Published 1 July 2021


Our July 2021 *Spotlight Organisation* is Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP)! 

Jhon Jairo Marulanda Garzon tells us all about the charity, the support that they give and how people can connect and get support from LADPP.


What's your name?

Jhon Jairo Marulanda Garzon


What's your job role?

Community Development & Project Director


What's the name of your organisation?

Latin American Disabled People's Project (LADPP)


What does your organisation do?

To improve the quality of life, well-being, mental health, independence and community integration of disabled and non-disabled Spanish and Portuguese speaking people, their carers, families and communities living in London through information, advice, advocacy, representation, interpreting, training, social and cultural events, Language support services and volunteering opportunities.

The services we provide are based in equal opportunities, confidentiality, empathy, and a non-judgmental approach towards our users.


How does your organisation support & benefit the Southwark community?

Support: Disability, health, Welfare, Tax Credit, Housing, Employment rights, Covid19 support and information, children, youth and family support, Well-being and volunteer opportunities, English and IT and digital information support and alternative therapies and volunteer opportunities and placements.


Quote from a beneficiary: 

"Cuanod me quede sin trabajo me senti con miedo y mucha frustracion.

ya que como madre soltera tengo que velar por mis hijos, una amiga me hablo the LADPP y me dijo que ally me prodrian orientar y ayudar en estos tiempos tan dificiles. Llame a la organisacion donde me refirieron a un consejero/a que me ayudo con mis problemas de vivienda, me orientaron con las ayudas y support para mi y mis dos hijos y me ayudaron a aplicar por mi estadia como ciudadana de comunidad europea en el Reino Unido.
Al momento tomo parte en las clases de ingles y en talleres por zoom preparandome mas y mejorar mis oportunidades de trabajo en un futuro sercano,. Muchas gracias a todos en LADPP.


"As a single mother I have to look after my children, and when I lost my job I was so afraid and frustrated. A friend advice me to contact LADPP as they would be able to help me and advice me through this difficult times. I call to the office and I was refer to an adviser the offer me guidance and support to me and my children. The also help me to do my EU settlement Process in the UK.
I am now taken part in English class and workshop by ZOOM that would help me to get more ready for the future. Thank you all at LADPP".
How did you hear about Community Southwark?

We are members and I also the Chair of the Southwark Latin American Network SLAMT.


How has Community Southwark supported you?

Through training opportunities, capacity building and offering an space to rise the needs and concern for the community in the sectors and in the borough of Southwark.


Would you recommend Community Southwark to other charities for support?

Yes get the benefits that your organisation needs to stand and keep going.


How can people get support from your organisation?

By calling the reception office at 02077938399 where guidance will be provided in how to access to our services or visiting the organisation website and social media for future information about activities and services.


How can people support your charity and find out more about what you do?
  • By visiting the organisation website and social media for future information about activities, services, donation and volunteer opportunities. 
  • To contact the Community Development and Project Director call 02077938399, email [email protected], or [email protected].
  • For more information about LADPP project and services please go to www.ladpp.org.uk


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