Our Trustees

The Board of Trustees, are all volunteers, who are responsible for all strategic decision making, including business planning and financial management. Richmond AID is a user-led organisation that provides advice and support to disabled people. We have Trustee vacancies for disabled people and any campaigning, marketing or legal skills would be a bonus. On joining our board, you will receive a full induction to our organisation and the role you will play as Trustee. Join in on a Board meeting to find out more and explore the role you could play. If you are interested in becoming a trustee please contact us on [email protected] or call 020 3393 7011 for more information.

Please have a look at our Richmond AID Business Plan 2022-2026

Our History

Richmond AID was established as a registered charity in 1988. The organisation began as a telephone advice line with disabled advisors. It became an incorporated charity in 1999 with a governing document that requires 51% of the Board of Trustees to be disabled or have personal knowledge of disability.

Richmond AID has a variety of advice, well-being services as well as services in the community that help people to remain independent. More recently we are delivering services in Hounslow and Kingston boroughs as well as London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Visit our Advice Service page to learn more about the services we offer and see our Volunteering Opportunities page to learn how you can volunteer with us.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

Richmond AID is an organisation run by and for disabled people.

Our Mission

Richmond AID will empower disabled people to achieve greater independence and choice by providing a range of services and support. We will work to remove barriers identified by disabled people.

Our Vision

Empowered disabled people living independently and participating fully and equally in society.

Our Values

  • The Social Model of Disability
  • Independent Living
  • Inclusion
  • Healthy Organisational Culture
  • Working in Partnership

Social Model of Disability

We believe in a Social Model of Disability in which people with impairments are disabled by the way society is run and organised. We support the Cultural Model of Deafness that celebrates Deaf people’s linguistic culture and language.

Our Impact

The services we offer have all been increasingly busy supporting our clients and the you can see the positive impact we have had below.