People with learning disabilities in Worcestershire, speaking up for themselves

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We are facing difficult times at present and it’s important that we still try and be there for each other and support our most vulnerable people in the community.

All SpeakEasy staff are now working from home. They will be available on mobiles to talk to and help support you if you are having problems.

We are following guidelines from Public Health and the government to social distance ourselves. This means not mixing with others in groups and limiting going out except to get food shopping and medication.
For some people who are more than 70 years old or have a health condition such as asthma or lung/heart problems then they should self isolate which means they should stay at home. We know that some of you will have health issues that will mean you should stay at home.

Therefore we have made the decision that our project work is on hold until further notice.
This will affect our Health Checkers work and People’s Parliament and Self Advocacy groups. We won’t be asking our members to attend meetings at the moment.

We will be giving out contact information of how you can keep in touch with us.

We are working to divert our office phone or make sure there is information about the phone numbers that you can call to contact us.

We will keep you updated with regular updates about what is happening.
We will be setting up group chats for those who have smart phones or computers to keep in touch. You can also see information on our Facebook page.

Take care all.

SpeakEasy NOW

Registered Charity No. 1106914

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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.

 

 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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