Lewisham Speaking Up

People’s Parliament

People's Parliament for Lewisham logo
The Lewisham People’s Parliament is a big meeting for people with a learning disability. The parliament meetings are every three months. We talk about a different subject at each meeting. We invite bosses to come to the parliament.
Hand posting ballot paper into ballot box
There are six people with a learning disability who are people’s parliament reps. They are chosen by other people with learning disabilities.
Group of people sitting around a meeting table
The parliament reps say what people with learning disabilities want. They go to meetings with bosses. They tell them what people have said at parliaments and other meetings. Anyone with a learning disability in Lewisham can come to the people’s parliament.
Screenshot of Kali from our film
10 years of People’s Parliament
The Lewisham People’s Parliament has had its 10th birthday!
The People’s Parliament started in December 2008.

We have made a film to show how important the People’s Parliament is.
We had a special party to show the film. Over 50 people came to watch the film and celebrate with us.

You can watch our film below.
You can also watch the video on YouTube