Scope is dedicated to achieving equal rights for people with disabilities. Its services focus on four main areas in which disabled people face prejudice. The first is in the early years; for this stage in a disabled person’s life, Scope tries to achieve better access to support and information for parents through schemes and education.
The second stage of inequality is faced during education, so Scope provides schools and colleges tailored to the needs of disabled people. It also works with families and local authorities to promote the inclusion of disabled pupils in mainstream schools.
Scope’s next focus is on adult’s services, enabling disabled people to exercise choice in the way they lead their lives, through residential homes, supported independent living schemes and day and respite services.
The final focus area is employment. Scope runs skills development centres, aimed at increasing employability, and works with the government to support disabled people into open employment through schemes such as Workstep and Jobbroker.
Scope also offers helpline services – Scope response and DIAL UK – which offer free impartial and expert advice, information and support.
Income 2009: £98.4m