Photo of members and staff at Alice Holt Forest. This is a photo from the cycling Get More Active Get Together

About us

The Coalition is run and managed by Disabled people for Disabled people. 

We enable and empower Disabled people and those living with a long-term health condition to be an active and central part of the community.  

We proactively work with health, social care and community partners to co-produce services, strategies and policy.  

We campaign for choice and control to achieve our legal rights and entitlements.  We identify and respond to gaps in support to meet the needs of Disabled people.  We spotlight, celebrate and champion equity, diversity and inclusion.

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What we offer

Getting Involved

Specialist interest groups that meet regularly with key health, social care and community partners to co-produce services and to feedback any concerns or issues that are affecting Disabled people
Two people looking at a laptop as part of the Tech to Community project

Technology

Access to technology and advice. If you don’t have access to technology or you need a helping hand to use your device, the Technology team can help
Two people enjoying themselves on a bike at Alice Holt Forest. This was a Get More Active Get Together

Mental Health

A network of people who have had mental ill-health, and carers, who work together with the NHS and social care service providers to improve mental health care in Surrey and North East Hampshire
Flying through the trees on a Zipwire for wheelchair users

Physical Activity

Access to advice and support to help you get active. We offer a one-to-one appointment with our physical activity expert to help you get active. Our physical activity team also signpost and share activities that you can get involved with that are near you. We also offer a monthly meet up to our members.
Our staff member Angie, smiling at the Cranleigh Carnival Event

Campaigning and Influencing

The opportunity to highlight concerns and influence change for Disabled People
Angie and Lucie promoting the work of Surrey Coalition of Disabled People at an event

Keeping you connected

A range of social events from book club, glee club, virtual café, virtual trips and craft club Keeping you updated on everything that is happening in your local community that you can get involved with.

Social model of disability

Wheelchair user with colleagues in a workshop environment

At Surrey Coalition of Disabled People, we believe in the social model of disability. The Social Model focuses on the changes that need to be made by society such as changes in attitude and social support to overcome barriers and physical change to structures.

Read more about the different models

Our Team

Logo of the Surrey Coalition of Disabled People

We’re a dedicated friendly team that place Disabled people at the centre of everything that we do. Surrey Coalition of Disabled People Board of Directors set the direction and strategy for the organisation. Find out more about the Board of Directors (link)

The staff team ensure the smooth running of the organisation and deliver the strategy.

Find out more about the staff team 

Joining our groups

Here are a few of our activity groups.


Contact Information

Address

Surrey Coalition of Disabled People
Astolat, Coniers Way
Burpham, GU4 7HL

Call or text

Tel: 01483 456558

Text: 07908671402


Important Links

I've not been out for ages; it was really lovely to get out.
- Get More Active Get Together attendee
Simple acts of kindness that can transform somebody's day to day life
- Tech to Community Connect member