Our History

Lucy Brown

Please see below for our major
milestones…

January 2024

HRH The Countess of Wessex Celebrates Birthday.

Many happy returns to our fabulous patron HRH Duchess of Edinburgh. Wishing you a fabulous birthday from all at DI.

December 2023

Disability Initiative’s Christmas Closure Dates:

Disability Initiative's Christmas Closure Dates: Closed from 12pm on the 22nd December 2023 Re-opening from 8am on the 2nd January 2024 Paul on [...]

HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh’s Afternoon Celebrating DI’s Carers.

DI’s Patron, HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh enjoyed a wonderful afternoon this week, held to pay tribute to the awesome DI carers who support [...]

September 2023

Garden Opening at Camberley

6th September 2023 Garden Opening at Camberley.

March 2023

HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh

All of us at DI are so proud of our patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh. Congratulations on your [...]

October 2022

Memorial Post for HRH Elizabeth II

This is a time of great sorrow for us all. HRH Elizabeth II shaped our country throughout her life and ours. She changed the [...]

January 2022

HRH The Countess of Wessex Celebrates Birthday This Week.

Disability Initiative's Patron Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex, celebrated her birthday this week. Everyone at DI wishes her many happy returns.

December 2021

Christmas 2021

Wishing one and all a very Happy Festive Season. DI will be closed from 12.30pm on Friday afternoon 24th December 2021 and reopen again as [...]

HRH The Countess of Wessex visits Disability Initiative

HRH The Countess of Wessex spent the morning at Disability Initiative (DI) to celebrate the International Day of Persons with a Disability on December 3rd. [...]

April 2021

TRAINING KIT SPONDERSHIP: ALDERSHOT FOOTBALL CLUB.

The Weekday Volunteers have generously decided to donate their sponsorship to the Disability Initiative which means that it is the Disability Initiative logo which will [...]

January 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE – JANUARY 6TH 2021

Due to the increase in COVID infections, DI will be re-establishing our Outreach Service, remote, virtual and Centre support, where appropriate. We are working together [...]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – JANUARY 4th 2021

We wish you all a bright, healthy new year. DI will be providing COVID secure services as usual from Tuesday January 5th and we very [...]

December 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE – December 24th 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE December 24th 2020 Following the Christmas period deep clean, DI will be resuming fully risk assessed and Covid Secure services at both Camberley [...]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION SUNDAY DECEMBER 20th 2020 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION SUNDAY DECEMBER 20th 2020  As a result of the Government announcement this weekend about the new variant and rapid spread of the coronavirus, many [...]

HRH The Countess of Wessex visits Disability Initiative

HRH The Countess of Wessex visits Disability Initiative On Thursday 3rd December, Disability Initiative were delighted to welcome their patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex, [...]

July 2020

Making a difference through the pandemic

  Making a difference through the pandemic   The Charity, Disability Initiative known as DI, has been awarded a £100,000 grant from the Government’s Coronavirus [...]

June 2020

June 2020

HRH Visit - June 2020 The charity Disability Initiative (DI) was both grateful and delighted to welcome its Patron of 18 years, Her [...]

May 2020

2019

DI opened its new Satellite Service in Fleet, Hampshire

2015

DI celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a celebration event

2003

HRH The Countess of Wessex became Patron

2000

DI Resource Centre in Camberley opened its doors after much fundraising to consolidate the services into one centre

1990

DI became a charitable company limited by guarantee. Operations and staff increased and at a point, activities were being offered across three different buildings

1975

Disability initiative started life for a few days a week, funded in part by a social services grant with other funding from supporter donations

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