Richmond AID is a charity run by and for disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas. We support people of all ages with all disabilities, including physical and sensory impairments, mental health issues and learning difficulties. Our aim is to support disabled people to live independent lives and to have the same opportunities as non-disabled people.
Our Team at Richmond AID
We are a friendly team that will do our best to help you with any query you may have. As well as the paid employees Richmond AID has around 40 active volunteers that enable us to achieve great results.
Our Trustees at Richmond AID
The Board of Trustees is responsible for all strategic decision making, including business planning. The Board are all volunteers who are elected annually. As an organisation Richmond AID recognises the significance of ensuring that anyone joining the committee understands their duties and their responsibilities; financial responsibilities, accountability to beneficiaries, charities commission and funders and adherence to policies and procedures.
At Richmond AID staff, trustees and volunteers all work closely together. In line with our constitution more than half of our trustees must have a disability.
Richmond AID was established as a registered charity in 1988. The organisation began as a telephone advice line with disabled advisors. It became an incorporated charity in 1999 with a governing document that requires 51% of the Board of Trustees to be disabled or have personal knowledge of disability. Since then, we have carried out our work in the Disability Action and Advice Centre (DAAC).
Richmond AID has a variety of advice, well-being services as well as services in the community that help people to remain independent. More recently we are delivering services in Hounslow, Kingston, Lambeth and Brent boroughs as well as London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Visit our Advice Service page to learn more about the services we offer and see our Volunteering Opportunities page to learn how you can work with us.
Mission, Vision and Values
Richmond AID is an organisation of and for disabled people.
We aim to empower disabled people in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and surrounding areas, irrespective of their age, lifestyle or type of disability. We will do this by providing advice and information about benefits and services, by promoting independent living, and by campaigning on local and national issues which affect disabled people.
A barrier-free world with empowered disabled people who have independence, fulfilment and a sense of self-worth.
Richmond AID strongly believes in the values below; they form the basis of all our work.
Social Model of Disability
At Richmond AID we promote the principles of the Social Model of Disability and by working together with disabled people we seek to empower disabled people and encourage society to be more inclusive.