Who We Are

We are Action on Disability. We are a Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) striving to change perceptions and to end marginalisation, discrimination and exclusion of disabled people. This means that we are a charity led and run by disabled people committed to breaking down barriers and creating opportunities.

Guided by our values and principles, focused on our mission, we pursue a singular vision.


To be part of and promote an inclusive society free from disabling barriers where all individuals are equal.


  • Influence local and national policy by promoting the rights of disabled people
  • Deliver high quality, professional, inclusive and accessible activities which promote independence for disabled people
  • Increase disabled people’s knowledge and confidence about their rights enabling them to access opportunities and make well-informed choices

Values and Principles

Human Rights for All

As explained in the Social Model of Disability, we view disability as a social construct and for the lives of disabled people to improve that construct must change. Therefore, we are committed to the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

Inclusion & Diversity

The incorporation of and respect for diverse cultures and people is essential to achieving a sustainable service

Social Justice

Alleviating poverty in the pursuit of equity is an important part of creating a more fair society

Partnership & Collaboration

We work with disabled people, Deaf and Disabled Peoples’ Organisations, families and communities around Greater London because we believe we are stronger together. 

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