We are calling for full implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and so campaign for:
- A human rights approach to mental distress/trauma in place of a dominant medical model
- A strong emphasis on equal rights too for people in mental distress who encounter more than one form of discrimination
- A focus on independent living in the community and wide-ranging opportunities for community involvement
- Equal access to physical health services, an adequate standard of living, social and leisure opportunities, education, voluntary work and employment
- Freedom from discrimination, degrading treatment and abuse
- An end to substitute decision-making, detention in psychiatric hospitals, forced treatment and community treatment orders
- The funding needed to make independent living a reality, with a strong emphasis on user-led, alternative, non-clinical and culturally appropriate options
- Awareness-raising about rights set out in the Convention, including the fundamental changes in society and its structures which will be vital, and ways of achieving these
- The meaningful involvement of user-led organisations at political, commissioning, structural, service and community levels.
You can find more information about us in the documents below:
- General information about Liberation
- Easy read information about Liberation (with thanks to People First for help with this version)
- Large print information about Liberation
Further information about the people behind Liberation please visit our Core Team Members page.
If you would like to join Liberation please visit our How to Join Us page.