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Information, advice, support and activities for people with learning difficulties and their carers




   Speak Up

 

Self Advocacy for people with learning difficulties


Present the

Thumbs Up Campaign
Mid-Sussex

 

The Thumbs Up Campaign aims to make it easier for people with learning disabilities to use:

 

 

 

  • Shops

 

 

 

 

  • Council Services

 

 

 

 

 

  • Leisure centres

 

 

 

  • Banks

 

 

 

  • Public Transport

 

The project asks people who provide these services to sign up to the Thumbs Up Pledge.


The pledge is a list of 10 things that people with learning disabilities have said help them to use services.


Click here for a copy of the pledge in pdf format.


Click here for a copy of the pledge in word format.

 

In return for signing up to the 10 point pledge shops and services get a training DVD to show all their staff. We ask for a donation of £20 from profit making companies.



This helps their staff to give people with learning disabilities the help they need.



The shop or service then puts a Thumbs Up sticker in their window.


This means that people with learning disabilities know where they can get good customer service. More people with learning disabilities will use these services and more people will feel part of their community.


The Thumbs Up Campaign helps businesses get more customers and meet the requirements of the Equalities Act.


Click here for a list of businesses and services who have already signed up to the Thumbs Up pledge.


To sign up to the pledge:

Click here for the form in pdf format.
Click here for the form in word format.


For more information:

midsussexspeakup@googlemail.com

Speak Up

07776 072 603

 

 


The History of the Thumbs Up Campaign:

The Thumbs Up Scheme started in Brighton and Hove.





66 organisations have already signed up including Brighton and Hove Buses and the Council.


For a list of these organisations go to www.brightpart.org

 

 

The Thumbs Up Campaign is promoted in West Sussex by Mid-Sussex Speak Up, a self advocacy group for people with learning disabilities.



We are grateful for funding from West Sussex County Council and Mid-Sussex Mencap.