Celebrating our struggle for equality

UK Disability History Month (DHM) runs from 22 November – 22 December each year.

UK DHM provides an opportunity to raise awareness of current threats to disabled people, including disability hate crime and the impact of the welfare reform and public sector cuts. The purpose of the month is to raise the profile of disabled people’s rights and to advocate disability equality through celebrating the historical and contemporary struggles and achievements of disabled people globally.


The theme for this year’s PCS DHM activities is 'Celebrating our struggle for equality'. We have a range of resources that branches and individual members can use to celebrate UK DHM.

Resources include:

• Poster

• Poem

• Quiz questions

• Book recommendations with discussion questions:

  • 'A Very English Agent' by Julian Rathbone (ISBN-10 0349115087)
  • 'Fallen' by Karin Slaughter (ISBN-10: 1846058937)
  • 'Accidents of Nature' by Harriet McBryde Johnson (ISBN-10:1842707418)
  • 'Bamboo Grove' by Romy Wood (ISBN-10 0956012515)

Click on the link to download the free toolkit