Action on Disability was established 40 years ago. During that time we have become an important part of the disabled person’s community. We have constantly sought to tackle the toughest issues, like poverty, discrimination, reduced access and internalised oppression. Operating within the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, our work highlights the importance of supporting disabled people of all ages to get fair and equal access to a wide range of services. It is through these programmes we play our part in creating a more inclusive society.
We work with you and for you. You shape our work and the way we work.
Action on Disability is proud to set the example for disability employment. We have carved out a reputation for setting up and delivering in-work support, job training and supported internships.
The percentage of people with learning disabilities in employment in the UK is a shockingly low 6.7%, but AOD has a 65% success rate of graduates from its supported internships going into sustained employment in London.
Action on Disability Youth Service works with young people of all abilities aged between 11 and 25. Our main aim is to remove barriers faced by young disabled people so that they can take part in activities of their choosing and support them to reach their full potential.
We provide a free, independent and confidential service to disabled people over the age of 18 who are eligible for social care. Our advocates ensure that you are informed of your rights, allowed to make your own decisions and given fair and equal treatment.
We also offer free benefits advice and assistance to disabled adults and children of all ages, (this includes parents and carers of disabled children) living in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
By creating a safe space to meet others, learn new skills and share information our Independent Living Service is designed to enable disabled people to become more confident and self-sufficient.