Preparing your case
Make sure that you are clear about the following.
- The problem.
- Any research or legislation that supports your case (Contact Epilepsy Action as we may be able to provide this).
- The support you have.
- Constructive ways forward.
Campaigning for a new service
Before you start you should consider the following.
- Are you sure you have all the facts and have you double-checked they are correct?
- Do you have a clear aim – i.e. what you would like to see as a result of your campaign and can you identify the person or body that can give you the result you want?
- How much time do you have available to spend on the campaign? Is it to be a short, fixed term campaign or one that could be long-term?
It is always worth checking amongst your supporters for possible friends and allies to help in your campaign. These might include:
- A local councillor
- Professional workers who are sympathetic to your aim
- Other local groups with similar aims
- A local carers’ centre
- Your member of Parliament/European Parliament
- The local media
- Other people with the same interest. You may wish to form a group