Speak Out’s Christmas Appeal – 8th Day of Christmas

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No room at the Inn? People with learning disabilities facing suitable housing shortage.

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 ‘I don’t know what I would have done without my advocate to help me move.  I was telling people that I was unhappy living there, but no one listened to me. I couldn’t do it by myself. She helped me in meetings and helped me remember stuff.

Wherever we spend Christmas our thoughts turn to home; there’s nothing nicer than snuggling up in your own space.

People with learning disabilities really need a place to call home – and it’s getting harder to find. Research published by Mencap in 2019 revealed that 82% of local authorities report a shortage of suitable housing for adults with a learning disability in their area – and this is definitely the case in Brighton and Hove.

At Brighton and Hove Speak Out we work with people with learning disabilities to find out where and how they want to live – and how they might access a home of their own.

According to Mencap the majority of adults with a learning disability want to live communally – either by themselves in a communal dwelling or sharing with friends;  help us support them in making this a reality.

Donate just £8 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.

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