About Us

We are a charity run by people with a disability, to help others with a disability, their family, friends, carers, personal assistants and anyone who has an interest in the problems surrounding disability matters.

We are a united voice working together to influence decision makers and campaigning to remove physical, communicational, and attitudinal barriers in our community. Find out more about us.

This website is designed to be the main portal in our area for finding information focused on issues surrounding persons with disabilities.

We do not have paid staff, all those who work for us are volunteers.  An important source of income for the charity is your donations.  Disability Watford could run for a day on a donation of £10.  You can support us by becoming a volunteer, or making a donation.

Our Campaigns

14%

of people in Watford have a disability

£1000

fine for taxi drivers who will not take wheelchair users

Disability Watford continues to engage in perennial problems affecting persons with disabilities, including:

  • Inaccessible public transport, particularly buses
  • Issues around blue badges and Disabled parking bays
  • Issues with taxi service, e.g. drivers refusing assistance dogs and overcharging wheelchair users
  • Issues surrounding changes to ‘benefits system’ that directly affect people with disabilities

We are proactively engaged to bring about changes to benefit our local disabled community. Find our more about our Campaigns.

Latest News

National Disability Strategy

In July 2021, the Government published its long-awaited National Disability Strategy, which has been in development for several years,...

Wheelchairs and Mobility Aids

Disability Watford has created a new page to help you source wheelchairs, mobility aids and related equipment, provide information...

Pre-used and new equipment for sale

Disability Watford is approached on a regular basis by people wanting to find a new home for unwanted equipment...

Support us as a volunteer

Disability Watford is run entirely by volunteers most of whom are people with disabilities themselves. We are always looking for...

Watford Hackney Cabs update

At one time, Watford hackney cabs/taxis were the second most expensive in the country over a two mile distance. ...