Who we are!

DIAL (LEEDS) was established in 1979 as a Disabled People’s User Led Organisation (DPULO). The Management Committee, paid staff and volunteers are predominately disabled people (various impairments) the rest are either carers, older people and/or have long term conditions.

We aim to be representative of the people, who use, or are likely to use our service – that could be people with physical or sensory impairments, learning disabilities, mental health issues or long-term health conditions.

DIAL (LEEDS) Management Committee:

As a DPULO the DIAL (LEEDS) Management Committee is a team of “experts by experience” – people with various impairments and long term health conditions.

We are in the process of organisational development and new ventures to ensure our future sustainability.

To enable us to achieve our vision DIAL (LEEDS) is seeking professionals (disabled or non disabled) with business, financial and management skills to join our management committee.

Please contact us for more information if you are interested.

Service delivery:

The DIAL (LEEDS) model of service delivery is based on peer support where disabled people come together to support and provide services for other disabled people.

Our work that we do has its roots in the social model of disability and on ensuring equality and diversity.
We were given a Duke of York Community Initiatives Award for involving our community in the work that we do.

Policy and influencing work:

As well as the information and advice services we offer for individuals, we also aim to influence service provision and policy and decision making in terms of the needs and wishes of disabled people in Leeds. It is a longer term process to enable service development. This means we can help to bring about changes and improvements that will benefit many more disabled people than we can advise individually.


DIAL (LEEDS) purpose is to ensure that disabled people are not disadvantaged through lack of knowledge of their rights, or a lack of awareness of available opportunities and to provide support when necessary to allow disabled people to express their needs and wishes effectively.

We aim to overcome the discrimination faced by many disabled people by raising awareness of abilities and rights. Everything that we do is geared towards independent living, inclusion and empowerment. Our work is about maximising choice and control for people over their lives.

The services we offer are:

Free of charge and not for profit

  • Confidential
  • Independent
  • Impartial (always in the best interests of the individual disabled person)
  • Comprehensive
  • Accessible

DIAL (LEEDS) is for the information and advice you need on any aspect of disability!


If you would like to help us continue our important work of supporting disabled people in Leeds by donating you can do this by giving directly or by using the “MyDonate” button at the top left of the this page.

We have also just registered DIAL (LEEDS) LIMITED on givingabit.com.

Come and join us & you can create donations for us at no extra cost to you just by shopping online. givingabit is partnered with hundreds of your favourite shops, so please sign up today at www.givingabit.com.


If you would like to read the DIAL (LEEDS) fundraising statement please click here

If you would like to see our upcoming fundraising activities please click here

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