Lorraine Gradwell Memorial Lecture

On Friday 8th March, an Memorial Lecture was held in memory of our own Lorraine Gradwell, Breakthrough’s former Chief Executive and co-founder.

The event was organised between ourselves and our colleagues at the Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People (GMCDP).

The lecture included a film presentation by Dr Jenny Morris called Broken Promises: Looking back on ‘Improving Life Chances of Disabled People’.

In this film, Jenny Morris looked back at how the many promises in the Life Chances report never became a reality due to changes in both government and legislation.

You can watch the film itself below (subtitles are available):

Alternatively, you can use the following link to go directly to the film itself on our YouTube channel:


You can also download the transcript of the film through the following links:

Download the Broken Promises transcript in PDF

Download the Broken Promises transcript in Word