Our vision

Working to enhance the lives of disabled people is all about creating greater independence, choice, flexibility and control

Our vision

To enhance the everyday lives of disabled people in Essex and beyond.

Our mission

To empower disabled people to have independence, choice, flexibility and control.

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Our values

Our values underpin everything we do and shape our behaviour, both as an organisation and as individuals working within ecdp. We are:


We include anyone who has rights under the Equality Act 2010 within our definition of ‘disabled people’. This includes anyone with a physical and/or sensory impairment, mental health condition, learning disability or long-term health condition (such as HIV/AIDS or cancer). We also recognise anyone who declares themselves to be a disabled person.


As an organisation run by and for disabled people, we have a unique and insightful perspective. Our history and work provides us with a depth of knowledge on the issues faced by disabled people in Essex. We use this knowledge to add value to our own work and that of the public, private and voluntary sectors in order to effect change for disabled people.


We are adaptable, embrace change and try new ways of doing things. We work in an imaginative and flexible way, seeking feedback to help us innovate.


We listen to the needs of and work in partnership with disabled people and our stakeholders. We respond in a timely manner and in a way that is enabling, supportive and professional.

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