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Latin American Disabled People's Project

LADPP's mission

At Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP) we work and join efforts to improve the quality of life and independence of disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people living in London - as well as that of their carers, families and communities. 

We work towards the success of our vision through the provision of all our services, projects, information, training, advice, advocacy, social and cultural events, and volunteering opportunities. 

These are all based on equal opportunities, confidentiality, empathy, and a non-judgemental approach dedicated to helping the members of our community succeed in every aspect of their lives.  

History

LADPP begun to meet in 1989 as a community group formed by a group of people and carers living with disabilities and health concerns. The majority of us were asylum seekers or refugees, as well as people migrating from Spain and Portugal to settle in the UK. Language difficulties, the lack of knowledge on welfare benefits and difficulties in accessing health services were just some of the barriers that large sections of this community were encountering

LADPP formed its constitution on the 12th April 1992, becoming a registered charity on 15th October 1993. With the kind support over the years of various trusts, foundations and the big lottery fund, the organisation has been able to substantially expand the services we offer. We are now recognized as one of the most important charities working on behalf of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking community living in London.

Who we help

We are dedicated to serving all Spanish and Portuguese speaking people from Latin America, Europe and Africa in London. Anyone is welcome to receive our support. 

Typically, most of our members: 
- Are asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.
- Live in households in receipt of means-tested benefits.
- Haven't acquired basic knowledge of the English language. 

And would have: 
- Community integration difficulties
- Physical disability
- Learning impairment
- Mental health problem
- Chronic or terminal illness
- Poverty or risk of poverty.

http://www.ladpp.org.uk/