Other self advocacy opportunities

Self-Advocacy Groups

 Darlington's Peoples Parliament Group

Darlington's Peoples Parliament meet on the last Wednesday of the month at the King William Community Centre.  People with learning impairments and/or autism come to Peoples Parliament to have their views listened to, to speak up about local and national issues, find out about their rights and join the fight for disabled peoples’ rights.


Darlington's Learning Impairment Network

The Learning Impairment Network meet regularly on Wednesdays throughout the year at St Augustine’s Parish Centre.  The meetings are for people with learning impairments and/or autism and carers and other interested parties. They work together with service providers, the local authority, health representatives and invited guests to share information to try to influence change and improve things for people who live in Darlington.


Self-Advocacy Group

For a chance to meet new people the Self-Advocacy group meet most Wednesdays between 11.30 am - 2.30 pm at St Augustine’s Parish Centre.  We work on speaking up for ourselves and understanding our rights and responsibilities. This is a friendly group with lots going on. Free hot and cold drinks available.


Tuesday mornings:  10am – Midday

A group meets up for a coffee and a chat.


For more details contact Jenny Byers or Hannah Barratt



How you can support us

As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community. We support over 2,000 people every year to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled adults and children experience in their everyday lives. But we need YOUR help.

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