Campaigns we’re fighting for
Aldingbourne Trust supports adults with learning disabilities and / or autism, their families and carers to have a voice on issues that are important to their daily lives.
More than £7 billion of the government’s £27 billion cuts will be borne by less than 2% of the population – the most vulnerable. These are unfair cuts.
The Campaign for a Fair Society is a national campaign supported by the Aldingbourne Trust that protests against these cuts and shows that there is an alternative.
The Campaign wants power and control to shift from government to citizens, families and communities. We don’t want the government’s ‘Big Society’ if that means a loss of basic human rights and unfair cuts focused on the most vulnerable. We want a fair society.
Learning Disability England is a new organisation being set up to give people with learning disabilities a voice across the important decisions being made in society. Founder Gary Bourlet wants learning disabled people to be seen and heard right across the country and not just the subjects of “secret footage on Panorama”.
The campaign wants people to speak for themselves and, with major elections looming, for those with learning disabilities to be seen, to vote and to be included. The team fights to ensure that the same opportunities in social life, education and employment are enjoyed by everyone.