Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the rights, responsibilities, and respect of disabled people.

In 1997, we set up as a disabled people’s led organisation  in Manchester, paving the way towards a future where society does not see the impairment before the person. We aim to support disabled people to play a full, economically active role in society:

  • To enable and empower disabled people to be independent, to seek employment, and develop their careers.
  • To provide increased choice and control for disabled people by designing products and services that best meet disabled people’s requirements and preferences.
  • To promote the concept of Independent Living of disabled people in a diverse cultural context.
  • To be recognised as leading at local, national, and international levels at identifying and addressing barriers to disabled people’s participation in society.
  • To ensure the organisation demonstrates excellent practice through good governance, strong leadership, employer excellence and continuous improvement.
  • To have financial stability and health growth.

We aim to be the voice for disabled people. 

We are driving change.

Learn more about our work and our views and opinions.

Latest News

  • Manchester Lived Experience Leaders
    Are you a disabled person, or do you have lived experience of disability or a long-term health condition? Do you live in the city of Manchester? Could you use your lived experience and knowledge to make Manchester a better place for disabled people? If so we would love to hear from you! We have a … Read more

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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.

Go to: https://breakthrough-uk.co.uk/?s=budget

Disability Design Reference Group

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

Go to: https://breakthrough-uk.co.uk/disability-design-reference-group/

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