HADs 50th Birthday Party

Join us at Palm House, on Tuesday the 24th of May 2022, to celebrate Harrow Association of Disabled peoples 50th birthday!

Harrow Association of Disabled People (HAD) started as a charity in February 1972. HAD has been supporting and campaigning for the rights of disabled people for over 50 years. We would like to mark this event with a party to celebrate all of the hard work HAD has achieved over the past 50 years.

The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Ghazanfar Ali will be in attendance at the event. Gladys Janes MBE who worked for over 50 years at HAD will briefly take us through some of HADs history. Come along and find out about all of our services. Most of all please come and celebrate with us.

3pm-6pm will be a drinks reception with canapes. 6pm-9pm will be an evening of music with a DJ and live entertainment. Palm House is a step-free venue with an accessible toilet. We will be providing a BSL interpreter from 3-6pm.

Tickets will be on a first come first served basis as numbers are restricted and are available for free at

Harrow Association of Disabled people originated in 1972, a small grass roots organisation, which recognised that disabled people in Harrow had no overall organisation to go to and there was no ‘umbrella’ organisation in Harrow drawing together all the impairment specific groups. There was a great initial focus on welfare benefits.

There were at the time, several local organisations to support people with mental health needs and a couple of national organisations which offered some kind of support to people who were Deaf or hard of hearing, or who had visual impairments or were blind. However, there was no generic group for people with physical limitations, and the world at this time was extremely inaccessible to this group. HAD is a pan impairment organisation.

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