Media Enquiries

Senior representatives from our Board and staff are available to give statements and interviews to the media on the current issues and barriers affecting disabled people.

We can sometimes assist media representatives to find disabled people who are willing to feature in stories that link up with our work around employment and independence too, provided we have enough notice.

Please contact Elaine Astley or Dawn Bunnell on 0161 234 3950 or 0793 994 3383 with the information you are looking for and your deadlines. We will then put you in touch with the right people at Breakthrough UK to progress this.

We are developing a number of briefings on topical issues outlining our position and key facts and figures for journalists. These will be available on this page over the next few months.

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    Research led by University of Strathclyde will investigate the impact of employment interventions normally used to support those with severe mental health conditions on wider population groups.Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and Supported Employment (SE) are structured policy interventions that help individuals find and maintain paid employment, bringing significant benefits to individuals and society. They [Continue reading...]

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Job Opportunity

Community Connecting Manager

As a member of our Operational Management Team, you will participate in the management & development of a diverse range of independent living services which support disabled people to participate fully in society and mainstream employment.

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Impact Review

Read more about the things we do at Breakthrough UK – the differences we make and the positive things we do for disabled people in Greater Manchester. Read More >

Administration Address

Breakthrough’s administration address has changed to:

Registered Office – Breakthrough UK
132-134 Great Ancoats Street,
M4 6DE

Personal Budgets

If you receive either type of Personal Budget, or employ your own Personal Assistant, we have a range of services to take the stress out of organising your finances. Our services are designed by disabled people, for disabled people.

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Disability Design Reference Group

We manage the highly successful Disability Design Reference Group (DDRG) on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

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