Self Advocacy is part of the answer

Self-advocacy is part of the answer – Blog by Gary Bourlet

We have been saying for too long never again for 10 and 20 years by different political parties. Policies are no good if they are not implemented.

There are laws implemented against Racism, sexism and homophobic, but not against disablism from my experience.
We do not need words, we need action.

We need to bring the abusers to court and punishment must fit the crime.

No more institutions in any name.

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No more reports – time for action together, sharing power and expertise

“This is people’s lives …. being wasted whilst we wait for change” – Jordan Smith LDE self advocate representative

People with Learning Disabilities are still not treated as equal citizens. Another report tells us that people with Learning Disabilities are still dying younger.  And that some children and young people remain locked in Hospitals because there is nowhere else for them to go. Read more  “No more reports – time for action together, sharing power and expertise”

The long-term reality for people and their families

Like a lot of others, people connected to Learning Disability England have been talking about the Panorama Programme that is on tonight.

We all think it is going to be a really hard and distressing programme to watch. Some people have said they will not watch it tonight but maybe on catch up later when they can watch with others. Some people have said they feel they must watch it and face the reality of what is exposed. Read more  “The long-term reality for people and their families”