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Supporting people with learning disabilities to have 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.

Speak Out support

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01273 421921

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.



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.

"I have volunteered in quite a few voluntary organisations in Brighton & Hove and I think my work at Speak Out is the most enjoyable voluntary work I have done in Brighton & Hove; and I think that comes from the sense of meaning and purpose that comes from Speak Out volunteering and the great staff and volunteers."

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