Established in 1991, Dignity & Services (D&S) is a non profit organisation working for and with adults with learning disabilities (AwLD).
D&S supports individuals on the broad spectrum of neurological disorders including persons with Down Syndrome, autism, Asperger, dyslexia, ADHD and other developmental delays.
D&S provides comprehensive and holistic support for the community of AwLD. Our work and services include 'Self Advocacy', supported living programme called 'OPTIONS' and employment initiative - 'Bake With Dignity'.
Ultimately, D&S is about ensuring individuals - no matter the degree of challenges and anxieties they face in learning, communicating and using their motor skills - they are to be treated with dignity and respect.
Towards this end, D&S activities are modelled to ensure:
* living skills are nurtured and sustained;
* the rights of AwLD are upheld and their voices heard;
* job opportunities for AwLD; and
* public awareness and understanding on issues affecting AwLD
To enable persons with learning difficulties to express their thoughts, feelings and views about their own lives and the community within which they live.
To create opportunities for supported living to enable persons with learning disabilities to life a life of their own choice like any other citizen in the mainstream of society.
To safeguard the legal rights of persons with learning disabilites and to ensure that these legal provisions are enforced.
To promote the basic principles of self-advocacy in all interactions with the person.
To provide information and advice to families of persons with learning disabilities and to encourage the formation of family support groups.
To network with organisations seeking to provide a better quality of life for persons with learning disabilites.
To bring about public awareness of the dignity and rights of persons with learning disabilites.