Lonely this Christmas?
Many people with learning disabilities experience extreme social isolation at different points in their lives.
‘I want to stop feeling lonely by telling someone how I feel and meeting people at Speak Out’
We all think of our friends at Christmas. For people with a learning disability friendships are very important; but they often have fewer opportunities to go out, socialise or meet others. As a result they tend to have fewer friends and many people feel very isolated.
Brighton and Hove Speak Out supports people with learning disabilities to build support networks in their community. Our groups and drop-ins provide a safe place for people to meet others and find peer support.
Pauline lives alone but found out about Speak Out because she needed help to understand a letter about her benefits. She came to the drop-in for one off support but has since become a regular as some of the people she has met have become important friends who she now also meets up with independently in the community
Help us give more people with learning disabilities the chance to meet and socialise, so they don’t feel lonely any more.
Donate just £3 today or £1 (or more if you’d like to) for every day of Advent to help us support people with learning disabilities to have their voice heard.