Community Development Work with Disabled People

Community Development Work with Disabled People

DASL is Lambeth's leading pan-disability Disabled People's organisation. We have a long history of working in the community to develop projects and activities to support disabled people's voice, campaigning on key issues for local disabled people and partnership work with Lambeth Council, Health and other voluntary organisations on policies and strategies.

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For us, our role is more than providing the major services - information, advice, advocacy, Direct Payments Support - which the Council commissions from us. It means working with, and in support of, our many hundreds of Disabled members and service users and of the wider disability community.

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Since April 2015, DASL has been providing a Community Development Service for Disabled People as part of the Independent living and Carers’ Partnership.

Some of our recent and current community development work is featured on these community development pages.

Our Community Development Worker - Disabled People until February 2019 was Louise Holden. Louise has recently taken up a new post at Inclusion London and we have now redesigned this role to be our Community Development Team Leader. The post will still lead on a range of Community Development work but will also now manage staff delivering our IntoSport, Disability Hate Crime and London Stroke Choir projects. In addition it will take a lead on newer areas of work in our Strategic Plan 2018-2021 including provision for young Disabled people and working with partners to develop more training and work opportunities for Disabled people.

We are currently (March 2019) recruiting to the new post of Community Development Team Leader and you can find out more about the position here.

To find out more about our plans contact our Director,