Phab is a national charity dedicated to the integration of people with and without physical disabilities in the community. With Lord Snowdon as Patron, Ed Stewart as President and Sir Cliff Richard as Vice President, Phab has provided support and services for its members since 1957, enabling disabled people to enjoy the same opportunities and challenges as able-bodied and bring them together on equal terms.
Phab has a network of around 200 integrated junior, youth and adult clubs throughout England. Activities range from sailing and orienteering to theatre visits and quiz evenings. By meeting on equal terms, members appreciate and respect one another as individuals, irrespective of any differences or disabilities.
The objects and the aims of the Phab organisation have remained the same for 50 years, they are probably more relevant today than at any time in its existence. The Charity's long-held philosophy of bringing together people with and without physical disabilities on equal terms bears remarkable similarity of aim to the new promotion of social inclusion.
Although much has been achieved for disabled people since the 'Year of the Disabled' in 1981, there is still a long way to go before they are fully integrated within our society. Phab's aim is to do just that.
“Just a quick note to say a huge big thank you to you and the team for all your help in the build-up to the marathon, and on the day. It’s been such hard work, but all the updates and information made it a lot easier – and there really was no excuse to do a ‘Jade Goody’!! And the tea was just fantastic!” Corinna Grierson