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Face to face work in the community.

We are now running groups and drop-ins face to face again.

Please keep checking our website for details.

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 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.

News and Events

Speak Out East Drop-In

Gill Williams, councillor in East Brighton, came to Speak Out East last Thursday. We talked about housing issues.  ...

Funding from the Vegware UK Community Fund

With the support of the Vegware UK Community Fund we are able to supply art materials and refreshments ...

Fulfilling Lives – Information on Child Protection and Care Proceedings

Fulfilling Lives have produces a leaflet and a video for women experiencing the removal of their children into ...

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]



Find out about becoming a Volunteer Advocate with Speak Out.

Volunteer Advocates help people with learning disabilities to express their views, be informed, uphold their rights, make choices, resolve problems and be active citizens in the community.

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