The Rowan Organisation is a user led organisation (ULO) which provides support to older and disabled people in order to maximise their opportunity for independence. We provide services which support the use of Personal Budgets and Direct Payments to all eligible groups including disabled people, older people, people with a learning difficulty, people with mental ill-health, children, young people and carers. The services we provide include:
- Support Planning
- Direct Payment Support
- Information Service
- Payroll Services
- Managed Accounts
- Pre-paid Cards
- Recruitment Line
- Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Vetting Agency
We have a vision statement that reflects our belief that people are disabled by the barriers that society creates. The vision statement guides the work of the organisation which is geared towards addressing the barriers to full inclusion.
Vision Statement “A society that is fully inclusive in which the barriers, whether environmental, attitudinal or institutional, that prevent disabled people from having equality of opportunity have been removed.”
Our mission statement builds on this by indicating the means by which the organisation would seek to empower disabled people by ensuring that they are aware of the choices available to them and can identify the resources that they need to address the barriers that they encounter.
Mission Statement “The Rowan Organisation exists to provide disabled people with access to information and support in order that they can make informed choices and be in control of their lives”.
The principles on which we operate emphasise our commitment to ensuring equality of opportunity and starts with the clear recognition of the abilities of disabled people and their right to make informed choices about their future. We believe that each individual has the right to set their own aims and objectives and to determine the level of support that is appropriate to enable them to achieve their stated goals. This is reflected throughout the practice of the Organisation which would see its role as that of facilitative rather than prescriptive.