People with learning disabilities in Worcestershire, speaking up for themselves

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Click here to read our latest Newsletter – June 2019

 

 SpeakEasy NOW is a self-advocacy charity run by people with learning disabilities.

Self-advocacy means speaking up.

Our members speak up about things that are important to them.

They help other people with learning disabilities to speak up.

“As well as having a leading role in engagement, participation and empowerment of people with learning disabilities, their work with Transforming Care has been recognised nationally. They support a number of experts by experience who work with Worcestershire County Council and hold a People’s Parliament. I would be surprised if you could find a better organisation to work with in terms of engagement.” – Richard Keble, Assistant Adult Services Director, Worcestershire County Council

Watch our film celebrating how SpeakEasy NOW first started with the Service User Network of Worcestershire.

“Hello Everyone,

I have just watched your fabulous film. It made me laugh and have a few tears too. You all must have had great fun making it and remembering what Speakeasy has done over its 15 years I hope the group continues for many more years to come to give a voice to people with learning disabilities across Worcestershire I feel so proud of being a very small part of SpeakEasy NOW. Well Done Everyone!

Best Wishes to all” – Jules

 

We meet at self-advocacy groups across Worcestershire.
Our Expert Members support the work of Worcestershire County Council.
Our Health Checkers and Quality Checkers are funded by the NHS to ensure their services meet the needs of the community.
We provide an Easy Read translation service and Learning Disability Awareness training to organisations who want to improve their service for customers with learning disabilities.
We have an active People’s Parliament who hold public debates on issues that are important to us.
We have funding from the Big Lottery to make sure that our work includes the views of young people and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity communities.

 

 

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