Compass Disability Services is an innovative, enlightened
and po
sitive organisation. Its mission is:
To enable and empower disabled people and carers to have independence, choice and control in their lives".

Compass Disability Services is a user led organisation and our Board of Trustees, who are elected by our users, is comprised of at least 80% disabled people. We have adopted the Social Model of Disability as a way of working to remove barriers which exclude disabled people from equality of opportunity.

Our Values and Beliefs

• We promote independence, choice and control

• We support equality of opportunity for all people

• We operate within and promote the Social Model of Disability

• We aim to empower and enable disabled people

• We promote equal access and inclusion to all services and facilities   

• We adopt a partnership working approach

• We are a non-campaigning organisation

Compass Disability Services works through consultation, representation and service provision to fulfil our mission. We work in partnership with local government, the Health Service, Social Services, other voluntary sector and charitable organisations and anyone else who can benefit from our knowledge and expertise.

Compass Disability Services has a range of projects which have their own websites. Please click on the link on the left hand menu to take you to these websites for more information on the projects.


Compass Disability is a member of the Safe Places Scheme, please click here for more information.





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Latest News

Feb 12, 2015

We are now welcoming editorial and advertisments for our June 2015 magazine.

We especially would like photographs and stories from carers and people with disabilities across Somerset that will encourage others or make people think.

Our magazine Networker/Compass Carers is FREE to readers in Somerset and is available in print or electronically, or where possible, any way that makes your life easier, such as MP3, braille, cassette, coloured paper etc etc.

For more information, please contact the editor by email:

clive@compassdisability.org.uk or by telephone 01823 282823.