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.