Good will to all men? Put beating bullying at the top of your Christmas list.
‘I hope in the future people’s attitudes towards people with a learning disability change so we are treated better’
For people with Learning disabilities bullying can continue into adulthood. We all deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, but 9 out of 10 people with a learning disability say they have experienced some form of bullying or hate crime.
Brighton and Hove Speak Out provides a safe space for people with learning disabilities to talk about bullying. We also work with the Community Safety Team and public transport operators to increase their awareness of bullying going on in our community and support people with learning disabilities who want to report a hate crime.
John is a member of a self-advocacy group where he talked about feeling intimidated by a group of young people on the bus calling him names. John’s group contacted the bus company to talk about how bus drivers could support people with learning disabilities in this situation.
Help us support more people with learning disabilities in making bullying a thing of the past.
Donate just £5 today or £1 (or more if you’d like to) for every day of Advent to help us support people with learning disabilities to have their voice heard.