MP Julian Huppert has signed up to support a national campaign to make sure people with learning disabilities and their families are heard in the run-up to the General Election in May.
He is supporting Mencap’s Hear my voice campaign which is backing the 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK, many who feel they are not listened to by those in power.
Julian said: “This campaign is really important to make sure people with learning disabilities and their families are heard on the issues that are important to them such as better healthcare and education.
“If they don’t have a voice many of the issues that affect them could go unheard and potentially unresolved.”
Campaign organisers have launched a manifesto which explores the issues that matter most to people with a learning disability and their families and on which they want to see action from the next UK government. These include improving healthcare for people with a learning disability, ending disability hate crime and improving support in education.
And through the new Hear my voice website: www.hear-my-voice-org-uk people with learning disabilities and their families can share their experiences with the local MPs and, in return MPs and election candidates can show their support by signing up.