Previous campaigns

We have campaigned alongside disabled people, their families and carers for a society in which every person is equally valued.  We know that campaigning can achieve real change. 

Here are some of our previous campaigns.

Home Truths

Sue - Home TruthsNational government and local councils are failing to provide the disabled-friendly homes the UK needs. Disabled and older people are having to wash at their kitchen sinks or use commodes in their living rooms because of this.

Our Home Truths campaign called for house builders and all political parties to commit to making sure the next generation of homes are all easily adaptable.

We published four reports which highlight different aspects of these issues, through personal stories of those directly affected.

Make Care Fair 

Too many disabled people are being forced to choose between a cup of tea and going to the toilet. Millions of us need support to get washed, dressed and to eat every day.

Local councils decide how much support disabled people get. But more and more councils are providing people with flying 15-minute care visits for personal care. These visits are simply too short to support disabled people with dignity.

With over 5,000 people supporting us to put an end to 15-minute care visits, we got the government to tell councils they should not be providing 15-minute care visits for people who need support with things like washing or going to the bathroom.

Disabled and non-disabled campaigners handing in postcards at 10 Downing Street

Action on Access

Many disabled people face problems carrying out everyday activities like going to the cinema, paying bills or using the bank or post office because services haven't been provided in an accessible way.

Our local campaign groups have achieved great campaign wins over the years. This includes campaigns for accessible rail stations and footpaths. These achievements have made a big difference to disabled people in the local areas. 

Benefits

Disabled people are much more likely to live in poverty than non-disabled people. The government is reforming almost the entire benefit system at once.

It is changing the rules on many benefits which disabled people rely on, so that fewer people will be able to get them. This has a severe effect on disabled people’s incomes.

We have previously campaigned for disabled people to keep the money they get to help with travel costs, changing the language used in PIP assessments and calling for the government to protect disabled people from the ‘bedroom tax’.