Shorter name but SUSO still there to help
ACHARITY which has been supporting adults with learning disabilities for 10 years has simplified its name to help make it more easily identifiable.
Speaking Up Speaking Out is a Macclesfield organisation that pro- motes friendship, wellbeing, skills and confidence among members with disabilities.
It also runs the Parachute Drop-In Centre on Old Park Lane, which is a place to meet friends and take part in workshops.
Now the charity has shortened its name to ‘SUSO’ with a new logo, in order to make it easier for people to remember and follow.
Karen Keen, project manager for SUSO, said: “Our organisation is all about people with learning disabilities having a voice and a say to help them live the lives they want to – hence the name.
“It is important to us that the barriers that people with learning disability face every day are removed.
“We organise regular social activities, take part in lots of community events, raise awareness and work with regional organisations on a range of learning disability issues.
“We do lots of different things with lots of different people, which is great, but things were starting to get muddled.
“Speaking Up Speaking Out is quite long and often people don’t get the name quite right. It is also known by the shortened version SUSO, and by its drop-in name Parachute.
“All three names are used by the organisation, and other people – but it had become confusing for everyone.
“It was important to keep the ethos of our organisation – our name says what we stand forand this is vital.
“So from now we will use our name in its nice and easy short form – SUSO – and have a great new logo to show it off.
“Dropper-inners will continue to visit SUSO’s drop-in called Parachute, but we will share information, campaign, fundraise, take part in events and raise awareness as SUSO.”
Everything else will stay the same.
Parachute Drop In sessions are on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10.30am until 3.45pm.
On Wednesdays, alternate Tuesdays and Thursday mornings, AirSpace meets to discuss and share news and ideas.
If you would like to know more about SUSO call 01625 424717, email email@example.com or drop in at 25-27 Old Park Lane, Macclesfield.
Speaking up, Speaking Out has officially shortened its name to SUSO
Original SUSO members Helen Jones and Jane Naden blow out the candles as the charity celebrates its 10th anniversary