Darlington's Peoples Parliament are a group of adults with a learning impairment (sometimes called a learning disability) and/or Autism.
We are a self-advocacy group which means we work on speaking up for ourselves. We work on understanding our rights and responsibilities. We build confidence to speak up for ourselves and others. Coming to the Parliament group is an chance to make friends and learn new things.
We are supported by Darlington Association on Disability, sometimes known as DAD.
People come along to the group to:
We discuss important things like health and social care, jobs, housing, anti-social behaviour (like bullying and bad behaviour), training and other day to day things.
Meetings are free to attend. Transport can be provided if you need help with that.
If you would rather just hear about our work and have your say on a one to one basis or by post you could become a non active member. This means you can get involved without coming to the meetings. Or you might like to just come to meetings occasionally.
We meet on Wednesdays once a month, 10am – 2.30pm.
We are also interested in hearing from parent carers, family members or interested parties, particularly those who support a person with complex needs.
Please check out our easy read information - Easy Read Information
You might like to join our closed Facebook group called DAD Keeping Connected. You will need to request to be able to join - https://www.facebook.com/groups/546268662953435
As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community, and continue to support people flexibly to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled people and children experience in their everyday lives. We support over 2,000 people every year. But we need your help.