We have a two pronged approach to creating change.
At a societal level
We seek to influence the way systems works so that people who live with disability are better supported and included. This includes disability support funding, and disability support systems, as well as education, employment, transportation and other systems integral to community life.
At an individual level
we seek to amplify the voices and build the capacity of people who live with disability so that they can take charge of their own lives, realise their potential and help us to influence systemic change that makes a real difference to their lives.
In undertaking our work we exercise the following habits:
We promote innovative services and supports that can help move people living with disability into socially valued roles.
We seek to understand the things that improve or help people's life chances, and what this means in terms of policy and action. We do this through research and dialogue with people living with disability, their families and supporters.
We apply a common, clear set of principles to every aspect of our work, so that our efforts are coherent, credible and sustainable.
People’s voice is important, and the people best qualified to talk about the lived experience of disability are people living with disability. By speaking up, people take leadership in their own lives. We seek ways to support people to speak up, so that their views are more easily heard by the people who most need to listen. We call this process amplification.