Leonard Cheshire make sure:
- Disabled people feel respected, valued and safe, choose where and how they live, and participate freely in social and leisure activities.
- People achieve improved learning outcomes, their aspirations for work, and financial control.
- People can optimise their health and wellbeing.
Also ensuring that:
- The public adopts inclusive behaviours towards people with disabilities.
- Communities are fully accessible – including homes, public spaces and transport.
- Education providers and employers enable full participation.
- Technology, products and services are designed to be inclusive.
Work supported by Act for Change Fund
Act for Change Fund supports Leonard Cheshire’s Change Makers programme.
Change Makers empowers young disabled people to become citizen reporters, mobilising their peers to raise awareness of, and tackle issues – from inaccessibility in public spaces, to disability hate crime and lobbying key decision-makers – to ensure policies are fully inclusive.
Youth reporters receive in-depth training from our partners, On Our Radar, to cascade to their fellow reporters, to:
- develop key skills in advocacy and grassroots campaigning
- influence and lobby key decision makers in their community and nationwide
- develop networks to drive real, sustainable change
Leonard Cheshire are currently operating in four locations – Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow and Swansea.
www.leonardcheshire.org/changemakers – change makers website.
onourradar.org/insights/change-makers-in-conversation-with/ – Audio blog / podcast.