Self Advocacy

The strength and impact of self-advocacy is self-evident within our vibrant self-advocacy groups. We are proud to see individuals taking more control of their lives and our self-advocacy groups challenge decision makers and improve services for all.

Speak Up Group

Local self-advocates with a learning disability and/or autism meet weekly to practice speaking up, develop their confidence, meet friends and have some fun. Warrington Borough Council, CCG and NHS regularly consult with the group on strategic issues and policy decisions and are respected for both their contribution and ability to challenge.

The Speak Up Group to meet at The Gateway every Tuesday 10.30am for a brew the meeting is 11am – 12pm.

Spaces are limited so please call 01925 246888 to book a place.

Why self-advocates like coming to the Speak Up Group

There is also the opportunity for self-advocates to join in with group activities across the North West via Zoom.

IT support, digital tablets and access to data can be provided to help self-advocates connect with each other.

For more information please contact Andrea on 01925 246888.

NHS Films

The Speak Up Group were commissioned to produce some NHS films, see our self-advocate Ian and co-facilitator Lois starring in the films below.

The Speak Up group have been learning all about the Five Ways to Wellbeing, take a look below.

If you need help to use social media, our social media packs can be found below.

Regional Self Advocacy

Self-advocates play a very active role in the Regional Self Advocacy movement making sure that individuals have their say and influence services across the North West.  If you live in Warrington and have learning disabilities and / or autism you are welcome to join us at the regional meetings:

  • Regional Forum (second Friday of the month)
  • Confirm and Challenge (third Friday of the month)

These meetings are currently taking place using Zoom so travel is no issue and everyone is welcome to contribute based on their lived experience.

For more information please contact Andrea Marshall on 01925 246888.