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Wonderful Time at Disability Pride Brighton

Disability Pride Brighton ran for its second year on Saturday 14th July 2018 with the amazing Alison Lapper, the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Councillor Dee Simson and Chair of Disability Pride, Jenny Skelton, opening the event. Disability Pride Brighton started in July 2017 by Jenny Skelton after one of her daughters suffered an upsetting incident of disability discrimination … Read more

‘Advocacy for a Change’: Best practice research article – advocacy and change in supporting people with learning disabilities

We are pleased to attach a new research article that demonstrates how Brighton and Hove Speak Out is effectively and imaginatively supporting people with learning disabilities (PWLD).  Advocacy for a Change is an independent piece of research that describes a stepped Model of Change that shows how PWLD are helped to achieve positive changes for … Read more

Thumbs Up Have A Great Day At The Take Part Festival

Last Saturday, the Thumbs Up team had a great time at the Take Part festival, which took place on The Level in Brighton. The Thumbs Up team were talking to all the activity providers about whether their activities were accessible for people with learning disabilities. We believe that everyone has the right to take part … Read more

‘What’s Out There?’ Event

We are very excited about the FREE ‘What’s Out There?’ event at the King Alfred Leisure Centre on Tuesday the 10th July! Come along to find out about local services and activities for people with learning disabilities. There will be information stalls and different activities to try. Come and join us any time between 10am and … Read more

Volunteers’ Week 2018!

Helen’s Volunteering story: “I began volunteering as a Citizen’s Advocate with Speak Out in January 2017. Being new to Brighton I was looking for volunteering opportunities and visited a Speak Out stall at the People’s Festival on Hove Lawns. I met members of Speak Out who so impressed me with their stories of the difference … Read more

Pom Pom Making Workshop

Last Thursday Speak Out East took part in a pompom making workshop with the fabulous Stacie from sewmance . Everyone really enjoyed the workshop and went home with a pompom and a new skill! Thank you Stacie for your guidance and patience.