Hertfordshire PASS aims to be ‘a user-driven charity using employment and ‘being an effective employer of care staff’ to enable disabled people to live independently’.
Its key projects are:
WorkABILITY—enabling young disabled people to access work, funded by the Big Lottery, and
employerABILITY- includes Payroll for disabled people who employ their own carers—including telephone support by disabled people for disabled people.
Hertfordshire PASS’s mission
To further develop as a highly respected, effective, well networked, responsive and professionally run charity—driven by disabled people, delivering socially enterprising, and creative solutions (through employment), so making a significant impact on the lives of disabled people, and the county of Hertfordshire.
- The opportunity for disabled people to lead independent lives, and to contributing to making society a ‘better place’ for us all,
- The lived-experience of disabled people, more than the views and opinions of the ‘powerful’ – in informing policy and practice,
- The skills, expertise, wisdom, passion and unrealised potential disabled people have for shaping and determining the meetings, projects, organisations, and policies that impact on them—usually determined by others,
- The opportunity for disabled people to take up appropriate roles (stakeholder, manager, or citizen) rather than just the ‘disabled’, and
- The Social Model of Disability.
The way we work
Hertfordshire PASS strives to create a safe, supportive, challenging and consistent setting for disabled people to:
- Explore, share and learn from their own, and others experiences,
- Shape the purpose and agenda of meetings, events, projects and PASS itself,
- Understand the wider context in which PASS is operating, to appreciate the constraints and opportunities available,
- Monitor the work of PASS, its staff and other resources to ensure PASS’s aim is being met,
- Work or volunteer for PASS, and
- Take up positions of leadership and authority in leading PASS forward.
Please see our Aim, mission, values leaflet 12 July 2011.