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Becoming a member of Ruils

Ruils is a user-led organisation and we take pride in the fact that over 75% of our Board of Directors are service users.

Although you can access our services e.g. the helpline, our newsletter without being a member, becoming a member of Ruils allows you to have your say in the way in which our organisation is run.

Members are given voting rights and in effect we are answerable to you. You can decide who you would like to see running Ruils and through them the direction that you would like to see Ruils take.

Ways that you can get involved:

There are a number of ways that you can get involved with Ruils and our work:

  • Join YourSay – our consultation and campaigning group that meets once a month to discuss, debate and take forward the issues of the day.
  • Community Activities - Come along to one of our workshops. From talks on Bee-keeping to arts and crafts there is something for everyone,
  • Fundraising – take part in one of our fundraising events e.g. come along to a Quiz Night.
  • Become a trusteebecome part of the board that drives the strategic direction of Ruils making sure that we deliver our aims and objectives.

 Types of Membership:

Full Membership

Is available to older people, people with a disability, carers eligible for their own social care support, individuals who use mental health services and parents of disabled children. Full members have voting rights and can stand to be elected to the Board.

Associate Members

Is available to non-disabled relatives, friends, allies, advocates and close supporters of a full member or the Ruils organisation. Associate members do not have a right to vote but may serve as a co-opted Trustee.

Corporate Members

Is available to user-led organisations of disabled people and others that support Ruils' aims.



Download an Application Form and Join today. If more information email or call 020 8831 6083 and one of our team will be happy to help you.