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Giving Voice Campaign 2014

Giving Voice to People with Learning Disabilities is a new campaign encouraging organisations and individuals in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to think about and improve the way they communicate with people who have learning disabilities.

WATCH: This stunning new film from Bill Newsinger explaining the importance of the Five Good Communication Standards - it's called Gimme 5!

LISTEN: Jane Parr is interviewed by Radio Leicester presenter Rupal Rajani about the launch of the campaign. (by kind permission of the BBC)

The aims of the Giving Voice campaign are:
  • To show how good communication helps people to have good lives
  • To help everyone understand the best ways to support people with learning disabilities with their communication
  • To get people to sign up to the Five Good Communication Standards which have been developed by speech and language therapists. These will help everyone know the best ways to make communication better
  • To ask people who want to continue to help make communication better to join the new Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Communication Network – the group behind the campaign.

The network supports the three Learning Disability Partnership Boards in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland - members include Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Rutland County CouncilDe Montfort University, service users and carers.

About the Five Communication Standards

The government has adopted the Five Communication Standards as part of its national action plan in response to the W

interbourne View scandal, in which TV documentary makers exposed a catalogue of failings in a residential care home for people with learning disabilities.

LPT has played a significant part in shaping the communication standards - this media release explains more

What can you do?

 Sign up to the charter 

You can do this on behalf of an organisation or as a personal pledge to support better communications to help people with learning disabilities to lead better lves

Download the Giving Voice campaign posters:

Pledge your online support

post your 'selfie' and join the campaign online -

follow us on Twitter @LPTnhs and on Facebook


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