Photos of four of the activists featured in the article

Disabled activists have called for a re-examination of the social model of disability to produce a “reinvigorated” version that will bring together disabled, deaf and autistic people to challenge the oppression they face.

In this Disability News Service article Andrew Lee, director of People First (Self Advocacy), said he hated “with a passion” that when big issues were raised, the media “automatically turn to the big charities”.

He said a key barrier faced by people with learning difficulties was access to information, as “information is power”, and that society was “frightened of us having the same amount of information for us to make decisions for ourselves”.

He said: “The challenge for the 21st century is everybody that is marginalised, everybody who is cut off, if we come together as one unit we can take on society.”

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People First (Self Advocacy) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1057354 and company number 03134827 at 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA.
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