Areas of Work
Whether we are working with individuals or working at a more strategic level, people are the heart of all we do. We adapt our approach dependent on the priorities of individuals and communities and the nature of the issue we are tackling. These are our some of current areas of work:
Disabled people and people from minority ethnic communities often face avoidable, unfair and systematic barriers when trying to access healthcare.Learn More
Working with individuals
We work with people with learning disabilities and autistic people trapped in hospital settings across the country, to support them to move out of hospital and into their own home.Learn More
We have a commitment to challenging racist policies, behaviours and beliefs. In order to make this commitment a reality, we prioritise equality and equity in our work.Learn More
We undertake partnered work with universities that focuses upon policies and practices that impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities and autistic people.Learn More
We work in coproduction with individuals and communities to campaign on issues of inequality and injustice.Learn More
Sharing good practice, ideas and successful outcomes through our publications is a key component of our approach, as it can lead to improved life experiences for disabled people and people who experience mental health difficulties.Learn More
About Changing Our Lives
Changing Our Lives is a rights-based organisation.
We challenge social injustice and health inequalities. We work alongside disabled people and people with experience of mental health difficulties to make an ordinary life achievable for all.
All of our work is rooted in the social model of disability and the belief that no one is too disabled and no one’s mental health is too complex to lead an ‘ordinary life’.
Our blog is not only reflective of the commitment and drive Changing Our Lives has to upholding social justice, but is also an expression of the passions of individual staff members and Associates. We know that when oppression and inequality are challenged, it’s necessary to ruffle feathers and not everyone is going to agree with us. We accept this and any challenges that come our way