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Breakthrough UK is Manchester’s disabled people’s organisation. We started in 1997 and are run by disabled people. Lots of disabled people have worked with us to get real jobs and to live independently over the last 25 years. “Breakthrough get you the job you want” said one client. Sadly, we have to tell you that [Continue reading…]
This report was co-produced with Breakthrough UK and Manchester’s Population Health Team. It focuses on disabled adults, children and young people and is written through the lens of the Social Model of Disability. As such, the focus is on identifying and removing disabling barriers present in society, rather than on people’s impairments.
We were very sad and shocked to learn of the death of Breakthrough volunteer, client and women’s peer group member, Jane Annis, earlier this month. Jane has been a big part of Breakthrough for several years, working closely with so many of us on different projects. Jane was a massive part of the Women’s Side by Side Peer [Continue reading…]
Covid-19 and the rights of disabled people Open Statement from Disabled People’s Organisations and Allies – February 2021 Coronavirus has hit disabled people hard. 60% of deaths from coronavirus have been those of Disabled People. Disabled People have struggled to access healthcare, social care and food and many have been left without the £20 weekly uplift [Continue reading…]