An inspiring charity

Welcome to Dame Hannahs a place of true integration, fun and learning!

Our mission is to empower, advocate and enrich the lives of young adults with a range of complex and high-level disabilities.

  • Our history

    Dame Hannahs was founded in 1767 through the generous £10,000 legacy of Dame Hannah Rogers – the wife of a Plymouth MP – who had a passion for working with children. Although our proud history has been varied, the aim has been simple: to help enrich and empower the lives of children and adults in need.

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  • The need

    In just five years the number of children with disabilities has risen by 20% to 900,000. The number of children with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), aged 10-14yrs, has also increased; at three times that rate! Of the UK’s population 20% of children and adults live with a disability, 7% of which are diagnosed with PMLD. The facts are staggering but it’s the awareness of them that is profound. Cultural acceptance has long been the failing transmitter but it’s time the airwaves were open and social change inspired; the needs and voice of our nation living with disabilities must be heard!

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  • Work for us

    Join our dedicated and highly trained team of staff who help our residents to grow and learn with confidence and freedom.

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  • Contact us

    If you would like to get in touch, support, or volunteer, we would love to hear from you.

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