Active & dynamic disabled persons self help charity - holders of Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND THE CRISES SMALL CHARITIES AND DISABLED PEOPLE FACE WE HAVE INITIATED REMOTE SUPPORT AND GROUPS. BY VIRTUALISING WE ARE ABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH AND BETWEEN ISOLATED PEOPLE WITH A RANGE OF DISABILITIES. PEOPLE WHO WOULD OTHERWISE BE FURTHER MARGINALISED BY SOCIETY. THIS WORK IS MORE TIME INTENSIVE AND COSTLY, PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING US BY MAKING A REGULAR DONATION SO WE CAN GET THROUGH THESE DIFFICULT TIMES AND BE IN A POSITION TO RETURN TO NORMAL WHENEVER THAT IS! Why - we believe in the talents and skills of people with disabilities. What - we encourage and support disabled people who want to volunteer and be involved in the community. How - Our various initiatives create empowerment environments where disabled people can demonstrate positive role models and challenge negativity and prejudice. see http://www.oysterproject.org.ukWhy the community needs us
Our members volunteer and provide valuable opportunities for other disabled people to themselves volunteer and contribute in ways that are appropriate to them.Our impact on the community
We have operated groups for craft, art, astronomy, dance, film making, drama, DJ training, online radio, Food Bank etc - we aim to be self-funding for our core activities. All our members have a disability, 50% of our trustees are disabled.