Brighton and Hove Speak Out is celebrating 25 years of providing advocacy to people with learning disabilities in the local community.
From Tuesday 5th March in the Gallery Foyer of the Jubilee Library, Brighton, an exhibition funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, called Our History Our Voice will highlight the history of Brighton and Hove Speak Out and their work supporting people in with learning disabilities since 1996.
For 25 years Speak Out has been providing vital advocacy services to people with learning disabilities enabling them to have a voice and speak up about their lives, address challenges they face and take an active part in community life.
Our History Our Voice has been led by a research group made up of Speak Out service users. The research group recorded people’s memories and the impact Speak Out has had on their lives. The stories are told through oral history interviews, art and poetry workshops which will be shown in the exhibition.
To mark their 25th anniversary they are also launching their 25 Years Appeal to raise vital funds to continue and build on the essential work of the charity. Over the year they are aiming to raise £25,000.