Switching Focus report outlines proposals to improve employment and pay for disabled people

Switching Focus is a report by Liz Sayce proposing an inclusive approach to employment and pay for disabled people. Read more

Volunteering a lifeline for Colin

Colin – “If you’ve got someone to walk with you side by side – you’re able to go anywhere then.” Read more

Manchester International Festival teams up with Breakthrough

Are you a disabled person who has an interest in the arts and creative industries? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Read more

Lorraine Gradwell Memorial Lecture

On Friday 8th March, a Memorial Lecture was held in memory of Lorraine Gradwell, Breakthrough's former Chief Executive and co-founder. Read more

Women's events a great success

Two events aimed at disabled women and organisations working with them, have been a great success. Democracy Disability & Devolution is a Breakthrough UK project funded by the Government Equalities Office - the Women's Vote Centenary Project. Read more

Tell us about your experiences of NHS Health Screening!

Please take 5 minutes to tell us about your experiences of accessing NHS Health Screening Programmes Read more

Talent Match video showcases successes

Our Talent Match project may be coming to an end soon, but the stories of client successes remain! Take a look at the video made by Greater Manchester Talent Match, featuring client Matt and Talent Coach Richard, for a flavour of what the project has been all about. Read more

J2E Openshaw – Ann Alexander – Nursing Assistant

J2E participant Ann is celebrating a major success, after gaining a place with Pennine NHS Trust to become a Nursing Assistant. Read her Breakthrough journey story here. Read more

Breaking down the barriers to health screening

Taking part in health screening tests are vital. Yet many disabled people are missing out because of needless barriers, such as travelling to appointments, lack of support, or lack of accessible information. Now Breakthrough has joined up with Manchester Health and Care Commissioning, to work on solutions to breaking down these barriers. Get your voice heard here! Read more

Chair of Breakthrough Jackie Driver named again in Power List 100

We're really proud to announce that our Chair Jackie Driver has been relisted on the 2018 Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 list! Read more