This year, national disability and mental health charity, United Response, is using #givingtuesday to ask you to give someone a voice this Christmas.

United Response is a leading organisation in social care, supporting over 2000 people with disabilities, mental health needs, autism and dementia across the UK. For over 40 years, we have been supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society, helping them to live as independently as possible.

Everyone has the right to choose how they live their lives, regardless of their level of disability and communication needs and technology can play a vital role in providing these choices. It’s widely recognised that tablet computers and their applications (apps) are a communication aid, but they are not readily available to people with learning or communication difficulties.

Technology can be seen as a luxury and finding the funds can prove difficult, even though we know that it improves the ability of people with learning disabilities to communicate with those around them. Improving someone’s ability to express their desires and wishes helps reduce frustration, isolation and social exclusion and increases their independence.

Find out how Leah and Sam’s lives have improved dramatically and donate to give someone else a voice this Christmas.