Sayce calls for ‘strong, united message’ to change hostile attitudes | DisabledGo News and Blog


A leading national disabled people’s organisation (DPO) is to campaign to produce a “sea change” in attitudes to disability, as one of its priorities over the next three years. In its strategic plan for 2016-19, Disability Rights UK (DR UK) says it will focus its campaigning on independent living, improving disabled people’s career opportunities, and – a new priority for the charity – influencing public behaviour and attitudes. In a blog accompanying the document, DR UK chief executive Liz Sayce points to a phone-in on BBC Radio 5 live last month in which disabled callers spoke of being “rejected, demonised, stared at, made to feel unwelcome everywhere from playgrounds to trains”. Sayce says DR UK now wants to collect disabled people’s experiences of some of the worst experiences they have faced, “whether it’s being viewed as scroungers or incompetents, being feared or looked down on, avoided or bullied”. And she suggests there is a need for a “strong, united message” that resonates

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One thought on “Sayce calls for ‘strong, united message’ to change hostile attitudes | DisabledGo News and Blog

  1. And how is this to be funded?

    Mainly, by government,?

    And what is the government policy for all adult vulnerable – encage for care and pharma profit,

    Who will be the disabled they will ask?

    Not all those, must be now a million with autism /LD, holed up in ‘independent’, no choice for profit institutions, and the 3500 joining them from NHS public.

    Why no mention of parents rights?

    And the rights of those deemed ‘incapable’ under MCA, which is now illegally all LD/autistic, and used as commodities.

    This can, but be, a deflective PR plaster, as always.

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