History

In the late 1980s a group of disabled people got together to offer support to other disabled people and their carers who were finding it difficult to access the information and services they needed.

The charity has since developed and expanded. Over time we have introduced a professional advocacy scheme across all 11 districts and boroughs in Surrey and improved our information service from merely telephone to accessible and vibrant town centre Hubs. We have expanded our offer to the Borough of Slough, where we provide all statutory and a range of community advocacy services. As well as these services we also campaign for greater awareness of the needs and rights of disabled people. 

We are a Registered Charity: 1156963 and Limited Company by Guarantee: 8915239 Click Here to read SDPP's Articles of Association and Annual Reports.

SDPP have been awarded Investors in People status and this framework forms the structure of how we lead, support and improve our operation.

We have also achieved the Advocacy Quality Performance Mark and all our Advocates hold or are working towards their National Advocacy Qualifications.

We are one of the founder members of Surrey Coalition of Disabled People. Being autonomous, it can represent its members objectively, without any conflict of interests and can respond quickly and effectively to the needs of its members.

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