The General Election 2017 takes place on Thursday 8 June to decide the next Government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Find out how we’re calling for the election to be accessible for people with a learning disability.

Making the General Election accessible

It’s very important for people with a learning disability to have easy read materials available to support them to be able to vote in elections. We have worked with the Electoral Commission to produce accessible guides to support people in being able to vote.

We have also worked with the main political parties to call for there to be easy read versions of their manifestos, which are available below.

General Election 2017 easy read manifestos

Download the easy read manifestos for the main political parties for the General Election 2017

See easy read manifestos

Changing society for people with a learning disability

Learning disability - the change we want to see

There are 1.4 million people with a learning disability living in the UK, many at risk of hate crime, poor healthcare and social isolation. We know that many politicians do not understand the challenges people with a learning disability and their families face. This can change.

In 2015 we launched our Hear My Voice campaign to put learning disability issues higher on the political agenda. Find out more about the change we want to see to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and their families and carers. 

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