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The Effective Engagement Toolkit

Our toolkit is a practical ‘living’ resource for anyone with or without a disability, organisation or individual, who wants to ensure the voice of disabled people is front and centre of their influencing work.

At Leonard Cheshire, we believe that the views of disabled people should be at the heart of everything that we do and everything we say. Despite our best efforts, we know that this is not always straightforward.

We need to understand the issues facing disabled people and provide an accessible and inclusive response in how we work. However, in order to do this, we will need to make some changes in our behaviour, language and processes.

What our toolkit includes

Our effective engagement toolkit is a practical resource guide for anyone committed to ensuring the voice of disabled people is front and centre of their work. 

Starting with influencing approaches on policy, campaigning and public affairs engagement, the toolkit provides:

• Step by step guidance on entry points for developing productive and mutually beneficial relationships with the disability community. 

• Quick guides on key disability movement context, approaches and best practice

• A breakdown of key elements of the Influencing Cycle.

• Examples of where good practice has worked well. 

• Links to in-depth information for further learning.

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