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Speak Out

in Hounslow

22 years of supporting adults with a learning disability to Speak Out & be heard.

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Jan to Mar Winter 2020

Speak Out News

Welcome to Speak Out News... Welcome to 2020! Thank you to all of you who came along to our Big Night Out. You told us what a wonderful evening you had... and what a great place. I’m sure we will be back at the Musical Museum with another Big Night Out soon! If you were there... you will have heard our good news from the National Lottery Community Fund. They are continuing to fund us for another 4 years to the sum of £472,692. We will be refreshing some of our projects and changing things around. But it’s all exciting stuff! Congratulations to our very own Sarfraz Kherdin who has been promoted. He is going to be the new Co-ordinator for our refreshed project “Campaigns and Advice” ably supported by Jaspaul Vilkhu. We wish the best of luck to Pat Azille who has decided to move on to new adventures. Read on for lots of news, activities and outings for you to get involve with from January 2020.

Sally Malit & Nick Benjamin

Co-Directors, Speak Out in Hounslow

Get involved with Speak Out Radio Listen online anytime: SOH.org.uk/radio Recording: 3.45pm-5.30pm Wed 22 Jan, 26 Feb, 25 Mar.

Ring Nick to book your place on 07949 076062.

Supported by COOP Community Fund

Speak Out News Home & Fire Safety

Keeping Safe News Fire! What would you do if there was a fire? It is one of the things that all of us must learn what to do. After running the ‘Keeping Safe’ course, a lot of you told us that you wanted to learn more about fire safety - and being safe at home. So, we ran our first ever ‘Fire Safety and Home Safety’ course at Bell Road Methodist Church right in the centre of Hounslow. We had 7 students who were all keen to learn more about this.

For info on our range of “Safe” courses... or the Heathrow Employment course... Please Ring Steve 07904 494 677

We learnt how to keep our homes safe and secure and how to get help if we needed it at any time. We watched a film made by an organisation like Speak Out. It showed us how to cook safely in our kitchen & not leave pots and pans burning on the stove. Fire spreads quickly. All of us learnt three things to do in a fire: Get Out Stay Out Call 999 Would you do the same? Over the next few weeks we hope to visit a Fire Station and talk to firefighters as well. Watch this space for news!

Hoping to get a job at Heathrow Airport? Oh boy - another aeroplane going over! They can be a bit noisy! But - one of the good things about living near the Airport is there are lots of jobs to be had there. We have been speaking to Speak Out members who are keen to try to get a job at the Airport. You don’t have to be able to fly a plane! There are lots of jobs in shops and cafes there and it looks like a great place to work. Rebecca and Steve will be running a course over 5 mornings in January and February. Students will then be helped by staff at Heathrow when they look for a job. Our course will also include a trip to one of the Heathrow Terminals. Daniel will be coming on this course and here he is pictured. Good luck Daniel!

Speak Out News

Why not join our Campaigns meetings? Fridays 1-3pm Hounslow House (Hounslow Council)

31 Jan room 6.09 28 Feb room 6.01 27 Mar room 6.09

Campaigns & Advice Autumn to CCP members means Hate Crime week, a time when awareness is raised about issues faced by Learning Disabled adults. CCP members wanted to raise awareness about abuse of authority. The wrongful treatment of vulnerable adults by someone who supports or helps them. This could be someone who is paid support or a Family member who helps. If you or anyone you know is experiencing issues like this, please seek help and Speak Out. Thank you to Sharon Till from TfL and PC Neil MacKay from Chiswick Neighbourhood Team for coming to October’s CCP meeting. They spoke to members about new services and safety on the transport system. They shall be returning in the New Year, the CCP Team shall tell you when, so please do come along. Valuing People Big Day Network Staying with Transport, Jaspaul, Sarfraz and Punam represented the CCP at TfL’s Valuing People Big Day Network meeting. Bus Driver Training, customer experience awareness and TfL’s Travelbot - a free service available on Facebook messenger which answers customers’ transport queries. Were among many of the subjects which were discussed as well as many other issues which affect our members. Hounslow Borough of Culture Bid A large group of Hounslow Councillors, charitable organisations, services and residents boarded a double decker bus and went to City Hall. They went to hand in a bid, asking for Hounslow to be chosen as London’s Borough of Culture 2021. Jaspaul and Vaishali went to represent Speak Out. Make your own changes, come and join us!

Speak Out News Drama 3-5pm Thursdays Line Dancing 10am-12pm Fridays at Hounslow Arts Centre.

