Reaching Communities – Big Lottery Funded Project

In 2016 SpeakEasy N.O.W were awarded 3 years of funding as part of the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

The money is being used to extend the self-advocacy work that we do with two very different groups of people with learning disabilities.

Young People

We will be starting 5 new groups around the county for young people who are making the transition in to adulthood.

Young people will be supported to learn new skills and grow in confidence.

This will empower them to speak up about things that are important to them and be informed about the choices they make.

For more information please contact Jo in the office on

BAME communities

We will also be developing networks and links with people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities (BAME).

We know that people with learning disabilities and their families from BAME communities can feel isolated.

We want to help them to speak up about important issues and cultural differences that affect them and sign post to access support services.

For more information please contact Parminder in the office on