Ruils is a user-led charity supporting disabled children and adults and people with long-term health and mental health conditions to live independently, be part of their community and to live life to the full. We provide information, advice, advocacy, befriending and activities to our clients and their families.
- Advice and advocacy
- Campaigning and research and representation
- Personal assistance
- Self-directed support planning and brokerage
- Sport and social and cultural activities
- Training and volunteering and employment support
Boroughs this organisation works in
- Kingston upon Thames
- Richmond upon Thames
About this organisation
Getting the Right Start
Our children’s services provide parents with information, advice and support to enable them to get their young person with additional need and disabilities the education, community and home support they need to thrive.
• Family Matters – Hounslow and Richmond
• SEND Specialist Advice
• FriendBee, SEND Befriending
• Bright Futures, SEND Transition Support
Connected with the Community
Ruils community and befriending services enable people to engage in accessible, peer-led activities in their community. Activities include: community choir, allotment, creative writing, mental health support group, Breathworks & Mindfulness, art groups and theatre workshops.
We run a range of services that enable people to stay living at home and connected to their community:
• Direct Payment support in Richmond and Wandsworth
• Social Prescribing across Richmond
• Pathways: benefits, housing & social care advice and support
Our peer-led community involvement groups Your Say and the Richmond Transport and Mobility Forum ensure disabled people’s voices are heard and that these views influence local decision-making. Additionally, we collaborate with other organisations to campaign for change on a national level.