Coronavirus National Lockdown – We are still here for you!

January lockdown in England

  • From 5 January 2021 England is in a national lockdown.
  • This has replaced the local COVID alert levels (e.g. Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4) that were in place before.
  • The main rule of this lockdown is that you must stay at home, except for a small number of exemptions.

New Easy read guidelines about what you can and can't do during the national lockdown have been been put together by Mencap.

At Brighton & Hove Speak Out we have adapted the way we work, so we can continue to be there when you need us. We are offering:

For more information call us on 01273 421921 or see below


Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

11am to 3pm Sunday

Speak Out Information Hub and Chat Group

Keep in contact with us

Speak Out with Danielle is a mini video interview series that has been filmed and edited by Danielle Garratt from Speak Out. Danielle has put this together to help us all through these difficult times by looking at how people are coping during Covid-19.

Giving people with learning disabilities a voice

Our vision is a world where people with learning disabilities have the same rights, choice and control over their lives as everyone else.

Speak Out has been an independent advocacy charity in Brighton and Hove since 1994. We make sure that people with learning disabilities can speak up and take action about the things that matter to them.

How we can help you

We offer an a range of services, click on one of the buttons below to find out more.

What is a learning disability?

Learning disability is a term that refers to individuals who find it hard to:

  • learn
  • understand
  • communicate
  • undertake everyday tasks

A learning disability is a lifelong condition. Many people with a learning disability will need support to live as independently as possible.

Learning disability doesn't include specific learning difficulties like dyspraxia or dyslexia. It doesn't include autism either, although lots of people with autism also have a learning disability.

Our Impact

What Speak Out achieved in 2019 - 2020.

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Speak Out History Project

Our History Our Voice is a project documenting and celebrating the history of Speak Out.

For 26 years Speak Out has been providing important advocacy services to people with learning disabilities enabling them to have a voice and speak up about their lives, address challenges they face and take an active part in community life.

News and Events

Needs Assessment Questionnaire – We Need Your Help!

Do you work with with people with learning disabilities in Brighton and Hove? Are you someone who has ...
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Keep Yourself Busy During Lockdown and Self-Help Information Sheets

The Tuesday drop in group have created handy tips on self-help and how to keep yourself busy during ...
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Take part in a survey to help the NHS do things better for people with learning disabilities.

Speak Out and Grace Eyre are collaborating on a project to help the NHS find out how people ...
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Thumbs Up Scheme

The Thumbs Up scheme aims to improve customer service for people with learning disabilities in Brighton and Hove.

By joining, you could help make a difference to nearly 5000 people with learning disabilities in our city.

Join the Thumbs Up Scheme today!

To find out more, contact Liz Holmes: [email protected]


Our Funders