Speak Up Self Advocacy

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Last Modified: July 22, 2021

Speak Up Self Advocacy

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Group Aims and Activities

Speakup is a lively and unique organisation run by and for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, working together with teaching experts, inclusion supporters and media engineers.

We place vital importance on educating and skilling vulnerable people in the skills they need to live valued lives and become positive leaders and citizens within their communities, supporting the needs of people through person centred approaches. We bring the voice of the person who uses a service and their thoughts, ideas and feelings to the centre of service provision and we are actively involved with the Transforming Care agenda.

We support people in crisis to become resilient and lead lives of quality, with confidence and self-belief. Our inclusion workers support groups of individuals through friendship circles, problem solving through solutions circles, and enabling vulnerable people to feel less discriminated against, less socially isolated and more included in their community.

Organisations and businesses can commission Speakup to produce film for websites, CDs and DVDs. Training can be commissioned on a variety of subjects which support a fulfilled life for vulnerable and marginalised peoples. Just get in touch and talk to us about your requirements. We are passionate about person centred planning and our trainers have lived experience. We can also be commissioned to establish advocacy in areas where there is little self-advocacy and also show people with learning disabilities how to person centre their lives.  We provide work and work experience opportunities across our projects for people with learning disabilities. Presently, we employ 11 people with learning disabilities and/or autism across all our work.

Organisations and anyone interested can visit our website and find out what we do, or download order forms for our friendly information videos.

 

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