Achievements

Below are some of our main achievements to date.

  • July 1993 North West Surrey Association of Disabled People (as we were known then) adopted our constitution
  • 1998 our advocacy service in the North West Surrey boroughs of Woking and Runnymede was introduced.  June 2006 Saw the introduction of our home visiting foot care service in Woking, which was extended to cover the whole of Surrey in 2011
  • On July 1st 2010 we changed our name from North West Surrey Association of Disabled People to Surrey Disabled People's Partnership (SDPP)
  • 2010 The Advocacy service was rolled out across Surrey and SDPP was awarded the Action for Advocacy Quality Performance Mark – The first advocacy provider to obtain this standard in Surrey
  • January 2012 SDPP relocated our office in Woking to the new Hub Woking in the heart of the town with a high profile location
  • 2012 SDPP secured on-going grant funding from Surrey County Council/Surrey NHS to provide Surrey wide advocacy
  • 2013 The Godalming Hub opens, another high street location for our Information service and SDPP continue to recruit and develop new volunteers, with many going on to employment, education or other volunteering roles
  • April 2013 SDPP were successful in our bid to provide welfare benefit advice, with our partners, called Get Wise. This service ran successfully until 2016 when Surrey County Council took the decision to not fund a specialist welfare benefits service.
  • 2015 our flagship Hub opens in Staines town centre, which becomes SDPP’s registered office in 2017
  • 2016 SDPP secure first contract outside of Surrey to provide Advocacy services in Slough, in partnership with Matric and Deaf Positives action
  • April 2017 we began a new Advocacy in Surrey service, jointly funded by Surrey County Council and the CCG’s for the next 3 years, in partnership with Matrix

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