Details of the type of governing document the charity has and when it was established. It is not the full text of the charity's governing document.
MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 27/10/2000
AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 23/10/2004
AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 15/10/2005
AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 18/10/2006
NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 31/07/2012
AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 27/11/2012 as amended on 13 Oct 2018 as amended on 20 Nov 2019 as amended on 21 Jan 2021
4. The objects (Objects) of the Company are, for the public benefit:
4.1 to relieve the disability of disabled people;
4.2 to promote the welfare of disabled people;
4.3 to promote and/or further the independence and social inclusion of disabled people; and/or
4.4 to prevent and/or relieve the poverty and/or financial hardship of disabled people,
in each case in particular but not exclusively by:
4.5 supporting disabled people in their living independently;
4.6 promoting opportunities in employment, education and private life for disabled people;
4.7 by preventing disabled people from being socially excluded or by assisting them to participate as equal citizens in society;
4.8 advising disabled people and/or their carers on accessing services available for disabled people;
4.9 providing information and guidance on benefits for disabled people and/or on living independently;
4.10 providing advocacy services for disabled people for their representation at welfare and benefit hearings and/or appeals; and/or
4.11 raising social awareness of and/or for disabled people and their access to the welfare and benefits system through campaigning.
5. For the purposes of Article 4:
5.1 “disabled people” means people with one or more long term or fluctuating physical, mental, learning and/or sensory impairments who live principally in any of the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire and/or Northamptonshire;
5.2 “socially excluded” means being excluded from society, or part of society as a result of a person’s long term or fluctuating physical, mental, learning and/or sensory impairment; and
5.3 “living independently” or “independence” means a disabled person having self-determination, control, choice and equal access to economic, social and cultural life and the ability to participate as citizens on an equal basis.
Area of benefit
The area the charity can operate in, as set out in its governing document.