Warrington Disability Partnership is an independent, user led Social Enterprise committed to valuing everyone's life skills, experience and individuality to enable positive change. We actively promote independent living by providing information on peer counselling, housing, equipment, personal assistance, transport, access, employment, education, training and other services.
We are located in Beaufort Street Warrington in our Centre for Independent Living (CIL) which was refurbished in 2010 at a total cost of over £1.4million. The CIL includes a large mobility and independent living showroom and sales area, as well as a Wheelchair and Equipment Loans Service.
Elsewhere in the CIL our teams of advisors offer support on employment, training, education, Direct Payments and Payroll Services, leisure, recreation and sport, long term health conditions, Disability Help-line, community engagement and fundraising, and advice on welfare benefits. Our Access Advisor offers advice and support on making buildings and facilities suitable for the needs of disabled people.
Other services include a Shopmobility service in Warrington Town Centre, two accessible holiday homes in North Wales, an accessible narrow-boat on the Bridgewater Canal and monthly meetings of our Staying Connected Forum, which brings together representatives from a wide range of local support groups and services, as well as individuals.
We also operate a social enterprise, The Disability Trading Company, which offers a wide range of mobility and independent living solutions from four retail outlets, plus a Mobility Workshop and Service Centre, a Recycling Project and Community Café located at the Centre for Independent Living.
For the past 26 years we have organised the internationally acclaimed Disability Awareness Day (DAD), which is acknowledged as the worlds’ largest, voluntary led, pan disability event. DAD has been replicated in countries across the world including India, Uganda,Thailand, Egypt, Dubai, Kenya, Sweden, Denmark, Cameroon and Gibraltar.