An independent charity for people with learning disabilities

About us

Lewisham Speaking Up is an advocacy organisation based in the London Borough of Lewisham. We pride ourselves in supporting people with learning disabilities to speak up, be heard and have a stronger voice. We work together to bring about the changes people want and need. We strive to get better and fairer treatment for all people with learning disabilities.

We have four service areas: 

  • Self-Advocacy
  • 1-2-1 Advocacy
  • Training*
  • Health Advocacy*

 all work together to maximise the help we give to people. As an organisation we genuinely value and listen to the people we support and we work hard on their behalf to get their views and wishes taken into account.

(*These two service areas are currently unavailable, but we hope to offer them again in the future).

Our vision is for a society where people with learning disabilities are listened to, recognised, respected and included in all decisions about their lives.

We do this by:


Our values


We work together with people with learning disabilities to fully understand what they want.


We are not attached to statutory services. This means we can ask for the changes people with learning disabilities want. We don’t have to follow the rules of the statutory services.


We join together to form a strong base. Then we work together to say what we want and ask for changes.


Kindness shows strength and is at the heart of what we do. We treat people with kindness and expect everyone else to do the same.


We respect all the people who use our services. We expect people with learning disabilities to be respected.


We work together to get better treatment and opportunities for all people with learning disabilities.

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