It’s Volunteers’ Week! Thank you to all our brilliant volunteers!


Today is the start of VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK and we think our volunteers are super fantastic! Without our volunteers Speak Out’s work would not be able to happen – They 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. Thank … Read more

Hate Crime – Have you been affected by it?


We are asking what people know about hate crime. Has it happened to you? Would you know who to talk to about it? We would love to hear what you think. If you would like to be involved contact Emma: 01273 421921 or [email protected] Everything you say will be confidential.

Speak Out East Celebrates 2 Years!


Speak Out East Drop In celebrated 2 years! At this special Drop In, table decorations were made, an art workshop took place and delicious food was prepared by St George’s Church, Brighton, Cafe. Speak Out East meet at St George’s Church each Thursday, between 11am and 1pm. Why not pop along – they’d love to … Read more

A great Big thank you to our runners!

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We’d like to say thank you to Carmel and Jeremy, who recently undertook a Half Marathon in Leeds and ran over a mountain in Germany in support of Speak Out – both ran in memory of Ingrid Ashberry; a much missed Speak Out colleague who unfortunately passed away last year. We are so very grateful for all … Read more

Drumming Workshop Update


Last week at Speak Out East we had another great workshop with Rob from Marmalade Drum Workshops. It was loud!  And everyone really enjoyed it. A big thanks to Rob and to everyone who attended.    

Being Heard – The LDVN’s new film


Members of The Learning Disability Voices Network have been working on a film for the past few months and it is finally ready.  It’s about what it’s like to have a learning disability and it highlights some of the great things people can do when given the correct support and the opportunities.  Please have a … Read more

Free Drumming Workshop


There are still spaces on the Drumming Workshop at St.George’s Church Crypt on Thursday 4th May from 12noon to 1pm. It’s free and great fun! You can also join us at the Drop In in the café from 11am for a free cuppa and biscuits Please let Sarah know if you’d like to take part. 01273 … Read more

Thank you to St George’s Church, Brighton

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St.George’s Church has kindly donated £400 towards the running costs of the Speak Out East Drop In. Speak Out East takes place every Thursday morning, from 11am to 1pm at St.George’s Church Café in Kemp Town. It’s free for local people with learning disabilities to join in. People chat over a cuppa and biscuits about … Read more

Thank you to our amazing runners!

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Thank you and well done to our amazing BM10K and Brighton Marathon runners! Brighton Marathon and the Brighton 10k, both took place on the 9th April 2017, with our runners raising much-needed funds for our work. Roger ran the Brighton 10k to raise money for Speak Out and in memory of our loved colleague and friend, … Read more

Sarah’s tribute to Ingrid


  I knew Ingrid for a long time through Speak Out. We worked together on how to make accessible training good and how to make it better. One time I was writing on the board, writing down what people in the training group said. I liked doing that because it helped me to understand them and helped with … Read more