DR UK 2020 AGM and Conference

Sun,22 November 2020
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There are just two more days for you to register to attend this year's DR UK AGM and Annual Conference on Wednesday 25 November from 12 noon until 4pm.

Click here to register for DR UK AGM and Conference



This year, we are delighted that actress, presenter, campaigner, model and Shaw Power List top three influencer, Samantha Renke will be hosting our Conference.

She will be interviewing Baroness Jane Campbell, campaigner Clenton Farquharson, Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike, journalist Saba Salman and campaigner Shaun Webster.


The day will kick off with our AGM at 12pm-1.20pm. Join us to hear about what we have been doing in the past year, about our new strategy and how we have responded to the pandemic. This year, due to the current circumstances, we are asking that all members cast their votes in advance online or by post.

DR UK Annual Conference from 1.30pm to 4pm

Hosted by Samantha Renke 

This year marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act becoming law. To recognise that, and to feed into the governnment's National Strategy for Disabled People (due out next year) we've been running a campaign this year called We Belong.

Join Sam and our interviewees who will be discussing how they have got through the pandemic, what has motivated them to do what they do as, and for, Disabled people, and (tying in to our We Belong campaign and the forthcoming National Strategy for Disabled People) what needs to change to make society work for us as Disabled people. 


  • Clenton Farquharson MBE, passionate campaigner and advocate, he is chair of Think Local Act Personal and ambassador of DR UK. Clenton was named on Disability News Services’ list of influential disabled people.
  • Baroness Campbell of Surbiton, driven by a fierce passion for equality and human rights, but most importantly a love of her community and a hatred of injustice
  • Shaun Webster MBE, human rights campaigner with the charity, CHANGE
  • Saba Salman, journalist and author of Made Possible, Stories of success by people with learning disabilities
  • Anne Wafula Strike MBE, Paralympic wheelchair racer and campaigner

We, Disabled people, are 20% of the population. We are friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbours. We are part of society and contribute to all aspects of life - We Belong. 

This is a pivotal moment for disabled people. Join us for a get together of disabled people, to share our stories, learn from one another and to contribute to a better future.

Our conference will be held online, using Zoom. 

BSL interpretation and live captioning will be available.

Click here to register for DR UK AGM and Conference.

AGM supporting information

Conference Agenda





Introduction to the Annual Conference and housekeeping poll

Martin Stevens


An introduction to the We Belong Campaign, DR UK insights with highlights from the engagement work and campaign seminars.

Fazilet and Evan Odell


Introduction from our host and explanation of how the interview session will work

Sam Renke


Meet all the interviewees and a chat about how you have navigated the pandemic

Sam Renke


Interview with Jane Campbell

Sam and Jane


Break, short video and poll


Interview with Saba Salman and Shaun Webster

Sam, Shaun and Saba


Break and poll


Interview with Clenton Farquharson

Sam and Clenton


Break, short video and poll


Interview with Anne Wafula Strike

Sam and Anne


Round-up and thank yous

Martin Stevens



The DR UK strategy

We plan to foster a movement in which disabled people lead change. We hope you will join us to hear how the strategy was developed and what we hope to achieve with you, our members, in the coming years.

Members of DR UK will be sent an information pack and it can also be downloaded below. Please remember to cast your votes if you are a member by Friday 20 November.


If you would like to become a member or you have any queries please email us at members@disabilityrightsuk.org or call us on 0330 995 0400.

If posting your voting forms please note that they need to arrive by Friday 20th November. You should post completed forms to: AGM 2020, Disability Rights UK, Plexal, Here East, 14 East Bay Lane, E20 3BS.

BSL interpretation and live captioning will be available throughout.

Click here to register for DR UK AGM and Conference.

AGM documents