November 2021 – Parity for Disability

Parity for Disability is an established, award-winning local charity. Parity exists because when a young person with multiple disabilities finishes full-time education, they’re left with few services to call on. Through our three day services in Farnborough, Camberley and Mytchett our students manage their day supported by carefully recruited staff. They choose and shape activities, build friendships, try new activities and contribute to their community – in fact they do what everyone else is doing.

All the students need a high level of support to carry out most daily tasks. Without the right services, they face isolation, frustration and the loss of the skills and mobility that they have. Families are often left to cope alone.

Our specialist staff, flexible transport, dedicated space, equipment and technologies provide a lifeline, opening up a world of opportunities. Students access facilities, amenities, opportunities and networks in a 60-mile radius, which is something that their peers might take for granted!

Parents and professionals started Parity’s services in 1991, for six young people, and over the years we’ve met students’ evolving needs by partnering with businesses and organisations in the community, linking with councillors, MPs and decision makers, and involving the students and families themselves. In 2019 Parity received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Parity must raise over £150,000 each year and so without income from our charity shops and donations from the community we could not provide the vital services that our students need.

Princes Mead has been a valued partner of Parity for over a decade supporting our annual Christmas market (with iconic Sci Fi photo booth!) and has raised thousands of pounds for the charity’s services. All your support creates ever-expanding opportunities, trips and experiences for people with multiple disabilities aged 18 and over.

For more about Parity please click here