Helping people find their own voice
Universal Care in Beaconsfield is celebrating its 30th anniversary by supporting 30 local and national charities over 30 weeks from April 4 to October 28. Each charity will receive a cash donation and free use of Universal Care’s conference room to use as it wishes during its allocated week. Each week, this paper will showcase one of the 30 charities. The seventh charity being supported is Talkback which has the conference room on Thursday May 26
FOUNDED in 1998, Talkback’s roots are in self advocacy, in building self confidence and self esteem to enable people with a learning disability and/or autism to build and use the skills that will enhance their quality of life and to be as independent as they can and want to be.
Talkback is about choice, opportunity and respect for all people with a learning disability.
Talkback achieves its aims through supporting people to express a real voice, in choice and decision making and in creating safe and positive learning environments.
The core aspects of communication and social development are embedded in all aspects of our work.
Talkback focuses on delivering bespoke activity that encompasses the development of essential life skills through educational, vocational and social learning opportunities.
Our team are an experienced, well qualified and creative team that focus on the personal development of each individual.
All team members are trained and experienced working with people with a learning disability, including people with high communication needs, people with autistic spectrum disorders and people whose behaviour challenges.
Talkback works across Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Reading.
There are three principal strands to our work – Engage which focuses upon Self advocacy, advocacy and engagement and pulls together the voice that feeds into local and national government and is integral to the planning, development and evaluation of service provision.
Equip which is an educational programme for young people leaving school and Nclude which leads on a whole range of social, learning and vocational activity to include supporting people to develop skills for everyday life at home, work or other activity and in the community.
From our premises in High Wycombe and Aylesbury we provide individualised programmes on independent travelling and keeping safe.
We run courses on friendships and relationships, media.
Being user led means that we are always responding directly to the people that we support, it also means that we are constantly evolving and growing.
For more information about our work visit www.talkbackuk.com or call 01494 434 448 or email email@example.com.