Our history

Possability People started in 1981. The charity was originally called The Federation of Disabled People, which was updated to The Fed Centre for Independent Living (The Fed). In 2016, we changed our name to Possability People.

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The Federation of Disabled People started in Hove in 1981 to:

promote social inclusion of disabled people in Sussex (1) by facilitating their involvement and participation in the planning and decision making structure of their communities, so that they can have equal rights and a voice and control over issues affecting their lives, and (2) by providing services including advice and guidance on welfare rights, health, housing and employment.

These remain our aims today.


Some of the leaflets and photos from our archives

Find out more about the history or the disabled people's movement

Read our Eastbourne Voice article.