What do the self-advocacy groups do?
The self-advocacy groups are for adults with learning disabilities.
They are a safe place where you can talk about things that are important to you.
You can become more confident about speaking up.
The groups can help you to speak up to people in your lives or to services you use.
The self-advocacy groups tell local services what they think.
Sometimes the groups want to find out about a service and tell them what they think of it e.g. The Theatre Royal or the Pavillion or the city parks.
The groups help you find out information or get to know services you have not been to before.
Sometimes Speak Out gets money to do themed groups that develop skills like the 'Food with Friends' group or the 'Lunch Club'.