FACTS AND STATS

  • Diverse Abilities Plus was founded in 1955 by a courageous local mum, Phyllis Edwards, whose daughter was born with cerebral palsy
  • The charity seeks to raise awareness of its work to support more families and to raise much needed funds
  • Every single person that supports us is helping to make a huge difference to the children and adults with disabilities, plus their families, that need our services now and into the future.
Adult Services

Over 80 adults are supported by Diverse Abilities each year through our supported living service and Barnabas day opportunities hub.

Barnabas

Children’s Team

Over 500 children are supported by Diverse Abilities through the services provided by the Children’s Team.

Smithers

Langside School

Over 20 children are supported by Diverse Abilities through its special school Langside.

Alicia at Langside

Advice

Over 450 clients are supported by the Diverse Abilities Advice Team.

Advice Team

600

The number of children and adults living with profound physical and learning disabilities in our local community supported to live life to the full

£17,000

The amount it costs per day to run our charity

250,000

The hours of support provided for children and adults with disabilities in Dorset

£600,000

The amount the charity must raise in 2015 to provide its much needed support services

84p

The amount per £ we spend directly on supporting people with disabilities

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