Dear friend

Over the last 40 years, INQUEST has stood alongside thousands of families whose loved ones have died at the hands of the state as they demand truth, justice and accountability.

We are facing funding challenges at a time when the demand for our work has never been greater.  As we witness the impact of austerity and erosion of human rights, our work holding the state and authorities accountable when they fail in their duty of care is as important as ever.

Today, we’re launching our fundraising appeal to raise £40,000 so we can continue our vital work. Donate today and show bereaved families that they are not alone in their fight for truth, justice and accountability.

Together we can put an end to state related deaths and the unjust systems which enable them.


With gratitude,
Deborah Coles and the whole team at INQUEST

P.S. We know not everyone can help with a donation just now. Can you share our posts on social media to help spread the word? Find our posts on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, or send the campaign page to a friend.

Saturday 3rd December – UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities.


ONS blog

2 December 2022

What have we learned about the experience of disabled people?

22% of people in the UK are disabled

Tomorrow (3 December) is the UN International Day for Persons with Disabilities.  With the most recent estimates from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) putting the proportion of disabled people in the UK at 22% in 2021 (up from 19% a decade ago), this is a sizeable and very diverse group. Here, Helen Colvin and Josephine Foubert from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) look at some of the work we have been doing recently to give insight into the lives of disabled children and adults.

I found this shocking but perhaps unsurprising.  Reminded me of the first time I travelled up to Waterloo by train with my new baby – I looked round and realised about 50% of people were  elderly, ill, on crutches, a wheel chair user, carrying or dealing with heavy luggage or were pushing prams or push chairs. What they all had in common was the need for level surfaces and ramps.

Read the blog