Scope mounts fight for equality

National disability organisation Scope is fighting discrimination against disabled people by holding its first Time to Get Equal Week.

The campaign kicked off on Monday 18 June and the charity’s PR team is targeting regional, trade and local media to promote more than 50 events in Scope’s shops and services across England and Wales.

The venture’s logo is being displayed at the top of Mount Snowdon and in a specially cut crop circle.

The week of events began with a rally outside Downing Street, which saw campaigners urging the Government to support a private members’ bill that would give people with disabilities a legal right to the services and support they need in order to live independently.

Scope has also commissioned new research, which found that 85 per cent of its respondents believe disabled people are treated as ‘second-class citizens’ by others.

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