This year's theme for the official UK Disability History Month
campaign is "Disability, Health & Wellbeing"; to kick off this year's campaign, they
are inviting all who wish to attend their online Zoom launch to register interest via email.
You'll find all the details on how to sign up below, as well as a
statement by UKDHM on the current state of the rights of disabled people in the UK.
"The Covid Pandemic has demonstrated across the UK and around the world
just how fragile are the Rights disabled people have secured for themselves and how easily we become
At the heart of this appalling state of affairs is that we are only
conditionally human. Our rights whether we live in institutions, care homes or independently in our own
homes and the community, can be ridden over by politicians, medical professionals or the population in
general judging the world by ableist standards and practising deeply entrenched disabilist responses.
Where we are counted in a disaggregated we find disabled people were not protected and had by far the
highest preventable death rate. Where more progressive Governments such as in Wales are facing up to
this situation, a disabled led enquiry is leading to real change.
Because of the obsession with a medical model approach to disability,
the barriers that compromise our health, now and in the past, are not identified and acted upon. We are
held responsible for our conditions rather than providing us with the support and health care we need."
- UK Disability History Month 2022
Interested in joining?
Email your interest here and you will be sent the Zoom
link 24 hours before the event.
Please include your name, telephone number and any relevant organisation you
UKDHM will be producing resources to raise the theme in your workplace,
college or school before the launch.
You can also register your interest to attend the campaign's online
launch via Zoom below: