What about me?

Support our campaign against discrimination and abuse

Positive Futures has launched a major campaign aimed at tackling discrimination and abuse against the people we support. 

The people we support told us about their experiences of having a learning disability. What they said was shocking. Being bullied and being treated differently to others. All they want is to be included and treated the same way as everyone else.

Georgina’s story, which she shared at a reception in Belfast City Council, is just one example of the obstacles society places in the way of the people we support.

We decided to do something about this.

The “What About Me?” campaign aims to raise awareness of the obstacles society places in the way of people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition.

We enlisted the support of MPs, MLAs, Mayors and Councils across Northern Ireland. In April 2014, Mayors and Council chairs pledged to make their area a more welcoming place for people with a learning disability, acquired brain injury or autistic spectrum condition.

What can you do to support the campaign? Get involved in our “What About Me?” Welcome Award scheme – find out more here or download our leaflet.