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.
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:
- The hidden housing crisis, highlighted the state of housing in the UK.
- No place like home looked at the scandal of 300,000 disabled people on housing waiting lists.
- When homes hurt illustrates the pressure put on the NHS and social care by the lack of disabled-friendly homes.
- The long wait for a home showed councils failing to pay for home adaptions within the agreed time-frames.
Action for 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.
Campaigners 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.