Disability Rights UK
Disability Rights UK is the leading charity of its kind in the UK. They are run by and for people with lived experience of disability or health conditions.
The key decisions are made through the members who elect the Board of Trustees: and by the Senior Management Team (SMT). They work with the members to influence national policy on independent living, benefits, education, employment, transport, human rights and other issues - shaping policy through direct experience and expertise. Disability Rights UK also works with the local individual and organisation members to empower and to influence local policy and services.
85% of the Trustees are disabled people; as are the majority of the staff. The Articles of Association state that at least 75% of Trustees will always be disabled people. The Trustees and staff between them have a wide range of personal experiences of disability including mental health issues, autistic spectrum, learning difficulties, sensory impairments, long-term health conditions and mobility impairments. They work hard to be inclusive and to understand and reflect the interests of everyone living with disability/health conditions. The staff and Trustees come from a range of communities and backgrounds, including different faiths and minority ethnic communities.
Equal participation for all
Disability Rights UK wants a society where everyone can participate equally.
Disability Rights UK disabled people leading change
In 3 years they will enable at least 50,000 diverse disabled people to have voice and influence, connecting with each other and with us. They support change agents and enable disabled people to exert power and influence.
Disability Rights UK will work in partnership with other Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs) to showcase approaches to social, economic and public participation and share learning, including through joint projects.
Disability Rights UK will work with many organisations in a position to act, in all sectors, to support them to put disabled people’s priorities at the heart of their policies and practices.
Disability Rights UK will campaign to strengthen and protect disabled people’s rights.
DR UK is itself led by people with diverse experiences of disability and health conditions, from different communities. Disability Rights UK work with allies committed to equal participation for all.See more