FAQs Through the Roof
What does Through the Roof do?
Through the Roof seeks to make the Christian message accessible to people affected by disability. To achieve this we have a variety of projects, both in the UK and overseas, to encourage churches to be inclusive of disabled people and their families.
In the UK we provide information, resource and training for churches on accessibility issues, including compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act. Our programme Disabled Christians Fellowship provides fellowship for disabled Christians, through running accessible holidays, supporting local groups and providing inspirational tapes.
Overseas, our programme Wheels for the World distributes wheelchairs, refurbished in UK prisons, to people in developing countries in partnership with local churches and other organisations.
Why are you called Through the Roof?
The Bible tells a story of four men who took a paralysed man to Jesus. They couldn’t get in the room and lowered him through the roof. It was the partnership between disabled and non-disabled people that made it possible for that man to meet Jesus. Through the Roof seeks to work in partnership with disabled and non-disabled people to make the Gospel accessible.
How do I get someone for my church / group who can tell me about the work of Through the Roof, Wheels for the World, Churches Inc and Disabled Christians Fellowship?
Send an email to email@example.com or call 01372 749955 and specify the dates you have in mind. The more notice you give and the more alternative dates, the better. Tell us whether you want the emphasis on Through the Roof, Wheels for the World, Churches Inc or Disabled Christians Fellowship. We don’t charge but would very gladly receive a donation.
Is Through the Roof attached to any religious group or denomination?
We work with all Christian churches and denominations but have no ties with any specific group. We are even asked occasionally for access advice for synagogues, mosques and temples! However, we are a Christian organisation and more information can be found on our “about us” pages.
What is your connection with Joni Eareckson Tada?
Joni Eareckson Tada is the Patron of Through the Roof and we are a Charter Partner of Joni and Friends. More information can be found on our 'about us' pages.
How is Through the Roof funded?
We are mostly funded from donations from individuals and churches. Many individuals sponsor wheelchairs as part of our Wheels for the World programme and DCF groups give towards our work. Please consider a one-off donation or a regular donation by standing order. Do consider a legacy to Through the Roof in your Will, details also online in our donation pages.
How can I raise money for Through the Roof, Wheels for the World, Integr8 and Disabled Christians Fellowship?
Please download a list of tried and tested fund-raising projects (Coming soon!)