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PADAN (Plymouth Area Disability Action Network)

PADAN (Plymouth Area Disability Action Network) started in 2000 as Plymouth DAN and registered as a charity in 2011 to provide a collective voice supporting and empowering local disabled people. The aims of the group are to encourage a greater understanding of disability issues and to challenge discrimination and inequalities in society.

Contacts details

Name: Dawn Clarke - Co-ordinator
Address:Registered Office
C/O Ernest English House
Buckwell Street
Telephone number: 01752 201766
Website address:


  • Producing a quarterly newsletter with Local and National information, disabled access information for local events (when available) and all the latest news from the disabled community.
  • Running an Access Group focusing on practical ways to improve disabled access to services and facilities for local disabled and non-disabled people.
  • Holding General meetings with guest speakers providing opportunities for discussion, consultation, information exchange and networking.
  • Organising occasional larger events.
  • Running a monthly activity group

Membership is free and includes our quarterly newsletter.

Membership is open to disabled people and Associate membership to non-disabled friends, allies, carers and anyone interested in disability issues.

Related links:    Facebook

Based: Nationally based

When is it on:    Our Activity Group meets on the first Thursday of the month and Access & General meetings are held on Fridays, usually once a month. Contact us for details.

Time of day:    Afternoon


  • 17 to 25 years old
  • 26 to 64 years old
  • Carers
  • Respite care
  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning disabilities

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