What we do
Equality for All C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company, limited by guarantee and incorporated on 15th April 2014.
We are a non-profit organisation regulated by Companies House.
The CIC model is designed to provide an effective legal form for enterprises which aim to provide benefit to the community or to trade with a social purpose, rather than to make a profit.
We are a user led organisation with a wealth of experience in the sector. The founder has worked within disability services for over ten years. Our practice is underpinned by the Equality Act 2010. We provide a range of innovative services.
In addition, the company will provide benefit to the wider community through the provision of services to people with disabilities and/or mental health issues.
We currently have projects running across Bradford & District and Calderdale & District.
Our long term aim is to work right across the Yorkshire and Humberside area
To promote equality and inclusion for disabled people
To promote choice and control for disabled people
To empower disabled people to make informed choices
Our purpose is to provide innovative support services promoting recovery through choice, inclusion and independence in an adaptable, stable and safe environment. We specialise in working with both children and adults with disabilities and/or mental health needs, including acute conditions.
How we work
Our clients come to us from a diverse range of services and backgrounds.
Following our assessment process, we work closely with our clients to prepare a detailed and holistic care plan, establishing an achievable, bespoke, weekly timetable based on their aspirations. We actively engage with carers and families where appropriate and also work with the client’s existing care team. Once the direct payment budget is approved (if applicable), we will secure a copy of the client’s care plan and incorporate this into our own, along with the client’s own thoughts, goals and aspirations.
We dedicate meaningful 1:1 time and investment to each client in order to safely deliver optimal outcomes, employing a person-centred approach at the core of our work. EFA build compassionate and effective professional relationships with our clients, developing a long-term, user-led plan with them. This can include, for example, valued social inclusion of the client’s choosing, risk-management and crisis prevention skills, a range of therapeutic activities, 1:1 tailored support, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, self-management (e.g. recognising and responding to the symptoms of mental illness), self-awareness and resilience in order to aid the holistic recovery of a positive identity and a healthy, meaningful and enjoyable life.
We recognise the vital importance of providing an accessible and safe environment for each client based on their individual needs. Physical barriers, hidden disabilities, access and adaptations are all taken into consideration and form an important part of our initial assessment process. We make sure our clients feel completely comfortable in the environments we provide.
You can access our services in a number of ways; through personal budgets, direct payments or self-funded avenues. You can also self-refer to our funded projects (please see our therapeutic activities information pages on our website for full details; eligibility for each project may vary in accordance with individual funding criteria).
Equality For All is an approved provider for direct payments (please see here for further info on direct payments: https://www.bradford.gov.uk/adult-social-care/money-and-legal-matters/direct-payments/). We can signpost you to the relevant support if you wish to begin accessing direct payments.
We also work with clients who are self-funding their own care. We offer a bespoke service, tailored specifically to meet your needs in a creative manner.
We can provide support with access needs and travel where required. We tailor our packages to the individual needs of our clients.