OBAC-(Organisation of Blind Africans & Caribbeans)
We are trusted advisers and educators supporting and empowering disabled people to sustain and facilitate their independence and facilitate greater participation in the community.
About this organisation
Our main aims and objectives are:
a) To support the client group on matters affecting their lives.
b) To represent the client group to access mainstream and voluntary service providers so that their interests are promoted and protected.
c) To offer training and education to enable the client group to take up opportunities in the areas of employment or self-employment.
d) To provide a focus for the client group for mutual support, networking and social activities.
Our current work consists of support services that will help users to develop individual strategies for independent living and to access social events and network meetings to reduce isolation and increase awareness and community cohesion. We work to alleviate poverty by providing advice and training to enable hard to reach disabled people access the labour market or to progress to further education/training programmes.
Recently we have been working on developing and implementing our sustainable strategy and identified 3 areas that we can use to generate income; (a) Legal Services, (b) Training and education (c) Support Services and Brokerage.
OBAC is regulated by the Advise Quality Standard (General Advice and Casework), OISC (Office of Immigration Service Commissioners) at Level 2, City and Guilds, RSA; the provision of advice, guidance and support is embedded within our quality standards to ensure good quality service delivery to our users.