Share Community works with disabled people who need extra help and support to realise their dreams and aspirations. We provide programmes and activities for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, mental health and other support needs. Our aim is to help people live happier, healthier, and more independent lives, and make their own choices.
Share was founded in 1972 and is a registered charity. We operate from four sites in South West London. Our head office is in Clapham Junction and we have sites in Tooting, Brixton, and Vauxhall. We support residents based in the London Boroughs of Wandsworth, Lambeth, Southwark, Croydon and Merton among others.
Our Strategic Plan 2023-25
In early 2023 we published our forward plan, detailing the actions and activities we plan to undertake to keep us focused on our mission.
Pan-disability, accredited training
We work across all disability categories, offering accredited training to meet a wide range of abilities, and we continue to develop flexible programmes that meet diverse needs.
We work with around 160 people per year, although this varies depending on the uptake of training places and types of programmes being delivered.
Each student at Share undergoes a thorough assessment and induction, so that their learning programme matches their needs. Increasingly we are taking on an advocacy role, liaising between student (or potential student), social workers, and families, often arguing for resources to be made available.
We operate social enterprises – Share Nurseries, which grows and sells plants, and we're in the process of relaunching Share Catering, which provides catering services for events and meetings. These ventures offer our students the chance to work in a safe and supported environment, gaining valuable, practical work experience.