Char­i­ta­ble life

Chief ex­ec­u­tive tells us how Queen El­iz­a­beth’s Foun­da­tion for Dis­abled Peo­ple helps to in­crease the in­de­pen­dence of dis­abled peo­ple, not just in Sur­rey but across the UK

Surrey Life - - Charitable Life - Karen Dea­con WORDS: Ju­dith Palmer

Tell us a bit about the char­ity… Queen El­iz­a­beth’s Foun­da­tion for Dis­abled Peo­ple – or QEF for short – is a fam­ily of char­i­ties that of­fer ser­vices and prod­ucts for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties to help them max­imise their in­de­pen­dence. We’re based in Leather­head, but peo­ple from all over the UK use our ser­vices. The Queen Mother helped to set up the char­ity that be­came QEF in the 1930s.

What’s the most im­por­tant thing that’s been achieved so far? Ev­ery sin­gle time we help some­one, that’s im­por­tant. Look­ing to the fu­ture our most im­por­tant achieve­ment will be our new Care and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre, which will pro­vide a state of the art cen­tre for neu­rore­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, as well as the very best ac­com­mo­da­tion.

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