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 National 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

Self Advocacy in action!

Congratulations to Richard who gave an after dinner speech at the recent Autism Hampshire golf day hosted by former Southampton football manager Lawrie McMenemy . You can read more about it […]

Posted on 23rd July 2018 by Amanda

Winchester Uni Law Students raise over £1,300 for Speakeasy!

Winchester University Law Society chose Speakeasy as their charity for the fundraising ball on 29th March. Speakeasy trustee Marie and Amanda went to the ball to thank the students and tell them how […]

Posted on 7th April 2018 by Amanda