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Welcome to Speakeasy

We provide advocacy for adults and children across North Hampshire, covering the areas of Basingstoke & Deane, Andover & Test Valley, Winchester & District and Hart & Rushmoor        


  • "I honestly cannot thank you enough for all of your time and effort on my behalf....Speakeasy is such a wonderful organisation and I am so thankful I have access to such a great thing."

    August 2015

    • Person with Asperger’s
  • "Coming to the group has helped me so much. I have found out I can get support and my advocate asked Adult Services and the Health Team to meet with me. I am now getting help with things to make life better."

    March 2015

    • Adult with a Learning Disability
  • "It was really useful to have an advocate at the meeting who knew about the Mental Capacity Act and could remind other professionals that decisions had to be made in the person's best interests"

    April 2015

    • Social Care and Health professionals
  • "All professionals present [at the Safeguarding meeting] were very impressed with the advocate's work and communication with the person who has very complex needs. Under extremely difficult circumstances the advocate has managed to build a positive relationship with the person"

    February 2016

    • Care manager
  • "My advocate helps me speak up in the meetings about my children. I am better at saying what I think now. I have more confidence to tell the social worker and the school my point of view"

    November 2014

    • Parent with a Learning Disability
  • "Thank you for coming to my son's meeting. He has now got the support he needs"

    February 2015

    • Family carer
  • "Speakeasy has given us a safe place to grow and get more confident in our group."

    March 2015

    • Self Advocate with Autism
  • "My Person Centred Plan has really helped me think about what I want to do with my life. I didn't want to talk about money with my support worker before, but now I'm excited as we are planning my big treat!"

    February 2015

    • Young Person
  • "I have never voted before but because of the work we have done at Friday Network I voted for the first time in the general election!"

    July 2015

    • Person with a learning disability
  • "Thank you for all your assistance you have offered us in dealing with our clients - it has helped us provide better quality services to our clients and ensure their needs are met"

    July 2015

    • Support Provider
  • "Young people will have the chance to improve their prospects and aspirations as a result of Speakeasy Advocacy"

    August 2015

    South West Regional Grant Officer

    • Children In Need
  • "We are really pleased with Speakeasy and want to you to continue to be involved with our son."

    January 2015

    • Family Carer