Welcome to Equal Lives

Equal Lives is led by people who face disabling barriers and is dedicated to making your voice heard. We support people to empower themselves to live independent lives. Our aim is to give you the support you need to live your own life and to remove disabling barriers. We are very involved in campaigning on issues that affect you to try and influence policy decisions. We’re also here to provide support and information for the day to day tasks of living. Whether you need to employ a personal assistant, find out what benefits you’re able to receive or you need help or advice for caring for an elderly friend or relative we are here to help. We have lots of information available, so to get you started we’ve put links to some of our most popular areas below. You can also search for a keyword if you know what you’re looking for.

Some updates are taking place and some factsheets may not be available. If you require any further information or would like copies of factsheets sent to you please contact us on 01508 491210.


If you are a business or organisation, see our new Partner Services section for information about Equal Lives Training, consultancy and more.

Message from the CEO


We are Equal Lives, a disability rights organisation led by disabled people that aspires to a world free from disabling barriers. We believe in the social model of disability, whereby you are not disabled by your disability or health condition, but the barriers in society.

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