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Empowerment specialises in facilitating ‘Group Advocacy’, when people with similar lived experience come together to share their experiences and work to influence the way services are delivered. Empowerment strives to bring about a situation whereby true co-production of services, involving both people with lived experience and paid professionals, becomes the norm in Blackpool. We relish the challenge of making this happen.
Speak Out Forum

Self Advocates from across Blackpool get together once a month and have a say in the planning of services in the Blackpool area, covering issues such as:
• Health
• Employment
• Housing
• Transitions
• Friendships and relationships

The information given by the members of the forum help shape services so people can have a better quality of life.

The Speak Out Forum also elects three people to sit on the Blackpool Learning Disability Partnership Board, which takes part in planning and accounting for learning disability services in Blackpool. With support from us these representatives are equals on the board.

If you would like to become a member of the Speak Out Forum, please contact us using the form below.

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"This misunderstanding of schizophrenia has undoubtedly led to fear and stigma... It’s time we saw the person first, and the illness for what it is."

Challenging the stigma around talking about loneliness and social isolation at the @Empowerment_ office today. We’re sharing a photo plus story about a time we felt lonely or isolated on the new notice board #talktoBESS #stigma #lonelinessandisolation

#NationalLottery funding helps Blackpool charity @Empowerment_, to ensure some of the town's most vulnerable residents have their voices heard. 💬

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