Speaking Up Projects

Bigger voices - better lives

Bigger voices - better lives

Members from all our speaking up projects are part of Speaking Up Together.

We have a speaking up together team with reps from each of our speaking up projects. We make sure we meet our targets for our members.

Speaking Up Together meeting Speaking Up Together picnic Speaking Up Together meeting with police
  • we hold great events for example an AGM and regular fun and healthy picnics
  • we run interesting workshops
  • we have an exciting big meeting once a year for all our members
  • we invite guests to our meetings
  • we write reports
  • we write a fantastic newsletter 4 times a year
  • we share important information
  • we have regular meetings for example healthy lifestyle group
Gillian
Gillian
We have 4 speaking up together team meetings a year all this helps everybody to communicate and speak up.
it's important for people to have a group and speak up at meetings otherwise people would just be at home bored.

what I love about it is that I can do hosting and other things. Things I never thought I would get to do.

Adam hosting a meeting
Adam
David in discussion
David
without our groups we would be at home watching TV, doing nothing, getting depressed. People wouldn't have the confidence to mix with others and could end up housebound.

Bigger voices - better lives

Bigger voices - better lives

Bromley Sparks

Exercise class

self advocacy for people with a learning difficulty living in the Bromley Borough

Sparks outing easy read

what do we do?

  • run our own group with a committee
  • have meetings every month
    • members meeting
    • lads group
    • ladies group
    • young adults
    • healthy lifestyles
    • social outings
  • talk and learn about topics that are important to us
  • fundraising
  • easy read work
Bus travel

who can join?

  • people with a learning difficulty or disability who live in theBromley Borough
  • people over 18
  • people who can travel independently or with their own support
  • people who get little or no support from services
Bromley Sparks
For more information and how to join look at the sparks website or contact us on
telephone
020 8315 2508

Bigger voices - better lives

Bigger voices - better lives

Speak Up Sutton

group work

Speak Up Sutton aims to improve the lives of people with a learning disability across Sutton.

The main group meets every week to make decisions and do training.

group meeting

We have a monthly open meetings. These meetings are a place to make friends and learn self advocacy skills.

We support monthly meetings for members who have profound and multiple disabilities and we support other regular groups.

speak up partnership

Speak Up Partnership

Speak Up Partnership is the new name for the Partnership Board.

We have taken control of organising this.

We will respect and speak up for everyone with a learning disability in Sutton.

We are looking forward to influencing council decisions and seeing real effects!

Information

If you would like to find out more about Speak Up Sutton contact us

Call or Email

Call 020 8669 0500 or email speakupsutton@advocacyforall.org.uk.

Bigger voices - better lives

Bigger voices - better lives

Speaking Up groups for people with autism in Kent

outing

Peer support groups for adults with high functioning Autism and Asperger

Outdoor activities police meeting

what do we do?

  • 11 groups across Kent
  • monthly meetings
  • topics are selected by group members
    • share interests
    • social skills
    • relaxation
    • ASC related topics
    • human rights
    • problem solving
dance class beach trip

additional activities

  • book club
  • sports activities
  • assertiveness workshops
  • social events
  • lunches out
  • bowling
  • badminton
  • stables
  • film club
Alex working

who can join?

  • people with high functioning Autism and Asperger
  • people over 18
Information

If you would like to find out more information please email us at

Bigger voices - better lives

Bigger voices - better lives

Bexley Speaking Up Group

Bromley Speaking Up Group members

a speaking up group for people with a learning difficulty who live in the Bexley Borough.

group meeting games night

what do we do?

  • meet twice a month to talk about topics that are important to us
  • we go to meetings to speak up on behalf of people with a learning difficulty or disability about things that affect our lives,
    • disability hate crime
    • health services
    • employment
  • the respect campaign
  • committee meetings
  • fundraising
  • social outings
photo of members

who can join?

  • people with a learning difficulty or disability who live in the Bexley Borough
  • people over 18
  • people who can get to meeting with their own support
  • people who can travel independently or with their own support
Information

For more information or to find out about joining

Call or Email

Call 020 8315 2508 or email info@advocacyforall.org.uk

Bigger voices - better lives

Bigger voices - better lives

Bromley Speaking Up Group

Bromley Speaking Up Group members

a speaking up group for people in Bromley who live in supported living.

group meeting games night

what do we do?

  • meet twice a month
  • talk about things that affect our lives, like
    • transport
    • health services
    • things we like doing
  • we have guest speakers
  • we have games nights
  • once a month we have a social
  • we go to the pub, cinema and bowling
  • we do karaoke and barbeques
photo of members

who can join?

  • people with a learning difficulty or disability who have support
  • people over 18
  • people who can get to meeting with their own support
  • people who can live in the Bromley Borough

watch our short film about
Bromley Speaking Up Group

Information

For more information or to find out about joining

Call or Email

Call 020 8315 2508 or email info@advocacyforall.org.uk

Bigger voices - better lives

Bigger voices - better lives

Young Advisers

Young Advisers

who are the Young Advisers?

The Young Advisers are a group of young people with disabilities.

Local councils ask us what young people with a disability think about things.

We work in Bromley and Havering.

Questionnaire Speak up

how do we help the council?

  • we run workshops in schools to get young people's views
  • we make the questions easy to understand
  • we plan activities to ask the questions
  • we share the views of young people in reports
report

The reports help to make decisions on services for young disabled people.

We go to events and share our work.

Information

If you would like to find out more information please email us at

Bigger voices - better lives

Bigger voices - better lives

Speaking Up in School

school building

We have supported young people in schools with a range of disabilities to have a voice for over 10 years.

group of young people

The weekly 1 hour sessions give young people a safe place to talk about issues that are relevant and of interest to them.

boy with his hand up two girls high five each other

Young people are supported to:

  • increase their own participation in school
  • improve and promote a feeling of community within the school
  • talk about difficult issues for example mate crime, dealing with difficult situations, emotions and other people‚Äôs behaviours
  • work with the school council and enable more people to have a voice through the school council
  • develop skills that can be used in other areas of their lives
The work undertaken by Advocacy for All is inspiring and in many ways, life-changing. At a school level, the impact is clear as our students have grown in self-confidence, the ability to self-advocate and the desire to advocate on behalf of others. At a wider level, involving our students in service design and evaluation has been hugely empowering and the high quality presentations they have given to staff, students and governors are a testament to the input and impact of the Advocacy for All project.

Teacher

information

If are interested in what we have to offer your school and students and would like more information on our Speaking Up in Schools project please contact us

telephone
020 8300 9666