No Limits – The Disabled People’s Movement – A Radical History

Tue,28 November 2023
Blog Equality & Rights Participation
This Disability History Month, we wanted to promote Judy Hunt's book tracing the radical history of the Disabled People's movement. The book highlights the historical successes, how we can learn from them and why we need a continued fightback moving forward. It details institutionalisation, the impact of neoliberal austerity and speaks about segregation of Disabled people throughout recent decades. It is a must read this month to learn about our radical resistance and how we can move forward!

In her foreword, Dr Jenny Morris wrote: 

“At a time when as Judy Hunt writes: “Disabled people are finding many of the gains of the 1980s and 1990s being eroded,” this book is a timely reminder of where these gains came from. Indeed it’s vital to know where we’ve come from in order to understand the current realities we face, to work out how to make progress and to learn from the past.  

It is also an important book, based as it is on the experiences of someone who was there at the beginning of the struggle amongst disabled people in residential care to have control over their lives, a struggle which gave birth to the movement for independent living in the United Kingdom. It is a valuable addition to Jane Campbell and Mike Oliver’s 1996 book, Disability Politics: Understanding our Past, Changing our Future.  

No Limits – The Disabled People’s Movement – A Radical History by Judy Hunt is available as a 260 page paperback.

£19.99, now reduced to £12.99  - Non-fiction 

ISBN 9781913148027 


It is also available in various formats as a PDF in 12pt and 18 pt freely downloadable from

TBR Imprint 

The Collected Works of Paul Hunt

Paul Hunt was one of the founders of the Disabled People's Movement in Britain, and one of the first activists to argue for the social model of disability. Unfortunately, most of his writings have been out of print for nearly fifty years.

Two new, free, ebooks have been released to give disabled activists a better understanding of Hunt's life and thought, and of the social and political situation of disabled people in the 1960s and '70s. One is a collection of all of Hunt's writings, and the other is his diary of conflict between residents and staff at a Leonard Cheshire Home in 1962 over new rules forced on residents. His diary is introduced by Judy Hunt and both books share important archival knowledge of the Disabled People's Movement.