Devon Link Up has run Speaking Up groups ( peer advocacy) for many years.
Speaking Up provides an opportunity for people to have a voice about issues that are important to them.
Speaking Up Groups provide a great time to meet up with your friends, talk about things that are important to you and to grow your confidence about saying what you want to.
Our groups meet every month.
Sometimes we help other organisations with consultations and engagement work.
We have talked about work, friends, being healthy, keeping safe, having fun, support, housing, politics and voting.
" You have to be able to tell people what you want. If you don't tell them, they will never know"