People with learning disabilities in Worcestershire, speaking up for themselves

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Expert training by people with learning disabilities

SpeakEasy NOW

Self-Advocacy

Registered Charity No. 1106914

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

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

They help other people, with learning disabilities, to speak up too and influence positive change.

You can contact SpeakEasy NOW by calling:

01905 774247

or email us on: mail@speakeasynow.org.uk

 

COVID-19

See latest guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Our Spring Newsletter, has some useful information:

SEN Spring Newsletter May 2020

 

Healthwatch Worcestershire want to know about the experience of people with a learning disability or autism during the coronavirus outbreak:

For Easy Read survey – click on this link: https://www.healthwatchworcestershire.co.uk/…/HWW-Easy-Read…
For the online survey – click this link:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HWW-Covid-19

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

 

“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

 

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.