263a Tarbock Road
Huyton Merseyside, L36 0SD

BIG Group Knowsley

What is the BIG Group?

BIG stands for Being Involved Group and it is a group for people with a learning disability and / or autism, who come together to discuss all issues to do with their lives, including health, housing and services.

Come along to one of our meetings and be part of our community

  • We help people to be Self-advocates.
  • We help each other make new friends and do different things
  • We are a community where everyone belongs and feels safe and happy
  • We organise and take part in social activities
  • We support each other to play an active role as equal citizens
  • We work together to design and take part in activities that are for people like us
  • We connect with lots of other groups in the bigger community around us
  • We are here as Hate Crime Ambassadors helping people feel safe where they live

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the BIG Group have moved online with the BIG Group Knowsley Online Facebook page. We host daily activities on zoom (Monday-Friday), based on what the group have suggested. We have hosted lots of activities (for example quizzes, bingo, arts & crafts, reading group), as well as some topic-based sessions (for example money management, mental health, keeping yourself safe during COVID)

Below are some useful guides to help keep you safe online and when you are outside

Here is what members say about the BIG Group

"At first I was frightened about the lockdown, but since engaging with the BIG group I am happier. It keeps me entertained, and helps me interact with others."
"It is helping people to speak up for themselves. Parents can help you speak up, but we want to speak up for ourselves."
"I enjoy all the banter, and catching up with all my friends."
"Without the BIG Group the challenges [in my life] would have affected me much worse".

For more information on becoming a member of the BIG Group contact Ruth

Telephone 07946 318 876 or email BIGgroup@kdc.org.uk