Saturday group meets at a new venue

The Saturday group enjoyed meeting at the Orchard Community Cafe for the first time and even had table service by Hannah and Vicky! The group talked about what they were […]

Posted on 8th July 2021 by Amanda

More new funding for Speakeasy!

We are really pleased to have been awarded a National Lottery Community Fund grant to work with people who fall between gaps in services. We will working with our partners […]

Posted on 21st April 2021 by Amanda

New health self advocacy project from April :-)

We are pleased to announce that Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council have awarded us a grant for 1 year for a new health project! From April we will be running […]

Posted on 30th March 2021 by Amanda

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