What is Parity for Disability?

Parity for Disability is an established local charity providing specialist services for people aged 18+ with multiple disabilities from Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire since 1991. The charity exists because when people with multiple disabilities leave full-time education, the services they received as children dramatically decline and without the right support, they and their families face a bleak future.

 

What does Parity for Disability do?

Parity runs day services in Camberley, Mytchett and Farnborough, with a high ratio of trained, caring staff. Parity offers opportunities to keep developing and achieve potential. At our day services, people with multiple disabilities (called students) build independence, make choices, are included socially and hold onto important life skills. Their physio, speech and communication needs are overseen by qualified therapists. The regular trips out that the students choose to do would not be possible without Parity’s fleet of adapted minibuses and we encourage them to come up with bold and new ideas for their excursions.

They also operate an Activity Scheme for young people with multiple disabilities in the Easter and summer holidays, and a music therapy programme.

 

What campaigns are currently running?

They must raise between £170,000 and £200,000 each year to cover day service and minibus running costs and replace or update equipment. They raise at least £15,000 each year to keep the minibus fleet on the road.

New supporters and volunteers are always welcome. They run three charity shops, hold fundraising events and work with organisations and companies to keep Parity’s vital services going.

How do I find out more?

If you would like more information about Parity, please visit www.parityfordisability.org.uk or on facebook www.facebook.com/ParityforDisability and Twitter: @ParityFD

Visitors are welcome too, please get in touch if you’d like to come to one of the day services and meet the staff and students.

How to contact Parity for Disability

Contact Helene on 01252 375581 or helene@parityfordisability.org.uk.