We believe that people who have a learning disability should be equal members of society. But we know that this view is not shared by everyone, as we continue to see and hear about people who have a learning disability being bullied, stigmatised and becoming the victims of hate crime.
Ready to put an end to abusive language, in 2014 we launched a bold new anti-bullying campaign called #BetheChange.
In 2016, we received two years of funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to further develop our #BetheChange campaign by working actively in communities to educate children and empower adults to be the change for people who have a learning disability.
Part of our campaign seeks to build a positive and increased profile for people who have a learning disability in society. By educating people about learning disability, we aim to achieve more tolerance and less bullying, stigmatisation and marginalisation.
The second part of our campaign seeks to empower young people who have a learning disability, and who have experienced bullying or negative attitudes, to challenge this behaviour and become Change Champions. Our Change Champion programme is now underway and we look forward to introducing our champions soon.
Contact us to find out more about #BetheChange.