Phab inspires and supports children, young people and adults with and without disabilities to make more of life together - breaking down community barriers, reducing social isolation, and creating opportunities for disabled people to enjoy the same activities and challenges as, and alongside, those without a disability.
Over 150 Phab Clubs across England and Wales, with 8,000 members, enable children, young people and adults with disabilities to get together with friends and family for all kinds of activities and social events.
Some Clubs will meet each week, with members enjoying each other’s company and different activities - from crafts to a game of pool, disco or visit from the local Fire Station! Other Clubs will focus on sports such as Boccia, trips to the cinema or days out.
Run by local volunteers, Phab Clubs can make a real difference to the lives of people with disabilities and their families too. And regional and national events organised by Phab bring local Clubs and Members together to share experiences, support each other and enjoy time away together.
Before I joined Phab I was lonely and now I have met lots of new friends.
My daughter doesn't get to go out to play with the local children and doesn't get invited to many parties – but all of these things she enjoys at PHAB.
I enjoy being away from my Mum and Dad. It makes me feel grown up.
James now feels able to take on new challenges without being afraid.
Phab’s very special Inclusive Living Experience Residential Projects enable children and young people aged from 8 to 25 to experience a whole range of challenging and exciting activities at fully accessible outdoor activity centres.
Around 115 children and young people each year spend a weekend or week away with Phab at Bendrigg Lodge in the Lake District or Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest, fully supported by around 95 Phab volunteers and carers and the Centres’ own experienced staff. Phab volunteers receive tailored training to enable them to support the children and, where needed, a special carer can accompany a child.
For families looking to have a much needed break, Phab has two well-equipped and comfortable wheelchair accessible holiday homes located at Waterside Holiday Park and Spa beside the sandy beach at Bowleaze Cove in Weymouth, Dorset.
There is level access to Waterside’s heated indoor and outdoor pools, leisure complex, restaurant, bar and shops and entertainment for children and adults alike, so the whole family can enjoy their time away together confident that both accommodation and facilities will meet their needs.
The holiday home was spacious, clean and equipped with everything we needed. I’m sure we will be going back again.
Phab celebrates its Diamond Jubilee in 2017 and a lovely and vibrant Phab Gold Rose, originally developed for our 50th Anniversary, is available to help mark this very special year. A donation for each rose planted will support our work with children, young people and adults with disabilities. You can support the work of Phab and also enjoy this wonderful scented rose by planting a single bush or maybe a whole flower-bed of Phab Gold.