Compass Disability Services

Compass Disability Services

Charity information

Compass Disability Services

Compass Disability Services are an innovative, user led organisation, enabling disabled people to have equality of opportunity. Compass Disability Services facilitates various projects including the Compass Disability Network,a network of over 1000 individual disabled people and over 150 associate organisations giving a voice to disabled people in the South West. The Wiltshire Direct Payment Support Service, providing support to over 500 people in Wiltshire, enabling independence, choice and control. And the Compass Equality Network pulling together all of those working in the equalities arena to eliminate discrimination and promote community cohesion in Somerset.

Our Values and Beliefs
• We promote independence, choice and control
• We adopt a User Led approach
• We support equality of opportunity for all people
• We operate within and promote the Social Model of Disability
• We aim to empower and enable disabled people
• We promote equal access and inclusion to all services and facilities
• We adopt a partnership working approach
• We endeavour to support ethical practices throughout the organisation

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    To enable disabled people to have equality of opportunity

  • Aims

    Compass Disability Services aims to:

    • To be recognised as a key resource for the provision of information for disabled people in Somerset
    • To develop Compass Disability Services as a centre for independent living
    • To work alongside the national agenda for disability and develop our services in line with this.
    • To involve users in decisions and policy development at District, County and regional level. Opportunities to express their views are sought and promoted to disabled people.
    • To actively promote equality of opportunity and oppose any form of discrimination.
  • Overview

    Established: May 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1099376

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 19

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 12

    Phone number: 01823 282823

    Address: Unit 11-12 Belvedere Trading Estate Taunton Somerset TA1 1BH

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  • Equality Counts Bus

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  • Disability Community Champions Training Course

    To recruit and equip a group of disabled people in North Somerset to become ‘community c... More
  • First Steps Pre Employment Training Programme.

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