Supporting Speak Out

For 26 years Brighton and Hove Speak Out has been supporting people with learning disabilities to have a voice and the same rights, choices and control over their lives as everyone else.

As a charity, working alongside the people we support, we’ve made a lot of progress, but we still hear first-hand about the challenges they face and how they continue to be marginalised and ignored.

People with learning disabilities are particularly vulnerable to loneliness and isolation. Many individuals are excluded and face discrimination in every aspect of their lives. Our work gives a voice to some of the most marginalised members of the community, enabling them to express their needs, deal with problems they are facing, access essential services and uphold their rights. We work to address the inequality, lack of understanding, incorrect perceptions and lack of support people with learning disabilities face.  

For some people Speak Out is their only support network. For others Speak Out provides support at a time of crisis. 

We want to support everyone who needs us, but we need your help to do this.

Make a donation

You can donate through our Just Giving pages

or text SPEAKOUT, followed by £3, £10 or £20 to 70085

For example, SPEAKOUT£10 to 70085

Thank you for your support

In 2019 Speak Out celebrated 25 years of being part of the learning disabled community. Below are some of the stories and information we shared during our Christmas appeal. Please take a look.

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With your support……

will help reduce isolation by paying for refreshments at a weekly drop-in where people can meet others and find peer support

will enable someone to attend one of our advocacy groups, paying for transport if they would not otherwise be able to participate

will pay for a one to one session of specialist support for a someone to solve a problem or address discrimination they face

will pay a group advocacy session for 10 people supported by staff and volunteers