Welcome to PADAN - Plymouth Area Disability Action Network

PADAN, formerly known as the Plymouth DAN (Disability Action Network) was formed to support and empower local disabled people. It is a user-led organisation, run by disabled people for disabled people.

The aims of the group are to encourage a greater understanding of disability issues and to challenge discrimination and inequalities preventing disabled people’s inclusion in society.

PADAN adopted a constitution and became an independent registered charity in May 2011. The management group which includes PADAN's trustees meets every six weeks.

PADAN Membership

PADAN has an active membership that meets 3 or 4 times a year for discussion, information exchange and networking. We also have a newsletter and invite guest speakers to talk on subjects that our members have expressed an interest in.

Full voting membership is open to disabled people and non-voting associate membership to non-disabled friends, allies, carers and anyone interested in disability issues.


PADAN's Access Group

PADAN has a particular interest in challenging barriers to the built environment and influencing improvements in Plymouth along with a concern about local transport issues. An Access Group which meets regularly is open to all members and involves itself in consultations with the city council and other public and private bodies.

It has also helped to monitor information on the Plymouth City Council’s section of the DisabledGo national website. This useful site gives detailed disability access information on several hundred buildings in Plymouth to which the public have access.


PADAN - the future

The structure and role of PADAN is currently being reviewed and a re-launch of PADAN by 2016 will include a new website to replace this interim site.

If you are interested in the rights of disabled people and want to contact us on any issue please email or write to Ann Pointon, Chair of PADAN.


June 2016 PADAN Newsletter

June 2015 PADAN Newsletter

Spring 2016 PADAN Newsletter

Spring 2016 PADAN Newsletter

Summer 2016 PADAN Newsletter

Summer 2016 PADAN Newsletter

Winter 2016 PADAN Newsletter

Winter 2016 PADAN Newsletter

Disability History Day

Disability History Month

External Links

Contact Us

Ernest English House,
Buckwell Street,
PL1 2DA.

Email: info@padan.org.uk
Phone: 01752 201766
Fax: 01752 202214

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