DAD offers opportunities for disabled people of all ages and carers to learn from one another, and to work together to tackle issues, this is called peer support.
Some examples of our work are:
Further detail of DAD’s peer support opportunities are listed below if you would like to get involved please contact DAD on 01325 489999:
Members are people who use Direct Payments. They discuss topics and support each other with issues related to self directed support and direct payments. It meets every 2nd Tuesday of each month between 1pm and 3 pm at the Independent Living Hub. It is hosted by DAD’s Direct Payment Support Service: the Direct Payment Peer Support Group supports the Direct Payment Support Service to respond and develop in line with the needs and wishes of people who use Direct Payments.
Last Friday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30am, At 001, Cleveland Business Centre, Middlesbrough for employers to come together to discuss issues that affect them
Meets fortnightly to discuss issues which impact on people with learning difficulties. The members also campaign towards improving awareness of Self Advocacy and raise awareness of the rights of disabled people. Always on the lookout for new members to join the People’s Parliament!
A Peer Support group for young disabled people, aiming to develop future leaders of the Disability Movement. Facilitated by DAD’s Children’s and Young Peoples’ Service (ChYPS).
As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community, and continue to support people flexibly to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled people and children experience in their everyday lives. We support over 2,000 people every year. But we need your help.