Our Advocacy groups in Merseyside and Lancashire have been unable to meet face to face due to Covid19. However, this hasn’t stopped them from keeping in touch with each other and having their meetings via Zoom. Both groups meet up to find ways of making a positive change to the lives of people living with a disability- and what an amazing job they do!
Voice For All, from our Lancashire Services, took part in a Friendship Conference hosted by Meet ‘N’ Match, where they had the pleasure of being guest speakers for the afternoon. They have also been working alongside the Clinical Commissions Group as part of a patient Advisory Group to help find ways to make the NHS friendly and accessible for people with Learning Disabilities.
A main project Voice For All have been focusing on is working with Disability Equality North West, who aim to further the human rights of people living with a disability across the North West. The group discussed hate crimes they may have been a victim to and what the Disability Equality North West team can do to give people with learning disabilities equal opportunities in life.
Our Voice Our Choice have recently been working closely with the North West Ambulance Service, as part of a patient, to develop communication support for people with learning disabilities and/or Autism.
Three fabulous members of Our Voice Our Choice, Sue, Freddie and Steven, recently completed their Relationship Train the Trainer Course. They presented a presentation to the rest of the group and what a fantastic job they did. They covered topics such as different types of relationships; male and female bodies; sex; skills for delivering training and much more! Everyone was amazing and are now qualified as a relationships trainer. What a great achievement!