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Our Vision and Mission

 

KDC Vision and Value
Knowsley Disability Concern has been supporting local people who face challenges by reason of their disability for more than 30 years.

Originally established in 1977 as a service for adults with learning disabilities, KDC has developed and evolved into a modern, forward-thinking agency specialising in delivering services to support local people to live independent lives in the community.

Our Vision is to see communities where all people are included, live independently and are valued as equal citizens

Our Mission is to provide high quality, innovative services that support disabled people to exercise their rights, have choice, control and achieve independence.
 

    The 12 Basic Rights    : Disabled People have identified twelve basic rights which, if met, would enable them to live independently and fully participate in society.  KDC is committed to securing these needs, both locally and nationally.

  • Full Access to our environment
  • A fully accessible Transport system
  • Technical Aids – Equipment
  • Accessible/adapted Housing
  • Personal Assistance
  • Inclusive Education and Training
  • An adequate Income
  • Equal opportunities for Employment
  • Appropriate and accessible Information
  • Advocacy (towards self-advocacy)
  • Counselling
  • Appropriate and Accessible Health Care Provision                                                                                                           
     
Formed as a Charity in March 1983 (no. 1103477) and later incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in December 2003 (no. 5002948), KDC is regulated by HM Revenue and Customs for the purposes of providing financial management and payroll services. Our information and advice standards are quality assured by the Community Legal Services Commission. 
                                                                                                                
We work closely with Knowsley Social Services as well as the local Primary Care Trusts and sit on the strategic partnership boards. KDC supports the Knowsley User Led Organisation  and runs the Knowsley Advocacy Hub service.

 

Nationally, we are a members of DIAL UK – the network of Disability Information and Advice Lines and the newly formed Disability UK.

KDC is governed by a Board of Trustees which takes responsibility for the overall direction of the charity – setting objectives and overseeing performance. The Board of Trustees has three committees which have special responsibility for the specific areas of customer service, personnel and finance.

Find out more about the Trustees who govern KDC.

Our staff team is made up of a number of experienced and highly skilled people who work to an agreed set of standards and have a common set of values.  

Find out more about the team at KDC.