It all started when…
APDA was founded in London 30 years ago as a Pan-Disability Organisation (DPO) to provide culturally specific care for the South Asian elderly and disabled community.
It was set up by those who had themselves an in-depth knowledge and personal experience of disability and care. This was needed, as there was very little appropriate support available at that time.
APDA is a non-governmental and non-de-nominational organisation.
OUR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To provide a needs and user-led culturally appropriate service.
To collaborate and work in partnership with service planners and mainstream sup-port bodies.
To Act as a resource for disabled people, their carers and their families.
To work with our disabled peers in the Developing World.
Why we have these AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
We have these aims and objectives so that we can:
Reach out where mainstream services cannot through lack of expertise and under-standing of disabled people, their carers and families.
Help incorporate the particular needs of APDA’s client group in relation to service planning and areas that affect their lives.
Provide consultation, peer support and facilitate their social development.
Link with the Developing World allowing us to share knowledge, experience and dis-ability attributes that assist and enrich socio - economic development.