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

Disability Empowerment Network (DENS)

A group of people and their carers that are passionate about influencing and improving services in their area. 

Who are we?

The Disability Empowerment Network (DENs) believe that it is important for disabled people and carers to have a voice in the services and policies that affect their lives. It is made up of disabled individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact in Surrey and ensuring that their needs are heard and addressed.

We work closely with the NHS, Surrey County Council (SCC), Surrey Police to provide feedback and insight into their services. This helps them to improve the quality of care and support they provide to the community.
DENs is committed to addressing a range of local and national issues, such as transportation and benefits.

Who can join? 

DENS is made up of both disabled individuals with physical and sensory impairments, as well as carers and professionals based in Surrey. This ensures that we have a diverse range of perspectives and experiences to draw from.

We believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in Surrey. By providing feedback and insight, we can help to shape policies and services that meet the needs of everyone.

How much time do I need to provide? 

Our meetings are currently held online every three months and last for one hour and 30 minutes.

What skills do I need to join? 

An enthusiasm for making a difference!

Why join? 

By participating in DENS, you have the chance to make a real difference. By improving the experience for others, you’ll be shaping and influencing the way these services are delivered in the future. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with a wonderful group of like-minded individuals who share your passion.

How do I join? 

If you are interested in getting involved with DENs, please e-mail:

DENs is always open to new members who are passionate about creating a better world for disabled people.

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