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Change Makers

Change Makers is a citizen reporting programme for young people aged 16-25 with a disability or additional need. 

Providing training in how to become a Citizen Reporter, our Change Maker programme will give you the opportunity to create campaigns and make a change in your community.

During your six months on the Change Makers programme, you will learn more about:  

  • Highlighting important issues through speaking to people in your community and capturing your own thoughts using your smartphone
  • Telling people about the things that affect you in your local community 
  • Getting your voice heard!

We are currently operating in four locations – Belfast, Manchester, Glasgow and Swansea.

What is citizen reporting?

As a Citizen Reporter you will:

  • Identify issues for change
  • Share your story 
  • Work as part of a team 
  • Gather evidence on the change that needs to happen 
  • Talk to local media outlets
  • Make change happen by campaigning for change on the issues you have explored with your reporting group!

What are the benefits of being a Change Maker? 

  • Something great to add to your CV
  • Meeting new people 
  • Building your confidence 
  • Building your digital, reporting and campaigning skills
  • Developing a deeper sense of community spirit 

Register your interest

You can to get involved either fill out the form below or contact us on changemakers@leonardcheshire.org directly.

Stay in touch

We’d like to keep you updated about how we support disabled people to live, learn and work as independently as they choose.

We’ll let you know how you can support our vision and get involved through fundraising, volunteering and campaigning opportunities.

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