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
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
Donate to Speak Out just by being active
Whether you are someone who is a keen hill walker or just likes to stretch your legs a bit, a hardcore marathon runner or only ever run to catch the bus, a lycra clad cyclist or just like to use your bike to nip to the shops or actually none of the above, doing the hoovering is enough of a workout - every mile of movement will raise 5p for Speak Out at no cost to yourself!
Simply download the App from the Fit4Change website, select Brighton and Hove Speak Out as your chosen charity, and for every bit of movement you do, you will raise vital funds for Speak Out.
Please join us. It’s free, it’s easy, and it will cost you nothing.
Thank you for your support.
A free way to raise money for charity when you shop online!
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Brighton and Hove Speak Out with easyfundraising?
There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
Go to Speak Out's easy fundraising page or download the app
There are no catches or hidden charges and Brighton and Hove Speak Out will be really grateful for your donations.
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.