Have a peaceful Christmas and see you in 2021 :-)

As you can see , some of our members wore their Christmas jumpers to the December socially distanced Saturday group! We are closed from Christmas Eve but back on Monday […]

Posted on 24th December 2020 by Amanda

Speakeasy on the move to The Orchard

Our lease at 17 New Road ends this month so from 8th December we will be based at the Basingstoke Voluntary Action offices at the The Orchard. We will continue […]

Posted on 9th December 2020 by Amanda

Celebrating Advocacy Awareness and Trustees week

We celebrated Advocacy Awareness week by attending the national advocacy conference last week online, and tweeting @Speakeasy2017 about the difference advocacy is making to people we work with. Our Speakeasy […]

Posted on 6th November 2020 by Amanda

Basingstoke self advocates meet up again

Another successful indoor socially distanced meeting on Saturday 3rd October helped people share experiences and meet up with their friends. Not everyone can join in online activities or plan social […]

Posted on 5th October 2020 by Amanda

Our first indoors group since lockdown!

Saturday 5th September saw our first indoors self advocacy group since lockdown. We met at the Roger Morris Centre for a couple of hours of socially distanced chat and video […]

Posted on 9th September 2020 by Amanda

Socially distanced coffee morning a success!

Saturday 1st August was our first socially distanced Coffee morning. People enjoyed meeting up with their friends and hearing about each others’s news, as well as watching the Bootcamp classes […]

Posted on 14th August 2020 by Amanda

Supporting self advocates to keep in touch during lockdown

Ernesto is one of many self advocates we have supported to keep in touch during lockdown with a newsletter and WhatsApp group. People tell us they have enjoyed seeing pictures […]

Posted on 22nd July 2020 by Amanda

Speakeasy ‘safety net’ during Covid 19

We’re doing things differently during the Covid 19 Public Health emergency to support our group members and any other vulnerable adults during this difficult time. This includes setting up a […]

Posted on 17th April 2020 by Amanda

Speakeasy Annual General Meeting is Christmas-y!

The Friday Network group hosted the Speakeasy AGM as part of their Christmas party celebrations on 14th December. You can read the Annual Report for April 2017-March 2018 here to […]

Posted on 20th December 2018 by Amanda

Speakeasy celebrates Advocacy Awareness week

Our celebration of the first┬áNational Advocacy Awareness week started early on 12th October when HCC CEO John Coughlan and Assistant Director Jess Hutchinson visited the Friday Network – see photos […]

Posted on 26th October 2018 by Amanda