25 Years of Speaking Up

Support our 25 Years Appeal to raise vital funds to continue and build on the essential work of the charity. Over the year we are aiming to raise £25,000 from donations and events.



Corona Virus Update

During this challenging time, Brighton and Hove Speak Out is continuing to provide advocacy support to people with learning disabilities over the phone. We are looking at ways we can continue to provide our current services via online and phone support. We are also in the process of setting up an advocacy helpline.

We will let you know more about this in the coming days. In the mean time you can contact Speak Out for more information on [email protected] or call 01273 421921.

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For easy read information about the coronavirus

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  • What to do if you need to go food shopping
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Would you like to have a chat?

New Facebook group Speak Out Chat has been set up for anyone with a learning disability and for our volunteers to keep in contact.

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.

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.

How we can help you

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

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

Easy Read Coronavirus Information 2

What to do if you need to go shopping for food and things to do whilst you stay ...
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Do You Need To Have A Chat? New Facebook Group

Speak Out has created a new Facebook page for anyone who is an existing Speak Out member, for ...
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UK Parliament Campaign of the Year 2020 Award Winners!

We are very proud to announce that The Being Heard in Government Group (BHIG) are the winners of ...
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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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