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Advocacy Drop-In and Group Supporters

Some people come to the drop-in regularly and meet new friends. People tell us it’s good to talk to other people with learning difficulties who may have had similar experiences.Working with a member of staff, you will help facilitate one of our well established self-advocacy groups or drop-ins in either Hove or Kemptown. You will need to be available at a regular time each week or fortnight to support group members to speak up  about things going on in their lives that they want to share.  You may be assisting individual members to communicate with each other, support phonecalls, emails or letter writing on behalf of one person or the group. You should also be prepared to sit, listen and simply be alongside someone to help them feel reassured, respected and more confident.

Group supporters also assist people to attend external meetings and activities.  Volunteer Group Supporters enable people with learning difficulties to play an influential part as local citizens.