The Insurance Institute of Leeds (IIL) has nominated Leeds based CHANGE – which helps organisations to work inclusively with people with learning disabilities – as its adopted charity.
The move reflects the commitment of IIL president, David Ross, to boost support and awareness for local charities and communities.
A human rights organisation led by disabled people, CHANGE seeks to build an inclusive society where those with learning difficulties are treated equally.
Since 2013, the charity has conducted research, backed by NHS England, on the digital gap for people with learning difficulties in accessing health information online.
Its wealth of projects include being invited by the Department of Health to look at improving people’s lives as they move from hospital back to the community.
The Institute’s fundraising initiatives for the charity include raffles at its Continuing Professional Development events throughout the year and boosting support at the annual dinner in November.
David Ross said: “CHANGE undertakes vital work in many areas where the insurance industry plays a role – such as access to healthcare, rehabilitation from accident and injury and helping families in changed circumstances. We are looking forward to helping to make a difference to its inspirational remit.”
CHANGE CEO, Philipa Bragman, said: “The IIL’s backing will add value to our wide-ranging services and projects and will help to raise our profile. We are delighted with, and grateful for, its support.”
One of the country’s oldest professional institutes, IIL was established in 1888 to champion education and professionalism in the industry.