We want to explain some of the ideas that are at the core of the work we do every day.
Disabled people have identified 12 Pillars of Independent Living, which we believe everyone needs to live independently.
This is the idea that it is society which disables people, not a person’s impairments, and it is society that should change. The Social Model also describes the future that we work towards: a society free from disabling barriers, where disabled people can participate fully in all areas of life.
Breakthrough UK: Disabled people breaking down barriers, changing attitudes and creating an inclusive society through our work with employers and other organisations across Greater Manchester, and nation-wide.