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The Social Inclusion Task Force is run by people Three Cs supports with support from the social inclusion team and volunteers. As well as learning about what is happening at Three Cs and in our local communities, the group plan events and activities, campaign to make positive changes, and speak out to have their voices heard.
They have been involved in a range of campaigns like Flush Mob for the Changing Places campaign, the march against Lewisham Hospital closure and the women’s march against Trump.. They have also run a range of change-making projects e.g. helped increase the number of people voting in local and general elections, highlighted and advised people what to do about hate crime.
The group has its own twitter account called @all4inclusion. They have set up a Task Force Action Group which meets weekly to turn feedback into action. One of the things the task force action group did was to write to Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to complain about the negative way he spoke about disabled people in employment. The group won an award for Speaking Out at Celebrating Success 2018 which was presented to them by Gary Bourlet, Co-founder of Learning Disability England.
In reaction to the Philip Hammond negative comment the See My Ability Campaign was born. The group decided that they wanted to promote positive stereotypes, the group decided that they wanted to tell the stories of their real life successes.
“We want to create awareness and raise the positive profile and challenge stereotypes of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health challenges. People with learning disabilities, autism and/or mental health challenges are equal citizens with real life successes and we want to share them, focusing on our strengths not weaknesses.”