SURREY COALTION OF DISABLED PEOPLE
The Surrey Coalition is run and managed by disabled people for disabled people. The aim of the Surrey Coalition is to campaign and promote the rights of disabled people to have equality of opportunity and to live independently. We feel it is vital that disability is on everyone’s agenda when decisions are being made.
The aim of the Surrey Coalition is to campaign and promote the rights of disabled people to have equality of opportunity and to live independently. This means influencing the policies, strategies and services which impact on the lives of disabled people to make them better and more accessible for everyone.
We work closely with the Disability Alliance Network Surrey (formerly Empowerment Boards) which aim to empower people with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities, and those with HIV and Carers too, to participate, shape and influence decisions about the development of new services and service strategies – locally and county-wide. The Boards will also challenge others to ensure that services developed reflect the Social Model of Disability.
PANCREATIC CANCER ACTION
Founded by a pancreatic cancer survivor, who proves that survival is possible, Pancreatic Cancer Action’s vision is a day when everyone is diagnosed early and survives pancreatic cancer.
Our mission is to improve survival rates of pancreatic cancer by ensuring more people are diagnosed early and in time for surgery – currently the only potential for a cure – and improve the quality of life for patients. We are doing this by:
- Funding research to help find a diagnostic test for pancreatic cancer
- Improving the knowledge of HealthCare professionals by providing free resources
- Raising public awareness of pancreatic cancer and its symptoms
- Providing free, easy to understand, patient information
We are a small team of both full time and part time staff based at our offices in Hampshire who are supported by a fantastic board of Trustees, Medical Advisors, Scientific Advisory Committee and Patrons. The amazing generosity and support we receive every day from members of the public and our corporate partners enables us to carry out our vital work – now and in the future.
BLIND VETERANS UK
Blind Veterans UK are specialists in helping our isolated veterans but most importantly, we’re also people like you who understand and care. We give those who have served our country support that ranges from rehabilitation and training to practical advice, and vital emotional support.
We’re here for them, and now we need you to be here for us. We’re supporting more veterans than we ever have before in our long history, but there are tens of thousands out there who are alone and don’t know we exist for them.
You can help us by being part of a team that works together to transform blind veterans’ lives, whether it’s through fundraising, giving some of your spare time as one of our community volunteers, or simply by giving us a small donation.
Together we can help rebuild blind veterans’ lives after sight loss. Away from isolation. Towards a life of fulfilment.
Catalyst is a non-profit organisation working with people who are dealing with issues stemming from drug and alcohol misuse and mental health. Guildford-based for over 30 years, we work throughout Surrey and its borders in partnership with a wide variety of statutory and non-statutory organisations and bodies to provide support. We believe change is achievable when facilitated by skilled professional staff and volunteers offering a friendly, respectful, non-judgemental and personal approach. It’s not just about what we offer, but how we offer it.
ACTION FOR CARERS
We are here to support carers of all ages, right across Surrey, with information, support and advice.
We can support you by phone, through face-to-face meetings, support groups and workshops. We can help with benefits advice, advocacy, give practical guidance on moving and handling, and provide a wealth of information and free resources. We can also signpost you, and the person you care for, on to relevant further sources of support.
We also help carers have their say on caring matters in Surrey, and beyond, working with the NHS, Surrey County Council, and influencing government.
We have specialist support too. If you’re a young carer (aged under 18), our Surrey Young Carers Team offers free information and support, plus workshops, activities and groups, to give young carers time out from caring and help you achieve as much as you can in life. Our Young Adult Carers Team (for 18-25s) similarly helps younger adults as they finish school, start work or college and think about leaving home. We also have tailored support for people connected to the armed forces.
Perennial is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture, and their families, when times get tough.
Perennial provides free and confidential advice, support and financial assistance to people of all ages working in, or retired from horticulture. This help extends to spouses, partners and children.
A registered charity, the Jigsaw Trust was established in 1999 by a group of parents of children diagnosed with autism. In the same year it raised enough funds to set up the Jigsaw CABAS School, opening its doors to six children. Today the school has provision for up to 68 pupils, aged 4 to 19 years.
In 2012, the Trust opened JigsawPlus offering specialist day services and social enterprise provision supporting individuals over the age of 18 years with autism, continuing the same highly successful behavioural approach to enable learners to function more independently and create opportunities for them to take part in all aspects of community life and employment opportunities. Learners are supported to help manage anxiety, anger and other behavioural issues and to access a broad range of lifelong learning, social and leisure activities. Following a successful fundraising campaign, in early 2018, JigsawPlus moved into a new, larger Centre for Lifelong Learning on Dunsfold Park.
Additionally, the Trust has been operating a Social Enterprise; “Café on the Park”, offering a café and catering service to tenants on Dunsfold Park as well as providing a unique environment in which JigsawPlus learners can undertake a wide variety of work experience tasks within a safe and supportive environment.