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

Speak Out East Drop-In

Gill Williams, councillor in East Brighton, came to Speak Out East last Thursday. We talked about housing issues.  Gill will include our views when she writes her report for the council. She enjoyed meeting everyone and will be coming again.   Please join us on Thursdays between 11am – 1pm at St.George’s Church Cafe. Make … Read more

Funding from the Vegware UK Community Fund

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Over the past couple of years, through the numerous lockdowns and with everyone being at home, we noticed how important art was in letting people express their feelings in a time of crisis.

Fulfilling Lives – Information on Child Protection and Care Proceedings

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Fulfilling Lives have produces a leaflet and a video for women experiencing the removal of their children into care. Please take a look at the information below and the Fulfilling Lives website, which provides intensive and tailored support to people with multiple and complex needs, helping the most vulnerable and hard to reach. Fulfilling Lives … Read more

Funding from the Boshier-Hinton Foundation

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Speak Out has been kindly awarded funding to help support our new mothers with learning disabilities group from the Boshier-Hinton Foundation. We are very grateful for this kind donation as this group offers a confidential, safe and supportive space for mothers to come together and share their experiences. With a user-led, flexible and creative focus, … Read more