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Disability Action (Ni)

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Charity no. 100004 Date registered. 18/06/2014

Public benefits

The impact of our Objects can be described as follows:- - A society that recognises the rights of disabled people. - Disabled people are treated with equality, dignity and respect in all areas of life. - People with disabilities are supported to take action to secure their rights and to represent their interests. - An improvement in the quality of

life of disabled people. - Disabled people are able to develop new / enhance existing skills, abilities and competencies to become more independent and assert their rights. -Young people with disabilities are able to fully participate in training programmes. Disability Action works for the benefit of disabled people, their families and carers.

What your organisation does

Activities (What we do to meet our purposes) We offer a range of services including Information & Advice, Advocacy, Policy, Research, Employment & Training Support, Capacity Building, Community Development, Training on Disability, Equality, Human Rights & Diversity Issues, Transport and Mobility Assessment. All of these services are aimed at

meeting the needs of disabled people as well as to support their families, friends, employers and others thereby improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Northern Ireland. As a campaigning body, we represent the views of our 100+ member groups, working to bring about positive change to the social, economic and cultural life of people with disabilities and consequently to our entire community.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education
  • The advancement of citizenship or community development
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Carers
  • General public
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Older people
  • Parents
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sensory disabilities

How the charity works

  • Advice/advocacy/information
  • Community development
  • Community transport
  • Disability
  • Education/training
  • Human rights/equality

This display is a broad summary of the charity’s financial information. For a full understanding of the charity’s finances, the reader should view the PDF accounts and reports under the Documents tab above.





Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2018

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2017

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 March 2016

Charity accounts

Charitable purposes

The Company's Objects are to promote the following purposes for the public benefit:- (i) The advancement and promotion of human rights, equality and diversity for disabled people their families, carers, friends and others (hereinafter called “the beneficiaries”). (ii) The advancement of education by developing and delivering training and educational programmes designed to empower the beneficiaries by increasing their abilities, skills and self-confidence. (iii) To provide programmes of education, training and vocational training designed to assist the beneficiaries to lead to employment and to prepare the workplace for their inclusion. (iv) To bring about attitudinal change in relation to the beneficiaries and to enhance their social inclusion and independence by promoting awareness of the issues they face in society through the provision of training, advocacy, information, advice, research and the provision of services. (v) To promote the relief, welfare and inclusion of the beneficiaries within the community through the provision of specialist equipment, advice and information. (vi) Such other exclusively charitable purpose according to the law of Northern Ireland as the Trustees may from time to time decide. Notes - "Disabled people" includes any persons who have a disability. A disability is defined as "a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities". -"Human Rights" is defined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and subsequent United Nations conventions and declarations.

Governing document

Memorandum and Articles

Other name

  • 10 Trustees
  • 147 Employees
  • 29 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Kevin Doherty, Portside Business Park, 189 Airport Road West, Belfast., BT3 9ED

Trustee board

Tom Alexander
Rene Fulton
Bill Riddall
Leonard Sproule
Mr John Carberry M.B.E.
Mr John Coghlan
Gerry Maguire Mbe
Mrs Ursual Marshall
Mrs Patricia Bray
Mr Drennan Mcbride

List of regions

  • In Northern Ireland