HISTORY


WE ARE A USER LED CHARITY THAT WORKS WITH, AND FOR DISABLED ADULTS AND THEIR CARERS 

 

Disability Can Do was formed in 2008 as a result of consultation with the then Caerphilly Disability Forum, the Carers Forum and various other interested groups in Caerphilly County Borough .The consultation led to the name "Can Do" being selected to reflect the positive attitude of this user-led Charity.  People reported that they wanted a Charity who ‘could do’ things focusing on the positive aspect of disability rather than everything a person ‘cannot do’.

From humble beginnings back in 2008, where a group of likeminded individuals came together to form a grassroots charity, giving independent and impartial advice to disabled people within our community; we’re proud to say our main ethos has not changed (even if some of our services have or the way it’s delivered has!).

The charity has experienced many highs and lows, but have continued to be an integral part of the disability and caring community of our County Borough for many years; raising awareness; improving services; involving users; fundraising; challenging discrimination and promoting an inclusive society.

The majority of our volunteers, trustees and staff have personal experience of disability or caring for someone which is one of the things that we believe makes our Charity so special. Quite often people tell us that we have understood their situation far better than anyone else they have spoken to.

“I choose to contact Disability Can Do, because I know they understand what it’s like to live with a disability”

As we move forward in the coming years and the charity develops and grows, we are committed to continually improving our services to ensure that they fully meet the needs of disabled people and carers, and also hope to branch out to more places as we know there is a need for the types of services we can offer.