About We Belong
Disability Rights UK has launched a new campaign – We Belong.
It is a call to society to recognise us as equal to non-disabled people. Not pity cases. Not people who can be ignored. Not an inconvenience.
Disabled people make up a fifth of the population of the UK. We are not invisible. And yet we are still the largest minority which faces discrimination in this country.
To the workforce.
In our neighbourhoods.
In our towns, villages and cities.
In our schools, colleges and universities.
On public tranport.
In our shops. In our cinemas.
In our parks and leisure facilities
In our woods, in our fields and on our beaches.
To learn, qualify and excel.
To share our skills, our experiences and our expertise.
To share our wisdom, intelligence and worth.
We Belong to a country which deserves to have the richness of its diversity reflected back at it through our belonging in all of these places.
As we mark the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, we are weighing up the progress we have made to date as a society to ensure that disabled people belong. We are identifying what still needs to change.
And we are looking ahead and planning a future which is inclusive, for all of us.