We helped give a voice to people with learning disabilities and autism campaigning for change

The challenge

To help give a voice to people with learning disabilities and autism, and to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the community – from hate crime to healthcare inequality. Dimensions believes that people with learning disability and autism deserve to live fulfilled lives in their communities – and that society should listen to their voices.

Our approach

We launched an in-depth report exploring the alarming inequalities that people with learning disabilities experience at their local GP practice, campaigning for mandatory training for GPs. We gave victims of hate crime a national platform to tell their story, and raised awareness about other important issues, from creating autism friendly environments to safe spaces online.

The results

Across our campaigns, we’ve secured blanket national, regional and consumer coverage – from BBC Breakfast and The Guardian to Metro and Stylist. Our goal is to give people a platform to share their own stories. This is why our coverage always includes commentary or insights from a person with a learning disability or a family member, putting their perspectives front and centre.