At Speakup, we have many years experience developing co-produced services.
By working with us we can help you to:
Develop co-production and to co-produce services
Help you to find the right ways to meet the needs of the people you support
Train current staff and provide inductions for new staff around disability, autism, Human Rights, accessibility, information and the law.
Make your information accessible to all.
Help you to develop and deliver accessible surveys and questionnaires.
Set up new advocacy projects/groups.
Employ people with learning disabilities and autistic people as experts by experience.
and much more...
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Speakup has been making information accessible for many years. We are known throughout the country for our work and have provided accessible leaflets, films, reports, documents and consultations for many government departments and organisations around the UK.
We are experts at making information accessible and have a team of professional writers, film producers, designers and artists who work in partnership with professional advocates with learning disabilities and autistic people. From start to finish, people with lived experience are involved in developing accessible information to ensure it is clear and understandable as well as looking great.
We can make your information accessible to all. By using Speakup to make your information or consultation accessible you are guaranteed that not only will it look great, it will be accessible to people with learning disabilities as well as other people who find written information difficult. This might include older people, people with dementia, people with mental health issues and people whose first language is not English.
We can also audit your current accessible information to see if it is fit for purpose and suggest how you can make sure you meet the needs of the Equality Act 2010 and the people you serve. In Rotherham we have done an extensive service check on all Supported Living Schemes across the borough called “Home from Home”. We ask people what they think of the service they get, how much choice they think they have and if the information they are provided with is clear and understandable. We then help each home to make changes which will improve things for the people living there. This has been a great success and is making real differences to the lives of disabled people.
Speakup offers high quality and affordable training that is practical and tailored to meet your organisations needs. Our training courses can be delivered in your workplace or at our training centre and are delivered by experts in the field of learning disability and autism.
We can offer training on the subjects of:
Person Centred Planning
Making information accessible
At a training session delivered by autistic people at Speakup a total of 92 people attended including GP’s, Nurses, Consultants, Ophthalmology, Falls and Fractures and the Stroke Unit. Comments from this training included:
“The best training I have ever attended”, “Very interesting and unique and delivered by adults with a diagnosis, very insightful”, “Nice to have a training session delivered by service users. Makes it more enjoyable than just being delivered by staff”, “Training was well delivered and professional, the session by people with autism made it real”.
By commissioning Speakup your organisation is also safeguarding the employment of people with learning disabilities and autistic people.
To see more about the services we provide you can visit the Work we do