Young disabled people share their hopes for equality


This is great and shows that having a disability does not mean you can’t engage in any aspect of Society. It may not be easy to engage, but Society has to make the reasonable adjustments to ensure there is equality in access.

It may be that Society, while it should, is not sure what reasonable adjustments are required and that again does not mean it can not be done. For if Society does not know then Society needs to ask those that do to achieve equality.

In effect good communication and working together needs to be part of the process, so everyone is engaged with each other.

If this was achieved would not, only, the UK be a better place, but this could be extended to the World at large.

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Regardless of who we are or where we are from, we must work together to ensure that every member of society has an equal chance to participate in our democracy and to have their say.

Carly Jones MBE hosted an EqualiTeas event at Scope, inviting young disabled people to meet, talk about equality and democracy, eat cake and decorate biscuits! An event championed by UK Parliament, aiming to bring UK communities together to explore what equality means to people.

Carly is an autism advocate who has been tirelessly campaigning for equality for years after her own battle to get a diagnosis.

Here’s Carly’s story.

I asked Scope if they could support a celebration of the “equality of voting rights”, EqualiTeas event at their new Here East offices at Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford. Here I am talking to the Scope team about the event.

Scope team filming Carly who is sat on a sofa. Carly being filmed.

My hope in…

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When will our politics start to address young disabled people? | Frances Ryan | Opinion | The Guardian


Youth were enthused by last week’s general election, but having a disability means you feel even more excluded than other young people do. We need to be part of the conversation

Source: When will our politics start to address young disabled people? | Frances Ryan | Opinion | The Guardian

Disability And Sex: Where Is The Inclusive Sex Education?


Great post and hopefully those that can progress this more will do so.

Same Difference

Asks Emily Yates in today’s Guardian.

I think it is fair to say that the Paralympics have changed perceptions for the better in linking disability and sport. We have become used to watching elite athletes win medals and represent their countries in front of large crowds, and they just happen to use wheelchairs or prosthetic limbs, or be of short stature, or have hearing and visual impairments.

But what happens when we change “sport” to “sex”? Does awareness and education exist in the same way?

Inclusive and accessible sex education certainly did not exist when I was at school – apart from, perhaps, putting a condom on a banana. We are aware that disabled women, in particular, are almost three times as likely to be sexually abused than their non-disabled peers and yet those of us with disabilities are still entering lessons and workshops that are not designed for us…

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Scope for Change – get involved and change the country


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Today we are opening applications for Scope’s new campaign training programme ‘Scope for Change’.

Between the ages of 18 and 25 and want to learn campaigning skills? Then find out more and apply for the new programme.

Young disabled people who we speak to say there are still too many barriers in society that prevent them from doing the day-to-day things that many people take for granted.

Much of this is down to the physical and attitudinal barriers people face along with the negative attitudes towards disability.

Thankfully we know that young disabled people from across the country are passionate about making a Britain a better place. We want to hear from these people who want to campaign for change, meet new friends and learn new skills.

Rebecca’s campaigning

Rebecca Bunce is a campaigner who’s learnt valuable campaigning skills with Scope and Campaign Bootcamp.

“Scope kindly gave me the opportunity to learn exciting…

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