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If you are affected by disability,what do you want to tell the world?


Through artwork, poetry, photography, stories, collages or messages, we want people to express what is important to them – their lives, hopes, fears and achievements. We want to hear about the full range of people’s life experiences, good and bad.

The postcards do not have to be specifically about disability, but about what matters to you.

You do not need to be a great artist or a perfect writer to take part. The things that matter in this project are creativity, passion and having something you want to say.

If you are unsure where to start, we have suggested some themes to help you choose what you want your postcard to be about.

If you want to make postcards at home, request one of our practical postcard packs – it contains everything you need, from the postcard template to ideas for themes – just email


The last 40 years has seen huge changes for many disabled people, but there is still widespread prejudice and lack of understanding from the broader public. As a national disability charity, United Response is campaigning hard to change this – but we need your support. So please get involved with Postcards from the Edges!


We want anyone who cares about disability to stand up and be counted. You could:

  • Have a disability; such as learning disabilities, mental health needs, physical disabilities or other impairments
  • Be a relative or carer of someone who is affected by disability
  • Work with disabled people
  • Want to support the rights of people with disabilities or mental health needs to be heard.


This collection of frequently asked questions (FAQs) provides brief answers to many common questions about Postcards from the Edges.

What will happen to the postcards?

Our usage policy

The postcards may be displayed online, in United Response print publications and as part of UK-wide art exhibitions, and may also be sold in our shop.

Rest assured that we will always ask your permission before doing any of the above.

Publication and shop

We are now selling A6 postcards! Visit the United Response shop to buy a bundle of 8 postcards for just £5.

We have also published a book of postcards. For more information, email

Terms and conditions

Before you submit a postcard, have a read through our terms and conditions.

If you have any questions or comments relating to Postcards from the Edges, please email

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