DNH strives to relieve the experience of disability and exists to create an inclusive environment for all disabled people & carers in Hounslow & the surrounding boroughs.
Disability Network Hounslow (DNH), was set up in 1987 by disabled people to support disabled people and to this day remains the borough's only independent, member-led, pan-disability charity serving the whole of the adult disabled community of Hounslow, including carers, young and old, no matter what their disability, or ethnic, social & religious background, or gender or sexual orientation might be.
DNH tries to ensure that the services it provides are delivered in the main by people who are themselves living with a disability, either their own or as a Carer of a family member, friend or neighbour. The majority of DNH Trustees, Staff & Volunteers have direct experience of disability: either their own or as a Carer.
Membership is open to anyone who identifies themselves as having a disability or is a carer and who lives or works in Hounslow and the surrounding boroughs.
DNH operates the social model of disability that considers disability in the context of the social and environmental factors that create disabling barriers to disabled people's participation in society. It alleviates poverty and suffering by providing information, advice and advocacy to access rights; work; education; services; housing and benefits, as well as providing opportunities for peer support, social activities & volunteering & other learning/confidence building opportunities for career & personal development.
DNH supports over 3,000 disabled people per year, as well as their families & carers, and many others, through the service providers who access our services for information and sign posting. The project has raised over £1million in back dated benefit awards for disabled people and their carers in Hounslow.
registered charity number 1097010