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Barrow District and Disability Association (BDDA) - Barrow in Furness

Link to Barrow and District Disability Association  websiteContacting us

Margaret Burrow Centre
71 - 75 School Street,
Barrow in Furness,
Cumbria, LA14 1EJ

Tel: 01229 432599

Fax: 01229 834884

E-mail: info@bdda.org.uk

Aims

BDDA established to promote the welfare, including education of disabled people. Their overall mission is concerned with 'Building a better future'.

BDDA supports the right of people with a disability to have equality of service and opportunities and is committed to involving them in planning and decision making which affects their lives so that they can become empowered as citizens.

BDDA offers accessible educational facilities, advice and information on matters of disabled access and welfare rights, they provide drop in facilities to encourage self help and members actively participate in fund raising and social activities.

Practical Advice from BDDA

Community self help organisations like BDDA provide flexible and appropriate volunteering opportunities for people to make the most of, and enhance, their confidence and skills.

Training and support for volunteers is also important for building the capacity of a community group by allowing it to improve the service offered. Through effective use of volunteers BDDA offer a service by and for disabled people, their carers and families.

Learning can provide real opportunities for adults to recognise the gain their confidence and recognise what they can achieve.

URL: http://www.bdda.org.uk/

REAP was formerly known as the Community Access Programme (CAP)

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