Drama and Movement Our Creating Drama Together & Line Dancing groups worked hard to produce some great performances for Speak Out’s Big Night Out. We asked some of the members involved what they thought of the evening: Andy told us: “I travelled all the way back to Hounslow from Up North where I live to be able to perform, I was so nervous, but I didn’t need to be the audience were amazing & cheered us loudly!” Anupa said: “It was amazing to perform to a big audience I felt so alive.” Stan said: “I have learnt a lot of discipline in drama and getting ready for a performance. It was very exciting performing on the big stage. I felt very at home & the cake was delicious!” Younis said: “I have never done drama before, I came to singing and then wanted to be in the drama too. I felt excited on stage.” Jatinder said: “I didn’t feel any pressure at the show I think this is because we have rehearsed so well and our cast has such incredible chemistry I thought I would have been more nervous.”

For more information Please Ring Terri 07949 075 603

Deena said: “The stage was huge but we managed to stretch the sea as wide as we could! I felt very proud to be part of such a hard working cast.” Speak Out Ushering Meanwhile our 2019-2020 volunteer Ushering project has started working with Hounslow Arts Centre. Our members are helping out with tickets, showing people to their seats and offering excellent customer service!

Outings & Tasters Bring food/drink

Friday 10th Jan.

Meet Monday 13th Jan.

Meet Wednesday 15th Jan.

Meet Wednesday 22nd Jan.

Meet Wednesday 22nd Jan.


January 2020 Bring money for food/drink

Bring spending money

New Year’s Panto. See our very own Terri star in Snow White! Book with Jeff by 3rd Jan! 6.15pm at BBs or 7.15pm at St Thomas’s Church, Boston Manor. £5 entry.


Improve your jewellery making skills with advice from a local expert. 2pm to 4pm at Clayponds Community Centre, Ealing Road, W5 4RQ. FREE TASTER!

Winter Trees - Come for a stroll in Osterley Park & learn about our environment. 10am at BBs, Treaty Centre. FREE TASTER!


Ten Pin Bowling - knock down the pins at the Heathrow Bowl. 10am at BBs, Treaty Centre. Bring £5 for shoe and lane hire. Get involved putting together the next Speak Out Radio Show. Phone Nick to book your place.

Records at QWest 3.45pm - 5.30pm.

Outings & Tasters Monday 27th Jan.

Meet Wednesday 29th Jan.

Meet Wednesday 5th Feb.

Meet Monday 10th Feb.

Meet Wednesday 12th Feb.


January & February 2020 Learn about the world of Instagram. Become an expert photo poster!

10.30am-12.30pm at Clayponds Community Centre, Ealing Road, Ealing. W5 4RQ. FREE TASTER!

Join us for an oriental buffet lunch at the China Banquet in Brentford. 12pm at BBs. Treaty Centre. Bring £10 for lunch.


Come and view the exciting renovation of Boston Manor House on a private tour. 10am at BBs, Treaty Centre. FREE!

Lunch! Come and feast at the Guru Tandoori Kitchen at Waterman’s Arts Centre. 12.30pm at BBs. Treaty Centre. Bring £10 for lunch.


Looking forward to Spring. Expore Osterley Park with a stroll and a cuppa! 10am at BBs, Treaty Centre. Bring money for refreshments.


Outings & Tasters Wednesday 19th Feb.

Meet Thursday 20th Feb.

Meet Tuesday 25th Feb.


February 2020 Visit the amazing modern art exhibits at London’s Tate Modern Gallery.

10am at BBs, Treaty Centre. ENTRANCE IS FREE!


Star Wars Day. Films, fun, arts and crafts. Plus a star struck quiz! 10.30am-2.30pm at Mission Hall, Brentford. FREE! Bring own lunch!


Ealing Mencap Bus Day. Learn about getting around safely & Feltham bus tour. 9.30am at BB’s, Treaty Centre. FREE!

Wednesday 26th Feb.

Get involved putting together the next Speak Out Radio Show. Phone Nick to book your place.

Saturday 29th Feb.

Market Trip. Sample local foods & crafts at


Records at QWest 3.45pm - 5.30pm.

Twickenham Farmer’s Market. 10am at BB’s, Treaty Centre. Bring spending & lunch money.


Outings & Tasters

March 2020

Monday 2nd Mar.

Improve your personal impact. Learn the benefits of polite behaviour.


10.30am-12.30pm at Clayponds Community Centre, Ealing Road, Ealing. W5 4RQ. FREE TASTER!

Monday 9th Mar.

Meet Wednesday 18th Mar.

Meet Monday 23rd Mar.

Meet Wednesday 25th Mar.

Hair and Hands! Get more beauty tips from our style and health guru! 10.30am-12.30pm at Clayponds Community Centre, Ealing Road, Ealing. W5 4RQ. FREE TASTER!

Nature’s Sounds - Tune your ears into nature at Inwood Park. Stroll & a cuppa! 10.30am at BBs, Treaty Centre.


Collect the spy themed clues around London’s Mayfair Treasure Trail walk. 10am at BBs, Treaty Centre.


