Speak Out Council

The Speak Out Council acts as a voice for people in Cambridgeshire with a learning disability or who are on the autistic spectrum.

What does the Speak Out Council do?

  • Acts as a voice for people with a learning disability or who are on the autistic spectrum.
  • Runs consultations and drop ins to give people a say on all sorts of issues, and influence decisions.
  • Talks to professionals and organisations who can make a difference to these issues.
  • Runs Speak Out Council meetings to give service users and professionals and opportunity to talk.

Who can get involved?

We are for anyone in Cambridgeshire who is aged 14 or above, and who has a learning disability, autism or both. You can get involved as much or as little as you like.

How to get involved

Attend a Speak Out Council Meeting

The next meeting will be on Thursday 14 March from 10.30am to 2.30pm, at the Orchard Park Community Centre Central Ave, Cambridge CB4 2EZ.

To join a meeting, email speakoutcouncil@voiceability.org or call us on 01223 555863

Come to a Drop In

Talk to your local Speak Out Council Leader about your questions.
Contact us for drop in dates near you: email speakoutcouncil@voiceability.org or call us 01223 555863

Keep in touch

To hear news of our latest events:

Our Speak Out Leaders

Speak Out Council is led by six Leaders who are on the autistic spectrum or have a learning disability.

Bill Jones Sean Nightingale Michell Mansfield Russell Henke Neil Adams Elspeth Jones
South Cambs East Cambs and Hunts Fenland High Support Needs Young People Speak up Spectrum

Our partners

We work closely with the Learning Disability Partnership Board for Cambridgeshire, to make sure what is important to you is at the heart of their work.
We talk to people from the Cambridge County Council, the local Clinical Commissioning Group, sporting organisations, and service providers, including transport and highways.

Russell's Story

Read Russell's story

Read about Russell's work

For more information about the Speak Out Council, please contact:

James Sheard, Speak Out Council Co-ordinator (Interim)
VoiceAbility
The Old Granary
Westwick
Oakington
Cambridge CB24 3AR
Tel: 01223 555863
Email: speakoutcouncil@voiceability.org