This year marks 20 years since we changed our name to Scope.
As we look back at the last 20 years, how do you think things have changed for disabled people? Have things got better or worse?
Here’s what you’ve told us so far. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
“Better in many ways but the ignorance continues unfortunately and now backed by the government with it’s war on scroungers, we are people, we contribute towards society” – Bobbi
“I think things have got better in some ways but if you have a disabled people it is hard to get work.” – Jodie
“Things got better and now they’re going the other way. Very very sad times.” – Tina
“Things have improved a little in my 50 years of CP but, not much. Still having to fight for everything, benefits, adaptions, equipment.”- Donna
“I’ve just adopted a beautiful 14 month little girl who has CP and even at this young age I’m shocked at the lack of facilities – doors too narrow, badly designed high chairs in all restaurants, no suitable play equipment in parks. If this is an improvement, god knows what it was like before.” – Lesley
“I think things are much better now, yes welfare reform has had an impact the past few years but overall I feel like the situation has improved markedly especially the last 3 years.” – Michael
“There’s more medical knowledge and laws have been passed to make public places accessible to all regardless of physical condition, so that’s positive.” – Tre
“Better than it was, but still got a long way to go.” – Karl