Get involved putting together the next Speak Out Radio Show. Phone Nick to book your place.

Records at QWest 3.45pm - 5.30pm.

Outings & Tasters

Get down and boogie at Chiswick Invasion Rock Concert.

Friday 27th Mar.


March & Coming Soon 2020 Final details to be confirmed Ring Jeff for more info.

4pm at BBs Treaty Centre. 5.15pm & Chiswick Community School. W4 3UN. £2.50 Entry.

Coming Soon...

Sunday 5th April

5km Sponsored Walk as part of the Sports Festival Day at Syon Park.

We will be organising a sponsored walk as part of Brentford FC Community Sports Trust’s Sports Festival Day at Syon Park. The walk will start at 10.30am. Details in the New Year. Ring Jeff in February to register and to get your sponsorship forms.

IMPORTANT: We welcome all adults with learning disabilities to get involved with what we offer. We provide activities, outings & learning. We are NOT a support service. If you are not independent... you must come with your own support worker or carer. If you suffer from fits or epilepsy, you need to come with support. We CANNOT provide support or additional care. Our staff are not allowed to assist with lifting or personal care matters. Please do NOT ask our staff to help in these areas. Please arrange your own travel to/from our events. For the safety of our staff they are not allowed to see individuals home.

Learning, Fitness, Friendship... for ALL! Group/ Class

What Time & Day?

Where is it?

Start Date/ End Date

Advice Shop

Mon 3rd Feb & Mon 2nd Mar

Hounslow Arts Centre Treaty Centre, Hounslow

10am-12pm Drop In

Arts & Crafts Tuesdays 10am-12pm

London Museum of Water & Steam

Starts: Tue 7th Jan

Higher Needs Music/ Movement Heathrow Employment Course

Tuesdays 10.30am-12pm

Clayponds Community Centre Starts: Ealing Road, Ealing. W5 4RQ. T ue 21st Jan Sessions for higher needs members

Tuesdays 10am-12pm

Meeting Room at QWest 1110 Great West Road, Brentford TW8 0GP. B ook place with Steve.

21st Jan to 18th Feb

Exercise for Fun!

Tuesdays 2.30-3.30pm

St Raphaels Home The Butts, Brentford. TW8 8BQ

Starts: Tue 7th Jan

Gym Group

Wednesdays 1.30-2.30pm

Brentford Fountain Leisure Ctr.

Starts: Wed 8th Jan

Meet up and Wednesdays 2.45-3.45pm swim

Brentford Fountain Leisure Ctr. £3.10 concessions

Starts: Wed 8th Jan

3.45-5.30pm Monthly on a Wednesday

Speak Out Radio - QWest 1110 Great West Road, Brentford Ring Nick monthly to book place.

Wed 22 Jan, 26 Feb, 25 Mar.

ursdays Learn to cook Th 10am-2.30pm

Mission Hall, Mission Square, Brentford TW8 0SD.

Starts: Thu 9th Jan

Thursdays 3pm-5pm

Hounslow Arts Centre Treaty Centre. Ring Terri for info.

Starts: 23rd Jan

Fridays 10am-12pm

Hounslow Arts Centre Treaty Centre. Ring Terri for info.

Starts: 24th Jan

Speak Out Radio Recording

Creating Drama Together Mixed Line Dancing

Green Dragon Lane, Brentford.

5 week course

Red dot NO SESSIONS (half term) Mon 17th Feb - Fri 21st Feb. We acknowledge the kind support of our activities/courses providers and funders:

The Speak Out in Hounslow Staff 2020 Sally Malit 07949 076081

Nick Benjamin 07949 076062

Director Lead Director for fundraising & monitoring

Director Lead Director for day to day operations

Sarfraz Kherdin 07873 360708

Jeff Munday Rebecca Driver 07904 494686 07538 419911

Jaspaul Vilkhu 07949 075499

Terri Kember 07949 075603

Campaigns & Advice Express Yourself Co-ordinator Co-ordinator

Campaigns & Advice Movement & Project Worker Drama Co-ordinator

Manage Your Life Co-ordinator

Steve Joyce 07904 494677 Keeping Safe Co-ordinator

Jo Chapman Vaishali Arora 07984 728037 07904 494696 Senior Project Worker

Project Worker

Speak Out in Hounslow 2-03 QWest 1110 Great West Road London TW8 0GP 1stname@speakoutinhounslow.org All information within Speak Out News is correct at time of going to print. Please look at our website or contact us for the very latest information. Edited & Designed by Nick Benjamin. (c) Speak Out in Hounslow 2020.

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Speak Out News Winter 2020  

News, activities and learning from Speak Out in Hounslow.

Speak Out News Winter 2020  

News, activities and learning from Speak Out in Hounslow.