The Generate Voices Forum aims to give Generate members the opportunity to use their voices to campaign for positive change within Generate and beyond. We believe it is vital that Generate members are able to have a say in how services are delivered to them.
Through the tool of group advocacy, members join forum meetings share their own experiences and choose topics that they care about to campaign for change in local communities. We want all Generate members to have the chance for their voice to be heard!
At the Generate Voices Forum members get together each week to discuss issues they care about and how they want to make a change.
Every member who joins the meeting has the chance to share their opinion. We believe every opinion is important and members enjoy speaking up!
No members are ever expected to share their experiences if they choose not to.
We respect people’s choice to listen.
Each month we have a special guest speaker join one of our meetings to share their experiences to the group.
To mark the 10 year anniversary of the Winterbourne View Scandal, the Generate Voices forum share their opinions on what happened and what needs to change.
Click on the video below to hear what our members had to say.
Generate Voices had the honor of having The Mayor of Wandsworth as our special guest at one of our monthly face-to-face sessions, click on the link to read about his visit!
Each week, we upload a blog which details the topics and conversations discussed in each Generate Voices meeting,
If you want to keep up to date on our current campaigns and group discussions, please follow the link:
Tooting Newsie has posted about the Mayor of Wandsworth’s visit on their social media:
Tooting Newsie on Twitter: “Happy 50th birthday to @GenerateOpps! The #Tooting-based charity who support people with learning disabilities were joined by @WandsworthMayor to help celebrate & to talk about the charity’s Better Mental Health & Hate Crime Awareness campaigns. More info: https://t.co/BTMphCYFFD https://t.co/bVdEnpKtJJ” / Twitter
One of our guests, Alexa Loukas from Crimestoppers, tweeted about her visit to a Generate Voices session:
Crimestoppers London on Twitter: “Thank you Generate Voices @GenerateOpps for inviting me to talk about @CrimestoppersUK. Some great questions & even got lovely feedback. Looking foward to collaborating on #hiddenharms #generatevoices #crimestoppers #hatecrimeawareness #hatecrime #advocacy https://t.co/JRdkiz8bwj” / Twitter
“I enjoy the Generate Voices Forum because I like the topics we talk about in the group. It also feels good to get bad experiences off my chest. It’s good to have my voice heard.”
“I enjoy meeting new people, especially the guest speakers. I enjoy the important subjects we cover and the amount of things we’ve learnt.”
“We all get to talk about our experiences. We support each other, and talk about how we can improve things for all people with learning disabilities.”