Disabled Survivors Unite was established to create change for disabled survivors of abuse and sexual violence.
Founded in May 2016 by Alice Kirby, Holly Scott-Gardner, Bekki Smiddy, and Ashley Stephen, the organisation was borne of the realisation that specialised support is not readily available to disabled survivors, despite us being 3.5 times more likely to experience a violent crime.
We are working to change this by raising awareness and improving access to services for disabled people by offering consultations, advice, and training.
We also help disabled survivors to find accessible support in their area, please visit the Getting Support section of our website for more information.
Disabled Survivors Unite is a user-led organisation, the four co-founders are disabled and have survived something in their lives. Over the next few months we will be recruiting disabled volunteers, if you are interested in working with us please get in touch.
We are an entirely voluntary-led campaign and are accepting donations to our GoFundMe.