Lewisham Speaking Up


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We received great news that Henry Smith Charity will be funding a Financial Inclusion Advocate for three years to help people with learning disabilities who are experiencing finance-related difficulties.

Keep an eye out for our job advert on the website in the New Year!
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We are pleased to announce funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. This will help us help people with learning disabilities in Lewisham who are digitally excluded.

Thanks to the Government for making this possible.

To find out more email us at info@lsup.org.uk.
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We have a vacancy for a Health Ambassadors Coordinator.

Find out more on our 'Work for Us' page.
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Statement from Director: Covid-19
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London is now in Tier 4 – this means we must stay at home. Please read an easy read leaflet here for more detail.

Read the government guidance here.

Lewisham Speaking Up office is closed during Covid-19

The Lewisham Speaking Up office is closed during Covid-19 but we are still working and offering 1-2-1 advocacy, self-advocacy and hate crime training.

No groups or meetings are taking place at the Albany. Our groups are now all happening on Zoom. See details below.

Zoom Meeting
Our online Zoom Groups – you will need a code.
4pm meeting
Speaking Up Meetings:
Tuesdays at 4pm
12pm meeting
'Bigger Voices' Men's Group:
Wednesdays at 12pm
11am meeting
'Bigger Voices’Women's Group:
Fridays at 11am
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To join a Zoom group, email martin.stitchman@lsup.org.uk and we will send you a code.
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Or call us on 020 8692 1862 and leave a message.
Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Or send us a message through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Phone numbers to call if you:

(Our offices will be closed over the Christmas period. We will re-open on Monday 4 January 2021)

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need to speak to us urgently - 07759 410 907
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are in danger or for emergencies - 999
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want to leave a message - 020 8692 1862
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need to contact Lewisham Adult Social Care - 020 8314 7777.
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email us at info@lsup.org.uk
For the latest Government rules and guidance on Coronavirus, visit gov.uk/coronavirus
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Read our December Easy Read Newsletter here.

Click here to read our ‘lockdown’ newsletters.
The People’s Parliament now takes place on Zoom.

We will tell you about more People’s Parliaments using our newsletter, social media, and our website.

Contact marsh.stitchman@lsup.org.uk for further information.
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Welcome to Paul who will be working with us for a while. He will help us getting people connected by using digital media.
YouTUbe video on mate crime
We watched our new video where Susan tells us her experience of being a mate crime victim and how she is doing now.
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We had a guest speaker called Tara who is the hate crime coordinator at Lewisham Police.
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Tara, Colin and Oliver did a role-play about how to report hate crime.
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We did hate crime training for the police on Zoom - over 90 officers came to the training.
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Look at our Youtube videos to learn more about hate crime.
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If you want to do our training call Gabriella on 07950 219 127.
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Don’t forget to get your flu jab!

Did you know that flu jabs are free for people with learning disabilities? Just ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If you don’t like needles you can also ask for a nasal spray to get your vaccination.

Read more here.
Learning Disability Register
If you have a learning disability you can get extra help when visiting a doctor. This could be help with your appointment and to understand your doctor. You can also get more time to talk about how you are feeling.

To get extra help, put your name on the Learning Disability Register by filling in this form.
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We have worked with the Race Equality Foundation to make some easy read information about people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backsgrounds and Coronavirus/Covid-19.

Please feel free to share the leaflet with anyone who will find it useful.
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If you have a learning disability and live in Lewisham, please send a Newsletter contribution. It could be a short story, poem, a photo, an artwork or even a short recipe.

Email info@lsup.org.uk or phone 020 8692 1862 and leave a voice message.

You can also contact us on:
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This link takes you to our News Archive page. It is where we will put our older news items.

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