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  Luke 5 Award for Parish Nurse Roofbreaker

Luke 5 Award for Parish Nurse Roofbreaker

Through the Roof’s Luke 5 Award celebrates disability inclusion in Christian life. Usually, a disabled individual makes the nomination – to celebrate how an individual, group or church has made a difference by enabling them to access Christian life in some way. This time, we have several disabled people telling of how they are now able to access Christian...

  Disability inclusion framework ABC: Spring 2024 Vital Link Newsletter

Disability inclusion framework ABC: Spring 2024 Vital Link Newsletter

Welcome to the Spring 2024 Vital Link newsletter from Through the Roof. Download your copy to: read all about our new framework: the ABC Journey of Disability Inclusion, and how to apply it in your church  watch our new video 'Understanding autistic meltdowns and shutdowns' and share it with others meet our new Chair of Trustees, Trevor Hahn, as he celebrates...

  Book review: Loving Our Own Bones

Book review: Loving Our Own Bones

Becky Clegg, a Roofbreaker with personal experience of disability, reviews 'Loving Our Own Bones: Rethinking disability in an ableist world' by Julia Watts Belser  In her latest book, 'Loving our Own Bones', Watts Belser offers a glimpse into disability, aiming to address key questions of inner life and spirituality....

  International Roofbreakers in Kerala, India, 2024

International Roofbreakers in Kerala, India, 2024

Our first International Roofbreaker mission trip to Kerala, India, in January 2024 had a profound impact. It touched the lives of at least 135 disabled people and family members. The trip also addressed the hearts and minds of over 200 local Christian leaders, teachers and students, giving them a more Biblical view of disability inclusion. We were told that very...

  News release: ABC journey of disability inclusion

News release: ABC journey of disability inclusion

Disability charity Through the Roof is calling on all UK churches to join the ABC journey of disability inclusion, from Access to Belonging to Commission. We are sharing a new framework – the ABC model. It is a simple tool for churches to show that disability inclusion is about more than just access. Disabled people are hugely under-represented in the...

  Remembering Mike Townsend

Remembering Mike Townsend

Dear Through the Roof family It is with sad hearts that we announce that Mike Townsend, Through the Roof’s Chair of Trustees, passed away on 28th November 2023. Mike and his wife, Edith, had been on a cruise in the Caribbean when Mike was admitted to hospital in Antigua with breathing difficulties. It was found to be a re-occurrence of the...

  God Grows Our Gifts: Winter 2023 Vital Link Newsletter

God Grows Our Gifts: Winter 2023 Vital Link Newsletter

Welcome to the Winter 2023 Vital Link newsletter from Through the Roof. Download your copy to: read all about our the latest Wheels for the World work of lives transformed with our partners in Kenya watch our new autism support video and share it in churches, with more videos to come! hear about the launch of Together @ Home, a new...

  Wheels in Kimilili and Eldoret, Kenya 2023: blog

Wheels in Kimilili and Eldoret, Kenya 2023: blog

Through the Roof is blessed to have two Wheels for the World missions to Kenya in 2023. On the second trip, volunteers visit Kimilili then Eldoret to distribute wheelchairs and mobility aids to disabled people, as well as Bibles, to bring them physical and spiritual freedom. Sophie Luckett, a UK team member, writes about the experience of the mission...