The Rowan Organisation is a leading Direct Payment and Personal Budget support organisation. We provide support and information to disabled people, older people, people with learning disabilities, people with mental ill-health, families and carers.
We can offer a range of services to support you with your Direct Payments and Personal Budgets, enabling you to take control of your life. We support individuals in a person centred way to empower them to reach their goals. For more information, visit Our Services page.
We are committed to the empowerment of disabled people by supporting them to overcome the barriers, both physical and attitudinal, which prevent them from achieving their objectives, or which limit their choice and prevent them from being in control of their own lives.
We are a registered charity, not for profit and user-led organisation that has provided high quality user-led services for over thirty years.
"The Rowan Organisation exists to provide disabled people with access to information and support in order that they can make informed choices and be in control of their lives".
"A society that is fully inclusive in which the barriers, whether environmental, attitudinal or institutional, that prevent disabled people from having equality of opportunity have been removed."
Services offered should support disabled people to have increased choices, independence and control of their lives.
Support provided should be based on and directed by the aims, objectives and needs identified by each disabled person.
The same range of opportunities and facilities should be available to disabled people as are available to others.
Disabled people should not be excluded, segregated or discriminated against because of their impairment.
We reject the medical model of disability and advocate a social model, which sees disablement arising from social attitudes that perpetuate a stereotype of disabled people as dependent, leading to them being undervalued by society.
We believe that each individual has the right to set their own aims and objectives and to determine the level of support that is appropriate to enable them to achieve their stated goals. This is reflected throughout the practice of the organisation which would see its role as facilitative rather than prescriptive and is committed to providing genuinely user led services.
For more information about the history of The Rowan Organisation, our philosophy and our vision for disabled people, visit Our History page.