ecdp is a pioneering organisation run by disabled people, for disabled people
We deliver a range of services and award winning programmes which enhance the everyday lives of disabled people across the UK. We involve and engage disabled people in all that we do, ensuring that their voice continues to be heard.
ecdp is a Disabled People's User Led Organisation (a DPULO).
Find out what a DPULO is in this short film.
What underpins and informs everything we do is the Social Model of Disability. This model concentrates on making society more accessible for disabled people by looking at what it is that disables them, rather than by concentrating on their impairment. We do not accept discrimination in our work on the grounds of disability, race, age, sexual orientation, gender or religion and we will challenge it if it occurs, at an individual or organisational level. We aim to positively promote equality on these grounds.
Find out more about the principles that guide ecdp in its everyday work
In 2012 our work was recognised by award of an OBE to our long standing Chief Executive Officer, Mike Adams in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.
ecdp Board of Trustees
Terry Collin: Chair
Terry joined ecdp's Board of Trustees in 2008 and became its Chair in 2012.
Pat Gaudin: Vice Chair
Pat has over thirty years' experience working in local government and local public services.
Brian Goodwin: Honorary Treasurer
Brian has many years experience in the private, public and voluntary sectors.
Marilyn Williams: Senior Independent Director
Marilyn has a life-long interest in mental and physical disability issues and has been a Trustee of ecdp for over six years.
Steve Carey: Trustee
For the last eighteen years, Steve has been a manager at a local Higher Education institution, involved in a number of commercial activities.
Ann Nutt: Trustee
Ann was a founding member of ecdp and a past Vice Chair.
Tony Cox: Trustee
Tony says he has been trying to improve health and social care services for more than twenty years; and he hasn’t given up yet.
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