About Warrington Disability Partnership
Warrington Disability Partnership (WDP) is an internationally acclaimed user led charity. With over 24 years’ experience of developing and delivering mobility and independent living services, our aim is to support disabled people and people living with long term health conditions.
Who are we?
Our team of 40 staff and nearly 200 volunteers believe that information, advice and guidance are the main keys to independent living. Since our launch in 1991 we have designed, developed and, now deliver, 27 mobility and independent living services, many of which are based in our Centre for Independent Living (CIL).
View from the chair
Our Chief Executive is Dave Thompson, MBE DL, who originally founded the charity and served as our Chairman for many years before retiring from the NHS to lead WDP's' journey into the future. He regularly contributes a blog to this website sharing up to date news about WDP and disability in general and his thoughts on local, regional and national agendas. It's a facinating read!
Our team of nearly 50 staff and 200 volunteers offer a range of mobility and independent living services based around ‘Information, Advice and Guidance’.
Our Board of Trustees
Warrington Disability Partnership is governed by a hard working and dedicated team of volunteers.
Our President, Vice Presidents and Patrons
Our President and Vice Presidents are volunteers who have, and continue to go the extra mile for WDP.
The formal roots of WDP were founded in 1991 by three local disabled people, Eric James, Alan Shaw and Dave Thompson, whilst they were members of the Dallam Day Centre operated by Warrington Borough Council. Sadly Eric and Alan died in early 2015. Initially titled the Warrington Information Group for the Disabled they volunteered to collate information about access and facilities of local shops and services. This work was stored on a database titled INCHES (Information in Cheshire) which was operated by Cheshire County Council.
Our Mission and Vision
WDP is a user-led organisation providing mobility and independent living solutions