We are a non-party political campaigning organisation involving disabled people, carers, trade unionists, activists, academics and health and social care professionals and workers.
We are a coalition of individual members and affiliated organisations.
We are calling for a universal system of social care and support based on a universal right to independent living which should be:
- Free at the point of use
- Fully funded through progressive taxation
- Subject to national standards based on article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People, addressing people’s aspirations and choices and with robust safeguarding procedures.
- Publicly and democratically run, designed, and delivered locally and co-productively involving service users, disabled people and carers, sector workers, communities, Local Authorities, and the NHS.
- Underpinned by a workforce who have appropriate training, qualifications, career structure, pay and conditions.
- Committed to giving informal carers the rights and support they need.
We urge individuals to become involved and join our campaign to fight against the cuts in social care and support and for a radical change in the way social care is delivered. You can join as an individual member for £5 per year which entitles you to attend Act for Inclusion meetings, to vote, and to receive communication about our events and policy discussions. If you are a member of a trade union, campaign, other organisation ask them to affiliate too (see separate form).
We have kept the membership fee low to ensure we are as inclusive as possible. However, we ask those who can afford it to consider a donation in addition to the membership fee. We need funds for the campaigning work including leaflets, posters, and room hire for meetings.
Attached is the membership form and a series of questions about how you could help Act for Inclusion that we would like you to complete.
To pay for your membership by Stripe, please click on this link.
To make an additional donation, please click on this link.