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Your Vote Counts and the day is getting closer! You can also contact your local MP to support the Good Lives Manifesto - which is all about making sure people with learning disabilities and autistic people are part of plans for the new Government.

Download the letter of support here.

Download more information about voting here.

Spreading the News 4th July General Election Edition. Download here

Spreading the News May 2024 Edition - How to stay well when it is hot!

Spreading the News Voting Update - Download here April 2024

Spreading the News Voting Special - Download here January 2024 General Election edition


Spreading the News December Edition - In this Special Edition we are talking about Self Advocacy click here


Special Edition - STOMP Easyread survey from Carl Shaw at NHS England click here

*New Impact of Advocacy Reseach - How Self Advocacy helps people click here


Spreading the News November Edition - This months Spreading The News is all about getting ready for winter and how to keep safe.


Spreading the News September Edition - In Spreading The News this month we’re looking at some of the things we can do to help people have their Good Lives!


UPDATED! Be Cancer Aware

The thought of Cancer is very frightening for most people. But the Big Message is that early check ups are good for everyone. So be Cancer Aware and read more here.  You can also find out about Cancer Screening here.

Sunderland People First have been doing some amazing work to make Breast Screening for Cancer easier. Find out more here: Let’s make mammograms easy. They have also made some great information too, download it here.

Spreading the news - 2023 plans for Speakup

Spreading the News - Keeping safe if there is a power cut over winter


Watch out for Loan Sharks! Need to know more? See our 'You've Been Sharked' project and read the December Spreading the News!

 Download the November Spreading the News here about Winter Health

Self advocates at Speakup have put a list of their top Money Saving Tips for this winter! Download it here.

Spreading the News Spring Update and Heart Special Edition

This month we have 2 brand new Spreading the News updates for you. The 'Heart Special Edition' is about how you know if you are having a heart attack and what to do.

Spring Update. Heart Special Edition.

Hospital Passports' and 'Grab and Go'

We think it is really important that people with learning disabilities and autistic people have a Hospital Passport as well as a Grab and Go Sheet, just in case they get ill and need to go into hospital.

The hospital passport is designed to give hospital staff helpful information about communication needs, likes, dislikes as well as the persons basic health needs.

Download a Hospital Passport here

Together with the Grab and Go sheet it will help people look after you better when you are in Hospital. Download the Grab and Go sheet here

Download them today, fill them in and keep them somewhere safe and where other people know where it is. If you have to go into hospital make sure they both go with you or ask someone to bring them in as soon as possible. Tell hospital staff to look at them.

Walking Bubbles

Keeping fit and active is good for your body and good for your mind. Walking together with other people is a good idea to keep safe and enjoy walking together.

We have made a film about our 'Walking Bubbles'. FInd out more here.

My home, my energy - I have the power!


The cost of heating your home and other things will be going up in the next few years. So you might need to start thinking about what you can do to manage your gas, electricity and water bills.

Click here to go to the page of resources!

At Speakup we have been supporting, employing and training people with learning disabilities and autistic people to use their skills and abilities to help others and make a difference for over 30 years.

Having a job is much more than being paid a wage.  Watch the video to see why.



Thanks for saying hello, we will speak to you soon!

Galax Business Centre

Fitzwilliam Road

Eastwood Trading Estate


S65 1SL

Tel:  01709 720462

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