A NEW advocacy group to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism is running monthly out of St Stephen’s Church.
SpeakEasy N.O.W. is a Worcestershire based, user-led charity that allows clients to speak up about what’s important to them.
This is done through face-to-face and online self-advocacy groups, like the new one in town, dubbed Reddi-to-Talk in Redditch.
These are monthly meetings where people with learning disabilities and/or autism can find out about issues that may impact their lives as well as sharing any worries or concerns they have.
Where necessary, issues can then be taken further and escalated to decision making bodies.
Organisers work with Worcestershire County Council, local clinical commissioning groups, social care providers, local authorities and other organisations to ensure people with learning disabilities have a strong voice and are supported to get involved in decision-making.
St Stephen’s offers a great central location for the Reddi-to-Talk group.
Being in the town centre, it has excellent public transport links and people can be dropped to the door.
The meeting area is large and airy, which is a bonus as Covid-19 is still a concern.
For further information, visit www.speakeasynow.org.uk or call Sarah Wilkinson on: 07494 909607.