The UK Government plans to replace our Human Rights Act with a UK Bill of Rights
There are grave concerns about the Governments proposals which go along way to watering down the hard won Rights of people with Disabilities including barriers to accessing the Courts to obtain legal judgements and other measures that will take Disability Rights back to the 1930’s.
The Consultation began just before Christmas 2021 and will end on 8th March 2022, yet few people know about the proposed Bill of Rights, what it means for people living with Disabilities or about the Consultation.
On Wednesday 23rd February Age UK Scotland’s About Dementia Forum are holding a Day of action, including a Twitter event using the hashtag
Join in the conversation and share your thoughts.
The consultation and link to take part can be found at:
We need as many people as possible to take part to show what the Government is proposing goes far short of what is expected of a Bill of Rights in the 21st Century
Age UK Scotland’s About Dementia Forum are providing templates for people to post and then take part in the conversation
Do include your local MP when posting
I’m protesting against plans to replace our #HumanRights Act with a UK Bill of Rights, which could weaken our rights. We only have until March 8th to raise our voices. I’m joining a day of action on Feb 23rd to spread the word. Save the date & use #HumanRightsACTion to join me!
(Graphic will be attached with Save The Date)
On Wednesday the 23rd:
First template: (names AD)
Did you know about plans to replace our Human Rights Act with a UK Bill of Rights? Many people don’t! Today I’m raising my voice & joining a day of action with @AboutDementiaSc activists, who believe this could weaken EVERYONE’s #HumanRights. Use #HumanRightsACTion to join us ✊
Second template: (More generalised)
Do you believe #HumanRights should remain universal? Then please raise your voice & join a day of action to raise awareness of proposals to replace our Human Rights Act with a UK Bill of Rights. Join the movement by using #HumanRightsACTion & share what Human Rights mean to you!
Third Template: (Dementia specific but not AD focused)
The rights of people living with dementia & carers were ignored during the pandemic. Yet there are plans to weaken our #HumanRights further. I’m joining a day of action to protest against proposals to replace our Human Rights Act. Raise awareness & use #HumanRightsACTion to join!
Fourth template: (more generalised with a link to follow)
#HumanRights are universal & I want to keep them that way! I’ve joined a day of action to raise awareness about plans to replace our Human Rights Act. Join me by using #HumanRightsACTion & share why you want to protect our Human Rights. Read more here: https://www.bihr.org.uk/human-rights-act-reform
Fifth template: (General and includes space to share personal thoughts)
I’m joining a day of action to protest against plans to replace our Human Rights Act. I’m taking #HumanRightsACTion because (share why this is important to you in your own words)
Sixth template: (Contains information as how to join a consultation response)
There are proposals to replace our Human Rights Act, which could weaken #HumanRights. We have until March 8th to respond to a consultation. To add your voice, visit https://www.bihr.org.uk/human-rights-act-reform or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Dementia specific action.
Seventh template: (encouraging people to share and cover Ron’s song)
I’m protesting against plans to replace our #HumanRights Act & so are @Deepnessdement1. With @sjbancroft they’ve made a protest song & they’re asking people to cover it to raise awareness. Listen here:
For sheet music email email@example.com