Voice and Participation Group

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People with learning disabilities don’t always feel they are seen and heard. We sometimes feel left out of society. It can be hard to get the right services and support. This can make people more at risk of being lonely and having poor health.

We want to change that.

We are a group of 10 individuals who all have different skills and abilities.

We are working with a Reach project worker to find ways to make change happen. We meet monthly and work together on different projects.

So far we have:

  • Piloted and delivered training on how we like to be supported to 38 Reach volunteers and staff.
  • Helped with the Reach survey by creating questions.
  • 7 Co-trainers participated in interviews for Reach Care staff and attended a recent Care job fair.
  • Completed work about health and what stops our health being better.
  • Delivered presentations to Reach Trustees.

But there is so much more to do. Our goals:

  • To talk to more adults with learning disabilities about their health and wellbeing.
  • The people who make decisions to hear what we think makes a difference.
  • To do more training for volunteers, staff and other people.
  • To help more people who use Reach to share their views with Trustees and staff.
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Watch our film to find out more about the work we do.

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