Preparing for the Election


In April, Speak Out and Grace Eyre held an event to help people with learning disabilities prepare for the coming elections this year. We went through the details of voting and the new ID requirements, as well as supporting people to register. You can download the easy read Voting Information resource we created here: Speak … Read more

Relationships Open Advocacy Meeting


Speak Out hosted another of our open advocacy meetings on Friday 8th March, with 23 people with learning disabilities in attendance. This time the theme was relationships and we spoke about friendships and romantic relationships. People learned about what makes a healthy relationship and how to know when a relationship is toxic. We also had … Read more

Big Focus Campaign 2024-25: Housing


Dear Friends and Partners, Today Speak Out are launching our 2024/25 Big Focus Campaign. The key issue is Housing and it was chosen by our members who have learning disabilities. Our Primary Aims: – We want safe and appropriate housing for people with learning disabilities. – We want people with learning disabilities to be heard … Read more

Looking after your heart

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Dear friends, You are invited to a fun event about staying healthy and avoiding heart problems (like high blood pressure and clogged arteries). There’s still time to book your ticket! When: Sunday April 21, from 10:30-12:00 Where: Duke’s Cinema at the Komedia in Brighton Why come? Learn good ways to stay healthy with easy-to-understand videos … Read more

Speak Out AGM 2023


On Wednesday 29th November, Speak Out held our Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 2023. Opened by Councillor Bella Sankey, Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, the evening saw talks from our members and trustees discussing the impact that Speak Out has made this year, we welcomed new and existing trustees back onto the board, … Read more

Learning Disability England: Impact of Advocacy Film

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Speak Out were recently involved in the making of the Impact of Advocacy, a film produced by Learning Disability England and Speakup Self-Advocacy. The film tells the story of how self-advocacy has influenced and changed the lives of many people with a learning disability, helping them to become empowered to speak up for their rights … Read more

The Coral Reefers 5K Swim along the Brighton and Hove Shoreline


On Saturday 16th September, the Coral Reefers, a group of local Brighton and Hove women drawn together by a love of the sea, swam 5K along the Brighton and Hove Shoreline to help raise money for Speak Out. The swim started by Rockwater in Hove and finished by the Sea Lanes in Kemptown. Emily Hindle, … Read more

Run for us!

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Would you like to take part in the Brighton Marathon in 2024, the BM10K or the Brighton Half Marathon? Whether you are looking for a place or have your own, we’d love to hear from you! We are beginning to get our places confirmed for the running events and would like to start getting them … Read more

Open Advocacy Meeting


Speak Out holds open advocacy meetings every 3 months at the Brighthelm Centre. These meetings are planned and run by a group of people with learning disabilities. Each meeting focuses on a different issue that affects people with learning disabilities. So far, we have had a meeting about the cost-of-living crisis in March and we … Read more

Chickenfest 2023

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We had a very exciting day during one of our drop-in sessions at the Brighthelm centre recently, where we were visited by Chicken Mark and his family of therapy chickens and ducklings. Our members (and Will our CEO) loved meeting the chickens and having a go at feeding them. The chickens were very calm and … Read more