The Get Me? Charter has been developed by people with learning disabilities. The Charter gives some clear and simple points about how people with learning disabilities want to be treated.
We are asking people and organisations to sign up and show their support for The Get Me? Charter as a step towards getting a better understanding of people who have a learning disability.
The Get Me? Charter
- Support me
- Believe in me
- Include me
- Listen to me
- Talk to me
- Respect me
- Try to understand me
- Accept me
Having a learning disability is not the only thing I know about.
Get Me? get a better understanding of learning disabilities.
Show your support for The Get Me? Charter
It’s easy to show your support – you can use Twitter or Facebook and the campaign hashtag #SupportGetMe
Copy and paste the following or write your own message (just remember to include the hashtag!)
I #SupportGetMe and want to get a better understanding of learning disabilities. See the Get me? Charter
We #SupportGetMe and want to get a better understanding of learning disabilities. See the Get me? Charter
Download a copy of The Charter
Download a copy of The Get me? Charter to print off and display.
Get Me Charter EasyRead (pdf)
Get Me Charter I am signed up (pdf)
Get Me Charter We are signed up (pdf)
Thank you for your support!
This year’s Leeds Learning Disability Week 2014 was one of the busiest yet and right at the heart of it was the next stage of the Get Me? campaign!
Over the last few months people with learning disabilities have been working to add more voices to the campaign, either by contributing new campaign posters or telling their stories. The Get Me? campaigners have also been working hard to develop a Get Me? Charter, making it clear how people with learning disabilities want to be treated.
The new Get Me? Charter has been written by people with a learning disability from the Leeds People’s Parliament (previously Learning Disability Reference Group) and was presented at the Council Chamber Take Over on June 13th – kicking off Leeds Learning Disability Week 2014.
The new Get Me? Charter will reach the campaign out to yet more people who will be invited to sign up and show their support. During the week signatures were collected at information stands in Leeds Teaching Hospitals, including the support of Julian Hartley, Chief Executive at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust who signed up.
Following its presentation and approval in the chamber the Get me? Charter is now set to appear on the Get Me? website. The website was also launched during the week and includes people’s stories and a range of new Get Me? posters and look out for The Charter soon!
The Get Me? campaign began with the launch of the fantastic Get Me? film at the Royal Armouries in September 2012, the film has been used since to put across the campaign’s key message Get Me? Get a better understanding of learning disabilities, The Charter is the next step.
Keep up to date
Follow Get me? on Twitter @LDGetMe
Like Get me? on Facebook www.facebook.com/getmecampaign
Since the campaign launch in September the Get me? film has been screened at a number of other events in Leeds.
Screenings to date include:
- The Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Annual Members’ Day
- Leeds International Film Festival
- International Day of Disabled People Event
The film has also had over 600 views on You Tube (as of January 2013).
Show the film
If you are interested in supporting the Get me? campaign, by screening the film we’d love to hear from you. DVDs are available and the film is also on You Tube (see below).
To speak to someone about the campaign call 0113 305 5989 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Get me? campaign is the result of a year of consultation and partnership working between Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Tenfold (the learning disability forum for Leeds), People in Action and people with learning disabilities from Leeds.
We worked with some fantastic individuals from Leeds, who have learning disabilities, to design the campaign name and logo and create the Get me? film and posters. The Get me? campaign aims to challenge perceptions and create a better understanding of people with learning disabilities. Get me? shows what people with learning disabilities can do, instead of what they can’t.
The campaign launch and the premiere of the Get me? film was held at the Royal Armouries cinema on Wednesday 12 September. The launch was well attended and plenty of popcorn was eaten!
The Yorkshire Evening Post and Yorkshire Post both ran features to announce the campaign launch in September.
Yorkshire Evening Post, 12 September 2012 Get the message about learning disability (.pdf) pp22-23 Read article on YEP website
Yorkshire Post, 12 September 2012 The new face of learning disability (pdf) p7
Speakers getting ready for Get me? launch
The audience – Get me? launch
Film Director Stephen Ashwell speech