The Big Group
BIG stands for Being Involved Group and it is a self-advocacy group for people with a learning disability.
We discuss all issues to do with our lives, including health, housing and services.
It started with the government White Paper, ‘Valuing People’, which outlines how people with a learning disability have been excluded but should in the future be provided with the opportunity to live full and independent lives as part of the community.
What is self-advocacy?
It is people like us speaking up for ourselves. People with a learning disability can make a real difference to services and how they are delivered.
Self-advocacy can transform the lives of people with a learning disability to help us to express our wishes and aspirations and to make real choices.
Youth (15 – 25 year olds)
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The BIG Pathway
The BIG Pathway is a free programme of learning and development activities for adults with learning disabilities delivered in short sessions in community settings across Knowsley.
The programme’s aims are to:
- Boost your confidence
- Be positive about yourself
- Speak up about what you want
- Know what you are good at
- Think about doing new things in the future – even a job!
If you would like to find out more, contact Paula:
Phone: 0151 480 8883 or Email: BIGgroup@kdc.org.uk