We were set up in 2001, having previously operated since 1984 as a project of a larger charity, Lambeth Accord, under the name ‘In the Know’.
Our organisation is controlled by disabled people through our Management Committee, which has a majority of disabled trustees, and our growing membership. Our job is to provide a range of high quality information, advice and advocacy, direct payments support and user involvement services to disabled people in Lambeth. Since December 2009 we have also been providing information and general advice services to carers as part of the consortium delivering the Carers Hub Lambeth.. Our newest service is Lambeth Resolve a consortium of local charities led by Age UK Lambeth which provides information, advice and advocacy to older and disabled people.
We operate from fully accessible office premises in Brixton, in the centre of this multicultural south London borough.
You can download a leaflet about our services here DASLGeneral_Leaflet_December2012.pdf
Our aim is to enable disabled people, older people and carers to obtain the services to which they are entitled, make choices about how and where they live and play an active role in their communities.
We produce an Annual Review on the work we have done over the past year. The full colour review for 2011/2012 can be downloaded here - DASL_Annual_Review_2011-12.pdf - or you can contact us for a free copy.