DEWA is a national organisation run and controlled by Deaf women from Ethnic Minority groups. DEWA provides a range of support and empowers BME Deaf women to have a choice and control, be active and be successful in all aspects of their lives without compromising their identity.
Deafinitely’s vision is a world where deaf people are a valued part of the national theatre landscape, recognised for the excellence of their work. We are the only professional deaf-led theatre company in the UK that works bilingually in British Sign Language and spoken English, and produces work that caters to audiences of all ages.
DASL is an independent charity and Lambeth’s leading pan-impairment Disabled People’s Organisation. We provide a range of high quality information, advice and advocacy, direct payments support and community development services as well as peer-support based activities programmes.
The Disability Hate Crime Network is an unfunded group of disabled people from a range of backgrounds who campaign for greater recognition of the danger of disability hate crime. We also deliver training and advice on Disability Hate Crime to various agencies including police, Crown Prosecution Service, local authorities and academia.
HAFCAC campaigns to help break the link between poverty and disabled/older people. We aim to prevent LBHandF reducing support to residents and charging for services. We work to involve disabled people in local democratic processes such as voting and to set the framework for co-production with our local Council.
Merton CIL is run and controlled by Deaf and Disabled People for Deaf and Disabled People. We provide advice and advocacy support to Deaf and Disabled People in Merton in the following areas: debt and low income, benefits, health, independent living, community care and housing. We also provide support around Disability Hate Crime
People First is a national organisation run and led by people with learning difficulties. We aim to raise awareness of the rights of people with learning difficulties, develop the skill base of self-advocacy groups and individuals, and make sure that their voices are heard at government policy level.
Ruils is a user-led charity based in the London Borough of Richmond. We work with the elderly, adults and children with disabilities and long term health and mental health conditions to help them stay independent and connected to their community. We offer advice, advocacy and practical support to enable individuals to have choice and control over the support that they need to live the life of their choice.
Shaping Our Lives is a national organisation and network of user-led groups, service users and disabled people. We are a user-led organisation committed to inclusive involvement and specialise in the research and practice of involving diverse communities in policy, planning and delivery of services.
Southwark Association for Mental Health is a user-led mental health group that runs campaigns about issues that concern us, often in conjunction with Mental Health Resistance Network; publishes a quarterly magazine Southwark Mental Health News; and supports BME user-led mental health group Kindred Minds which runs peer support groups and is currently in the process of developing a BME mental health user manifesto.
Stay Safe East works to tackle hate crime and harassment, domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse against Deaf and disabled people.We support clients to keep safe and move on from abuse. We work to ensure that disabled victims and survivors get justice and resolution, and to change policy and practices.
SACI exists to improve the health and mental well-being of people who suffer with social anxiety by enabling them to make positive choices and increasing their quality of life to have better life chances. Activities include therapeutic self help sessions and physical exercises encouraging them to see physical and mental health as intertwined.