An independent charity for people with learning disabilities

Summer Newsletter

Dear Friends and Supporters, I’m writing this during Learning Disability Week 2023 and thinking about the theme this year, which is ‘myth busting’. I’m lucky to work closely with some amazing people with learning disabilities who are great self-advocates, artists, workers, parents and much more. We spend a lot of time fighting for the rights […]

Learning Disability Week 2023

A still picture of a YouTube video. A man looks at the camera. he is sitting next to a detailed model of a windmill.

Watch our video for Learning Disability Week 2023. Celebrating the creativity of just two of the people who are involved with Lewisham Speaking up. Robert talks about his music and Michael talks about his model making. Both are truly creative and helping bust the myth that people with learning disability can’t create great things! Robert […]

Lewisham People’s Parliament on Employment

Lewisham People's Parliament on Employment

    Read the latest Lewisham People’s Parliament report on the subject of Employment. Lewisham People’s Parliament report on Employment April 2023   We held the People’s Parliament at the Council Chamber in Catford, Lewisham. 39 People with learning disabilities joined the meeting to talk about their experiences of employment. We asked them – What […]

Cycle challenge raises funds for LSU

A man rides a bicycle along a country road

  Cycle challenge raises funds Our trustee and Treasurer Sean completed a gruelling 77 mile cycle challenge to raise funds for Lewisham Speaking Up (LSU). Sean took part in the Surrey Hills challenge and so far he has raised over £1500! Sean said “I did the 77 mile course in 6 hrs and 22 minutes. […]

Spring Newsletter

Dear Friends and Supporters, Welcome to our first newsletter of 2023. I’d like to say hello as the new Director for Lewisham Speaking Up, although I hope most people know me, as I have been around for 7 years now! This has been a challenging time for us, as we have lost some of our […]

*Address Change*

We are moving! After many years at the Albany in Deptford, we are moving to the Leemore Centre in Lewisham. New address: Room F1, Leemore Centre, 29-39 Clarendon Rise, London, SE13 5ES Note that our general email and phone number remain unchanged. Our last day at the Albany will be 28 February 2023. Please call or email […]

Lewisham People’s Parliament report on the Cost of Living

Read the latest Lewisham People’s Parliament report on the cost of living Lewisham People’s Parliament report on Cost of Living December 2022 Over 50 people joined us for our People’s Parliament to discuss the cost of living on 16th December 2022. We also had a great presentation from Lewisham Foodbank about their work. We talked […]

Free donations with easyfundraising!

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for Lewisham Speaking Up with easyfundraising? There are over 7,000 brands on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and […]

Donating and Cycling for LSU!

Thank You for your support A huge and grateful thank you to everyone for your generous donations towards our People’s Parliament Crowdfunder campaign. We are very pleased to have raised £3380 in a short period of time, thereby enabling LSU to continue with our People’s Parliament. Sean, one of our great trustees and treasurer has […]

Winter Newsletter

Dear Friends and Supporters, We hope everyone had a good break and ready to face the challenges that a new year brings. Although facing a few changes in 2023, we are positive that it will be another successful year at Lewisham Speaking Up.  AGM We held our AGM on 30th November and were pleased to see […]

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