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5 ways you can support Disability Pride

Words by Smiley Team

Disability Pride Month in July has been celebrated since the 90s – but the number of people, cities, and countries participating in it has happily grown every single year.

Everyone's experiences of disability is individual to them, but having connection within community can be a supportive tool for everyone – no matter their gender, race, or circumstances. 

Helping bring people together are national and local charities, working to lend a hand whenever is needed. In aid of the month, we've pulled together five charities fighting for disability awareness and equality.

Do you want to get involved? Click through and find out volunteering options available. 


What do they do? Scope is a charity which is not only fighting for equality for those with disabilities but also providing practical and unbiased information

Their aim: Their aim is to create a fairer, more inclusive society for those with disabilities and, in the meantime, to help those with disabilities to navigate the world as best they can.

Get involved.

Disabled Rights UK

What do they do? Disabled Rights UK is an organisation led by, run by and working for people with disabilities. They are taking the fight for disabled rights to the political spectrum, campaigning for change in all sectors across the nation.

Their aim? Its mission is to create a society where disabled people have equal power, rights and equality of opportunity.  

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What do they do? They are a charity that advocates for and supports people with complex disabilities, to enable them to experience the world and fulfil their potential.

Their aim? To provide support for people with disabilities and their families across the nation, from early life all the way through to adulthood.

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What do they do? Mencap is a charity focusing on supporting people with learning disabilities, such as Downs Syndrome.

Their aim? To provide not only support but information, advice and positive stories about learning disabilities for family members and carers who don’t know where to turn. They aim to change the narrative around learning disabilities and improve people’s attitudes and level of understanding.

Get involved.

Action for Kids

What do they do? Action for Kids helps to support children with physical and learning disabilities across the country.

Their aim? They provide mobility aids, employability training, and support for their families and carers to help them thrive. AFK has reached their 30th year of helping children with disabilities, and are holding a number of fundraising events to help celebrate!

Get involved.

We'd love to hear from you about your stories during Disability Pride Month. Get in touch with our team at [email protected].

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