On Saturday 2nd September, campaigners from around the country gathered in Trafalgar Square to launch Our Lives R 4 Living Campaign at the Liberty Festival.
The main aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of and support for the Independent Living Bill. This Bill is increasngly important as many local authorities are considering raising the eligibility criteria which will force many disabled people to rely on family and friends or move into residential ‘care’.
Throughout the day, we asked Disabled People to write their stories and slogans on a roll of cloth which we hope to take around the country and collect as evidence that a ‘Right to Independent Living’ is needed.
We also asked people to sign a petition supporting our campaign and collected over 200 signatures.
This is obviously just the start of the campaign so please get in touch if you would like to get involved.