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View Our Personal Stories

Read in depth about the experiences of four of the students.

We ensure that the individual needs of each person using Parity for Disability’s services are respected. We’re always learning more about the students and learning from them too.

Parity’s philosophy of equality, dignity and rights for people with multiple disabilities is the driving force behind everything we do.

View Some of the Students’ Activities

Read more about just a few of the activities at Parity’s day services.

Staff work with the students to come up with appropriate activities around their requirements. These are always changing and developing.

Tailored and responsive services are key to providing the right support.

View Parity for Disability’s Timeline

Parity for Disability’s origins go back to 1953 when a local group raised funds and awareness for better provision for children.

A research project in the late eighties established the huge gap in services for those 18 and over leaving education.

Thanks to the support of the community, the charity has continued to grow since starting its specialist services in 1991.

View the Core & Essential Service Standards-PMLD

Supporting People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities – Core and Essential Service Standards launched at a national conference in November 2017, with the ambition that the Standards will be adopted nationally.

The aims of the Standards are to support in ensuring people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, children and adults, have access to consistent high-quality support throughout their lives, when supported by any service provider.

Parity for Disability participated in the development of the Standards.

View Raising Our Sights

Raising Our Sights was a milestone report with recommended actions for improving services for adults with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities in the UK.

Undertaken by Professor Jim Mansell of the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, it was submitted to the government in 2010.

Parity for Disability welcomed the publication of this report which highlighted issues that Parity had been championing regionally.

View a Guide to the Care Act

The Care Act became law in 2014. It puts together all the previous pieces of law about social care as well as setting out some new duties and rights. The biggest part of the Act, part one, is about how local authorities should provide social care. This part of the Act has been in force since April 2015.

This guide from Disability Rights UK is for people with disabilities and people with long-term health conditions who have support needs.

View MCA Guide for Families

A useful guide from Together Matters explaining the Mental Capacity Act and Best Interests processes in decision making.

A good resource for families and carers trying to get to grips with this.