Congratulations to Campaign 4 Change who won The People’s Award at the recent National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards.
Campaign 4 Change is a self-advocacy group, committed to campaign for greater equity for people with learning disabilities and/or autism. In the last year, members have been involved in a number of campaign issues, most notably to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities are part of their group and included in national campaigning.
C4C member, Philippa Hoey from Hersham Gardens said:
“I am very happy, excited and proud to be involved and everyone has been working hard and it is very special to be part of Campaign for Change”.
In January 2020 Campaign 4 Change were selected to present at the National Learning Disability England (LDE) Conference in Manchester on ‘Making a profound difference, together’, aimed at raising the profile of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities so that they are more visible nationally, more involved in self-advocacy work and not forgotten when decisions and policies are made.
Campaign 4 Change has been engaged in a #MindYourLanguage Campaign, to ensure that when social and healthcare professionals are talking to or about people with learning disabilities and/or autism, the language used is always respectful and ‘normalised’. The group made clear they disliked terms such as ‘service user’ and ‘resident’ amongst others and campaigned for reductions in the use of abbreviations.
Campaign 4 Change has also been part of a Creating Connections group with LDE, Seeability and others. During lockdown they created an arts project to keep people meaningfully occupied and develop new friendships and interests. You can see a lot of their great artwork on the Campaign 4 Change Twitter page @C4Cgroup.
Campaign 4 Change have also supported the development of an Easy Read Booklet on Transgender support.
What a very well deserved award and huge congratulations to you all.