About SPECTRUM

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SPECTRUM is a User Led Organisation, run and controlled by Disabled People. We work to a Social Model of Disability philosophy, seeking to affect long-term and lasting change in the way Disabled People are viewed, included and valued for who they are and what they contribute to society.

We are constituted as a non-profit making Community Interest Company (CIC) and fully accountable to our membership, who ultimately controls the organisation.

We are a friendly, approachable organisation, and we understand fully a Disabled Person’s point of view. Our help often makes all the difference, try us….

What we do

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Our mission is to help Disabled People to become empowered to live the lifestyle of their choice, and realise the same opportunities and control that non-disabled people take for granted.

As a service provider SPECTRUM aims to design and deliver services that are personalised, empowering and enabling for users and cost effective for commissioners.

We do this by:

  • Being peer led and controlled by our members and working with Disabled People to develop and provide services and projects
  • Working collaboratively with organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to affect positive change
  • Providing innovative and progressive policy solutions to improve the lives of Disabled People
  • Creating a well run, cost effective organisation, delivering services that users want and commissioners value

Watch the video below to find out more!

  Click to listen highlighted text! About SPECTRUM Home»What we do»About SPECTRUM show easy read SPECTRUM is a User Led Organisation, run and controlled by Disabled People. We work to a Social Model of Disability philosophy, seeking to affect long-term and lasting change in the way Disabled People are viewed, included and valued for who they are and what they contribute to society. We are constituted as a non-profit making Community Interest Company (CIC) and fully accountable to our membership, who ultimately controls the organisation. We are a friendly, approachable organisation, and we understand fully a Disabled Person’s point of view. Our help often makes all the difference, try us…. What we do Our mission is to help Disabled People to become empowered to live the lifestyle of their choice, and realise the same opportunities and control that non-disabled people take for granted. As a service provider SPECTRUM aims to design and deliver services that are personalised, empowering and enabling for users and cost effective for commissioners. We do this by: Being peer led and controlled by our members and working with Disabled People to develop and provide services and projects Working collaboratively with organisations in the public, private and voluntary sectors to affect positive change Providing innovative and progressive policy solutions to improve the lives of Disabled People Creating a well run, cost effective organisation, delivering services that users want and commissioners value Watch the video below to find out more! http://spectrumcil.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/01-Spectrum-video-Short-version.mp4 Documents and resourcesClicking on any of the following links will open up a new window.The Social Model of Disability (PDF)download