We Won't Be Forgotten
We're Scope, the disability equality charity. We campaign relentlessly to create a fairer society and provide practical information and support when it's most needed. Never has this been more needed than in 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic left 1 in 4 disabled people feeling forgotten, and risked turning back the clock on disability equality. Scope launched We Won’t Be Forgotten, our most reactive campaign ever, in May 2020. We aimed to publicly stand alongside disabled people and mobilise them to campaign and ensure they aren’t forgotten by decision makers. We aimed to get disabled peoples’ stories heard, and to minimise the negative impact of Coronavirus on their lives and livelihoods. We reached 70 million people through the campaign, and mobilised disabled people and tens of thousands of others to take over 60,000 campaigning actions directed at Government. Through this, we set the public and political narrative on how disabled people have been forgotten during the pandemic. The campaign resulted in helping disabled people secure essential grocery delivery slots at a crucial time, and has made important progress around more accessible practices for work and welfare. This will help minimise the long-term financial impact of Coronavirus on disabled people’s lives.