Share works with disabled people who need extra help and support to realise their dreams and aspirations. We are a centre for learning and wellbeing for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, and mental health needs. Our aim is to help people live independent, happy, and healthy lives, and make their own choices.
Share was founded in 1972. We are based in the London Borough of Wandsworth, but we work across London, supporting residents from Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon and Merton among others.
We focus on what people can do, not what holds them back. And we believe that everyone has something to offer their community, whether it be in employment or as active members of our society.
Pan-disability, accredited training
We are the only organisation in our area to work across all disability categories, offering accredited training to meet a wide range of abilities, and we continue to develop flexible programmes that meet diverse needs.
We work with between 120 and 250 people each year, depending on the uptake of training places and types of programmes being delivered.
Each student at Share undergoes a thorough assessment and induction, so that their learning programme matches their needs. Increasingly we are taking on an advocacy role, liaising between student (or potential student), social workers, and families, often arguing for resources to be made available.
We operate two social enterprises – Share Nurseries, which grows and sells plants, and Share Catering, which provides catering services for events and meetings. These ventures offer our students the chance to work in a safe and supported environment, gaining valuable, practical work experience.