Stowmarket People Talking

Stowmarket People Talking Group get involved in projects around Stowmarket & the surrounding areas.

The group is made up several experienced self-advocates, who for many years have spoken up about issues that affect people with learning disabilities.

The group meet to offer peer support to each other, as well as working in small groups or individually on projects that are important to them.

What we are working on

Capturing memories and moments

Hilda and Val have been working a project ,talking about their memories of living in a hospital setting.

The film was made to capture their thoughts of growing older and remembering the past

This film will be shown at the next Suffolk People First meeting.

Greater Anglia Project

Mark, Steven & Jack are looking at ways of improving the accessibility of train stations, with the regional train provider, Greater Anglia. They visited Stowmarket & Needham Market stations, and wrote a report about the accessibility of stations.

Mark is particularly looking from a learning disability & sensory impairment perspective, noting the positive and negative things around signage, steps, quality of information.

Steven & Jack are offering their lived experience of Autism to advise on how stations can improve to be more accessible for people with Autism.

The group intend to expand this work, and travel along the length of the Ipswich to Lowestoft mainline, which includes Westerfield, Woodbridge, Melton, Wickham Market, Saxmundham, Darsham, Halesworth & Beccles.

Our Meetings

Here are the dates for our next meetings...

Meetings run from 10.00am until 4.00pm

clock at 10 am
clock at 4 pm

We meet at...
Red Gables, Ipswich road, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1BE

photo of the red gambles building

Information and Celebrations

Hilda and Val in Conversation

#ldweek19 In this six minute film, Hilda and Val talk about their expediences in living in a long stay hospital environment

Read more about Hilda and Val in Conversation

Stowmarket People Talking Station Audits

The Stowmarket People Talking Group has been very busy conducting Station Audits for Greater Anglia. We will be presenting our findings at the Equality Stakeholder Group later this month. We will also be presenting at Suffolk People First in December.

Read more about Stowmarket People Talking Station Audits

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