A user-led campaign group
The Being Heard In Government Group (BHIG Group) is a group for people with learning disabilities who want to be more involved in democracy and voting.
The group campaigns on many issues including cuts to local services and welfare.
Members take part in demonstrations and public events and can often be seen speaking at various different meetings. They have visited parliament and worked with local politicians to make election material accessible.
The group have won 2 awards for the their work campaigning to make democracy and voting more accessible for people with learning disabilities:
- Dimensions Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 - You can read more about the award and the BHIG groups work here: https://dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaign/leaders_list/advocacy-being-heard-in-government-group-2021/
- UK Parliamentary Campaign Awards for 'Best Community Campaign 2020'
When and where
The groups meets every 2 weeks, Monday 10 - 12pm
At Speak Out, Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YD