all to support the aim of a world where disabled people live exactly as they choose to.“
Connecting talented disabled job seekers with inclusive companies. Evenbreak offer disability jobs and resources on diversity and inclusion in the workplace
“Employers told us they struggled to attract disabled candidates. And disabled candidates told us they couldn’t tell which employers were inclusive. So, we joined the dots and created the UK’s most accessible job board to connect the two. The employers who advertise on Evenbreak are actively aiming to attract disabled candidates and the registered candidates (somewhere in the region of 33,000 at the time of writing) want to work for inclusive companies.“
D&A is a disabled-led social enterprise supporting students, organisations and social justice projects to create inclusive cultures.
“Diversity and Ability is an award-winning disabled-led social enterprise paving the way for a future where everyone is welcomed and included.”
In November 2020, the union’s Co-Founder George Baker spoke at their conference. Ever since, we have been working together to best support TDU members who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their family members through webinars and education.
TDU has been working with Fry Law since March 2020, providing our members with fully qualified, professional legal consultation and representation at no costs beyond what they pay for their membership and a no-win-no-fee basis. Fry Law’s history of siding with disabled people and their expertise in disability rights has shown us that they have the right abilities to represent our members when they face legal difficulties.
“Fry Law represents people who are treated unfairly because of practices or policies applied against them by universities, public authorities, shops, restaurants and businesses, either at work or in everyday life. Our team of lawyers specialises in Equality & Human Rights work for people treated badly by service providers because of disability, age, race, gender, sexual orientation and religious beliefs.“
Learning Disability England exists to make life better with people with Learning Disabilities and their families. In October 2020, LDE began supporting us through a grant to provide support to our autistic and neurodivergent members. With the help they have given us, we were able to welcome Ed as a member of our team.
“We aim to make sure:
- What is important to people with Learning Disabilities is heard and understood:
- There is a change in behaviour in service design and delivery that builds on rights
- Demonstrate co-production and real collaborative working making a difference
- Live our values and model the change we want“
LiveYou exists to help identify and create the right social care packages for disabled young adults. When it’s appropriate, we work with LiveYou to support our members in exactly that. But that’s not all; since November 2020, we have also worked with Dan and Sam (LiveYou’s co-founders) to organise joint webinars and educational events.
“LiveYou helps young disabled adults secure the perfect support package to experience a fully independent life. Through our comprehensive service, we assist young disabled adults to make all the necessary preparations to become truly independent.“
Carer support wiltshire
Carer Support Wiltshire helps unpaid carers to access support, services, education and training, and breaks from their caring role. CSW have been valuable to our members across the country in terms of sign-posting, given their wealth of knowledge and experience in the sector.
“We help carers to access services, information, education and training, respite, and breaks from their caring role. We ensure they have a voice that is heard and work with health and social care professionals and employers to raise carer awareness and develop best practice.“
Access Your Life was created in the hope of relieving some of the struggles disabled people and carers face every day, by encouraging disabled people and carers to share their experiences. Whether that may be in the form of a product review, blog post or an advert for a second-hand device!
“Sharing real reviews and pre-loved medical equipment, so that people living with a disability can achieve a brighter future!“
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