United Response is a member of a number of coalitions and groups which campaign together for shared goals.

We work within these coalitions to raise awareness of the issues that the people we support tell us are important to them. Together, we have a more powerful voice when campaigning on issues, and in the different policy areas, which affect the lives of people with learning disabilities.

Involving disabled people

We provide many opportunities for people we support to get involved. Learn more about how we involve people we support in campaigns.

Learning Disability Voices

United Response is co-chair of Learning Disability Voices, a coalition of charities, not-for-profit and independent sector providers of learning disability services, which together represent 20% of the total sector provision. LD Voices fears that standards in social care will slip and goals set out under the transformation agenda will be missed if the Government doesn’t provide proper funding for care.

With this in mind, Learning Disability Voices successfully gained support from a range of  parliamentarians across the political spectrum for learning disability issues in the last Parliament. Ahead of the General Election on 8th June, LD Voices has launched its 2017 Care Crisis Manifesto to set out what the next Government must do to prioritise care for people with learning disabilities.

Read the Care Crisis Manifesto 2017 in full

Care and Support Alliance

United Response campaigns as part of the Care and Support Alliance for the better funding of social care. The CSA is a coalition of 85 of Britain’s leading charities campaigning for a properly funded care system alongside the millions of older people, disabled people and their carers. As part of the CSA we put our name to submissions, consultations and collective campaigns to raise awareness of better care for people we support.

We believe that the social care system is in crisis and seriously underfunded, which is why we campaign for proper funding to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in society.

Disability Benefits Consortium

The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) is a national coalition of over 60 different charities and other organisations committed to working towards a fair benefits system. Many of the vulnerable people we support rely on benefits from the Government to meet costs associated with their disability. United Response campaigns with the DBC to ensure that disabled people continue to receive the help that they need to live their lives fully and with dignity.

United Response is also a member of the following groups, all of which campaign on disability issues: