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Disability Essex Club Membership

The Disability Essex club membership structure has changed for 2010/2011; instead of the former three levels of membership, as of 1 October 2011 there is now just a single membership category, costing £25 for the year. Membership continues to run from 1 April to 31 March each year.

Why should my club become a member of Disability Essex?

Public Liability Insurance

Disability Essex membership allows you to access the preferential insurance rates that have been negotiated by WRS Limited, our insurance brokers. Members wishing to take out public liability cover through WRS for the first time, will need to contact WRS on 01206 760780. A valid Disability Essex membership number is needed to access the preferential rates on offer. (Please note that acceptance is at the discretion of the insurer and Disability Essex cannot confirm that your club will be eligible).

Personal Accident Cover

The Voluntary Helpers Personal Accident Scheme applies to all member clubs – not just those members who choose to take out public liability cover through WRS. This cover provides benefits for deaths or injury for helpers between 16 and 70 years old.

CRB service – for vetting your staff and volunteers

As of October 2011 the charge for a volunteer CRB is £20.00 and for employees (including Enhanced CRB’s) the charge is £60.  Please contact Kay Illot at 0844 412 1771


As part of the charity's drive to cut down on paper consumption, there will be no further paper copies of our newsletter distributed to member clubs after 31 March 2001, other than occasional 'special editions'. Your club's members are invited to go onto our email newsletter circulation list and receive the newsletter each month as a downloadable PDF. Please contact Julie Mills on 0844 412 1771 if this is of interest to you or your members.

Up to date records

Membership will ensure that we continue to retain your up-to-date records on file. This enables us to forward enquiries from prospective members, volunteers, or social workers, direct to your club secretary or other designated person.

Unless otherwise requested, the names of all fully paid up member clubs will in future be listed on this website.

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Disability Essex
Centre for Disability Studies
34 Rocheway
Essex SS4 1DQ
Telephone 0844 412 1771
Facsimile 0844 880 0614
Email info@disabilityessex.org
Charity No: 1102596
Company No: 4980118