Candidates and councillors turn out for hustings with adults with learning disabilities

Posted On 15 Apr 2019 at 10:14 am

Candidates and councillors have agreed to turn out for hustings with adults with learning disabilities in Hove tomorrow morning (Tuesday 16 April).

The event is part of a programme aimed at helping those adults to take part in the democratic process.

It has been organised by Speak Out – an independent advocacy organisation working with adults with learning disabilities living in the Brighton and Hove area.

And it is timed to give dozens of people a chance to hear from politicians before they cast their vote in the local elections on Thursday 2 May.

The candidates won’t just give a speech and answer questions but will mingle with everyone in the room to get a better feel for the issues.

Speak Out organised the event through the Learning Disability Voices Network – a project that has been funded by Comic Relief.

It aims to connect people with learning disabilities in Brighton and Hove to help them to have a stronger and louder voice and to hold decision-makers to account.

It is user-led and overseen by a steering group of people with learning disabilities.

The hustings take place at the Purple Playhouse Theatre at the Grace Eyre Foundation in Hove tomorrow from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

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