Guest Blog: Change Makers ‘In conversation with…’
9th June 2021
The community that I know, the disabled community, is probably the most resilient, adaptable, fantastic community, and everyone has their own experiences of disability and what it means to them… – Heather Lacey
In partnership with Leonard Cheshire, this past year we’ve been training up young people with disabilities across the UK to create a network of mobile community reporters – Change Makers – who can document and share their experiences to advocate for change.
From Belfast and Manchester to Glasgow and Swansea, through just their phones, these young people tell their own story, documenting their concerns and ideas in their own way.
Last week Leonard Cheshire Change Makers celebrated #PowerofYouthDay by sharing the first in a series of Change Makers ‘In conversation with…’ sessions. In this recording, the network speaks to disability rights activist, Heather Lacey.
Change Makers is a Leonard Cheshire citizen reporting programme supported by the Act For Change Fund – a joint initiative between the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Emsée Fairbairn Foundation, working in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund (#iwillfund). It provides young people with the resources to challenge social injustice, inequality, and give voice to the issues they are experiencing.
We hope you enjoy listening to their first conversation, if you would like to find out more about Change Makers, please visit www.leonardcheshire.org/changemakers