Coronavirus outbreak – We are still here for you!

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:

  • Telephone helpline (Monday-Friday 9-5pm and Saturday-Sunday 11am-3pm)
  • Regular check in calls
  • Advocacy (over the phone or via video calls)
  • Online support
  • Online Drop-In session information

For more information call us on 01273 421921 or see below


Open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday

Speak Out Information Hub and Chat Group

Keep in contact with us

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.

Speak Out History Project

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

For 25 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

Bank Holiday Helpline Times

On this bank holiday Monday - 25th May, the Speak Out helpline will be closed. Please leave a ...
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Mental Health Awareness Week is all about kindness

Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from 18 - 24th May 2020 and the theme is 'kindness'. ...
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Hot weather and the potential implications for vulnerable people during Covid-19

With summer nearly here and the temperature rising, we must take care of ourselves and look for signs ...
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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

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Pebble Trust