There are 1.5 million people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. living in the UK, many at risk of hate crime A hate crime A crime is when someone does something wrong and breaks the law Laws are the rules that everyone in the country has to follow. If you don't follow the rules you can get in trouble with the police. . is when someone is hurt or bullied because of things like: their disability or their religion Religion is to do with the things you believe about the world. For example you may believe there is a god or something else. Examples of religions are Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. . , 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.
Hear my voice
By talking about the issues openly, we're getting politicians to listen, and we're creating change.
The campaign A campaign is when people work together to try to change something. has connected people with a learning disability and their families and carers to politicians and the people in power in a way that hasn't happened before. Find out more about the key issues affecting people with a learning disability.
Hear My Voice manifesto
We launched our manifesto ahead of the 2015 General Election An election is when people choose who should be in charge of something. This could be in charge of a group, an area, or the country. People choose by voting. The person with the most votes wins. after people with a learning disability and their families and carers told us about what needs to change.
Read the manifesto to see what we campaigned about.