Week 1: Campaign context #107days

In our last post we re-launched #107days and shared the video that captured some of the wonderful action last year. In this post we wanted to provide some further context for the campaign. The simplest way of doing that is by sharing one key document, the #JusticeforLB Audit Report, and a Newsnight feature, both produced in response to the National Audit Office report into learning disability published at the start of last month.

So, grab a cuppa and have a watch of this, it’s only 5 minutes long, but captures succinctly the last couple of years for LB’s family:

Our Audit Report is called Actually improving care services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. You can download it by clicking on the cover below, or the link here. The report examined the challenges faced in delivering key commitments of the #JusticeforLB campaign manifesto, the extent to which these have been achieved, and the barriers to achieving JusticeforLB and actually improving care services for people with learning disabilities.

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Our headline message was that we believed that the JusticeforLB campaign demonstrates that a considerable amount can be achieved if you strip away layers of tired bureaucracy, hierarchy and vested interests and just get on with it. In a genuinely collective way.

So many of you spontaneously, creatively and magnificently got involved with #107days last year, and we’re extremely grateful for your support. One of the things that we tried to capture in the audit, but would like to understand further, is the impact that the campaign has had. To that end, please share with us what difference the campaign has made for you.

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