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The Being Involved Group Knowsley (BIG)

What is the BIG Group?

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

It started with the government White Paper, ‘Valuing People’, which outlined how people with a learning disability are being excluded but should, in the future, be provided with the opportunity to live full and independent lives as part of the community.

How did it all start?

It started with the government White Paper, ‘Valuing People’ published in March 2001, which outlined how people with a learning disability are being excluded but should, in the future, be provided with the opportunity to live full and independent lives as part of the community.

Click on the image (right) to read the full paper.

 

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

Speaking up

 

 

We help people to be
Self-advocates.

 

Friendship

 

 

We help each other make new friends and do different things

Belonging

 

 

We are a community where everyone belongs and feels safe and happy

Activities

 

 

We organise and take part in social activities

Achieving

 

 

The BIG Group helps people make the most of their lives.

Equality

 

 

We support each other to play an active role as equal citizens

Co-designing

 

 

We work together to design and take part in activities that are for people like us

Learning

 

 

We run the BIG Pathway programme where people can learn important skills for life

Engaging

 

 

We connect with lots of other groups in the bigger community around us

Tackling Disability Hate Crime

 

We are here as Hate Crime Ambassadors helping people feel safe where they live

Volunteering

We help people do volunteering work in places local to them

If you want to know more about BIG Group or wish to speak to somebody about the activities and learning programme

Telephone 0151 480 8883

telephone

BIGgroup@kdc.org.uk

email

@BIGknowsley

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