Speakup Self Advocacy Limited

There's only one race, the HUMAN RACE!

Celebrating in our 30th year inpartnership with our BME communites. Let's learn together giving people with learning disabilities and/or autism, an understanding of peaceful cultural diveristy. Encouraging friendship by exploring and thinking through together the issues of cultural sensitivity.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1109054)

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Situation

There are several problematic issues and barriers which connect the community groups addressed through 'There is only one race - the Human Race' embedded through the misunderstanding and ignorance of the peaceful teaching of Islam, leading to community tensions and nervousness. Racism without thought through a lack of acceptance of the cultural beliefs of other human beings, judging people by the colour of their skin only and treating them badly can also be where the ignorance and hate comes in

Solution

Through encouraging interdependence, acceptance and friendship this project will begin the gradual breakdown of racial discrimination across all participants enabling empowerment and confidence to grow within communities and real friendships to develop. Partnerships and friendships will thrive on an individual and group basis because we will link people to our friendship/safety circles work and offer 'Come Dine with Me' experiences to give added value to this vital work.

  • We started Speakup to give more people with disabilities a voice; to gain independence, confidence and most importantly employment.

    — Robert Parkin Self Advocate Learning Disabilities, Expert By Experience

  • I enjoy coming to Speakup because…. Speakup has given me a job as a trainer, and I am a representative. I get to help other people because of the work I do, and get help to learn new skills.I have achieved so many things through Speakup that I did not think would ever happen.

    — Alison Owen self advocate with learning disabilities

  • I enjoy coming to Speakup because it helps me to socialise and get out of the house. I also know I can get support with things when I need it, like with budgeting and paying bills.

    — Sam Hill Self Advocate with Autism

  • I enjoy coming to Speakup because…. Speakup has given me a job as a trainer, and I am a representative. I get to help other people because of the work I do, and get help to learn new skills.I have achieved so many things through Speakup that I did not think would ever happen.

    — Alison Owen self advocate with learning disabilities

  • We started Speakup to give more people with disabilities a voice; to gain independence, confidence and most importantly employment.

    — Robert Parkin Self Advocate Learning Disabilities, Expert By Experience

  • I enjoy coming to Speakup because it helps me to socialise and get out of the house. I also know I can get support with things when I need it, like with budgeting and paying bills.

    — Sam Hill Self Advocate with Autism