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Good luck to the Speak Out Team walking or running 100k this weekend!

This weekend a team of 6 will be walking or running the 100k from London to Brighton.  For Ben, the runner he hopes to complete in 12 hours for the walkers: Mandy, Emma, Rosie, Jo and Dawn it will be more like 30 hours.  They are setting off early tomorrow morning and will just keep going until they finish.  Good luck everyone....see you at the finish line with the bubbly!

If you would like to sponsor any of them to help them along, you will find their pages here

Spring has sprung at Speak Out East

We have had a lot of fun at Speak Out East this spring!

June taught our volunteers to knit, we enjoyed a local history session and MIND visited with their puzzle piece art project.

There was also a lot of cake!

We will be playing bingo this Thursday , so do join us.

Thursday 11am – 1pm St George’s café, st George’s Church, St George,s Road, Kemptown

BHIG Group will be going to the Compass Fringe event: Brighton Rocks/ Power Sucks

Hannah, Rohan and Kevin to lead discussion on accessible demorcracy

The BHIG group have been asked to lead a discussion at Brighton Rocks/ Power Sucks:

'Inspired by the new democratic movements at home and abroad, from 'flat-pack democracy' in Frome to Podemos in Spain, this is a day of creative engagement aiming to develop a vision on how democracy can be extended, enriched and made fit for purpose in 21st century Brighton & Hove. Featuring a range of national and local speakers and community groups from the world of politics and beyond, this is your chance to participate in and influence the debate on the nature and role of local government.'

We are really looking forward to this event, please join us.  You can buy your tickets here

People with learning disabilities want more information about cancer

Speak Out have talked to 38 people with learning disabilities to ask them what they know about cancer and cancer screening.

Lots of people told us they want to know more about cancer and how to be healthy. We are telling health and social care services how they can do this. If you would like to know more you can download our report: 

Speak Out East

Come along and share your memories

At Speakout East we have really been enjoying looking at old photos and sharing memories. If you’d like to make a memory book come along, we’d love to meet you.

We meet every Thursday at St George’s Church cafe Kemptown from 11am until 1pm

Well done and thanks to all our Brighton 10k and Marathon runners!

Well done everyone.  Another great day at Brighton Marathon.  You are all fantastic.  Much thanks from all of the Speak Out team.

Speak Out launch new training for Health Services

Speak Out have made some short films about the experiences people with learning disabilities have in health services.

The films are being used to train health professionals in good support.

You can watch the films by clicking here