Campaigns action groups
Campaigns action groups, or CAGs for short, are groups of disabled people who come together to campaign on issues that affect them in their local communities. The groups get support from our local campaigns team, but the groups themselves decide what they campaign on.
Why are campaign action groups so important?
At Leonard Cheshire Disability we want to change attitudes to disability. We want to ensure that disabled people are at the forefront of our campaigning so that their voices are being heard. Local campaign groups make sure that disabled people are heard by those in power in their area.
There are many campaign action groups across the whole of the UK – from groups in Scotland to the south west of England.
What are they campaigning on?
Campaigns groups work on all kinds of issues – from improving local paths and pavements, to pushing for local train stations to be made accessible. Group members decide for themselves what they want to campaign on.