United Response has produced a set of free easy read resources to help people with learning disabilities find out more about what politics is, how it affects them and how they can get involved.
The booklets have been created to be a tool for discussion; to be used with people in either a one to one or group setting, with the aim of encouraging conversation and thinking about the difference that politics makes to all of our lives.
The easy read resources include three easy read booklets:
The first booklet, ‘How politics affects your life’, explains how the law works, the basic rights of all people and how these things impact our lives on a daily basis.
The second booklet, ‘How politics works’, details how MPs are elected and how they can help the community, as well as explanations of devolution and how elections at the European Parliament work. The booklet also explains the work of political parties, and how the House of Lords and the Queen are involved in decision-making.
The final booklet, ‘How to get involved’, outlines the voting process in both local and European as well as General Elections, and offers advice on other ways to vote. There is also information about joining a political party and about getting involved in campaigning.
The three easy read booklets, are also accompanied by a supporter’s booklet, which provides information on how to help someone with learning disabilities get more involved in politics and voting