How Ab Phab Started:
    Ab Phab began in September 1997 for disabled young people and their siblings after young people said they had no place they could socialise in the evenings. 

    Ab Phab strongly believe that all disabled children and young people in Barking and Dagenham should be able to express what they want and are offered opportunities to be involved in decision making, resulting in their voices being listened to and acted on.   

    Ab Phab aim t
    o provide a youth club that offers social/physical/educational opportunities that meets the needs of Disabled young people aged 11-25 living in Barking and Dagenham

    (a) Provide a safe and inclusive space for Ab Phab members to enjoy and participate in sports, leisure, arts, social and recreational activities.
    (b) Pro-actively encourage Disabled and non-Disabled young people to actively compete, participate and enjoy activities together.
    (c) Work to remove barriers that some perceive to be in the way in helping Disabled young people achieve their aims, whether it’s improved health outcomes, socialising with friends or sporting success.
    (d) Through our participation strategy we offer inclusive programmes that involve and meets the needs of disadvantaged young people in Barking and Dagenham, who may otherwise become disfranchised and socially excluded.
    (e) Work collaboratively with our local, regional and national partners to increase measurable outcomes of our service users.