Barrow and District Disability Association

Early Days
Barrow & District Disability Association (BDDA) was set up in 1981 by a group of disabled people and professionals interested in disability welfare. The organisation initially operated from the homes of a small group of disabled people, then in 1987 we acquired two derelict terrace houses to use as a centre.

BDDA Grows
Over a period of thirteen years we fundraised to increase the size of the centre to four terraced houses, two extensions and an upper story to form our present day building called the Margaret Burrow Centre after one of the founder members.

The number of services and activities we provide has also increased accordingly to the present level. The organisation is managed overall by an executive committee and on a daily basis by staff and co-ordinators of various sub-groups including Disability Benefits and Advice, Grants and Fundraising, Adult Education and a Youth Section.

How we’re Funded
BDDA is an independent registered disability charity that raises it’s funds from various sources including fundraising, service level agreements, grants and donations.

Where to Find Us
The BDDA centre is located on School Street just off the Oldham Street car park in the centre of Barrow in Furness. Access to the building and to adjacent disabled car parking is to the rear of the building.

Who to contact

01229 423599 01229 423599

Where to go

Barrow & District Disability Association


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