Calderdale Self-Advocacy Network

What is self-advocacy?

CalderdaleSANetworkImageSelf-advocacy helps people to speak up, to decide more about their lives and understand their rights.

Sometimes adults with learning disabilities aren't listened to or understood. The self-advocacy groups help people to work with members to help them get better lives and join in more. This helps change how people with disabilities are seen in our community.


The Calderdale Self-Advocacy Network Groups

There are four regular groups in Calderdale Self-Advocacy Network. The groups decide how they are run.

CircleOfFriendsCircle of Friends - This is a busy group, different every time. Alternate Wednesdays 9 till 10.30am at Independent Living, St Mary’s Church, Todmorden, Lancs.


KingCentreGroupKing Centre Group - This group does lots of campaigning to make changes in Calderdale. Alternate Wednesdays 1.30 till 3.15pm. The King Centre, Park Rd., Halifax.


DistrictCommitteeDistrict Committee - This group makes decisions and plans for the Network. Alternate Wednesdays 11.15 till 1, The King Centre, Park Rd., Halifax.


BeHealthyGroupBe Healthy - A health based group for adults with learning disabilities living all over Calderdale. Last Wednesday of month. 1 till 3, The King's Centre, Park Road, Halifax.

The Be Healthy Group will also be having some cookery sessions and a social media cafe as well as trying some arts and crafts for relaxation and well-being, so give us a call for more information. 

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Self advocacy is also meeting new people, making friends and having fun!

Come and join us at one of our groups. 


How the groups join in

Group members go to local and regional involvement events to give their views.

LDPBCalderdale Learning Disability Partnership Board is where services for adults with learning disabilities in our area are discussed.




UK_map_yorksSelf-Advocacy Regional Forum - Members from the Regional Forum go to the National Forum so adults with learning disabilities have a say about government decisions about their lives.



InclusionNorthYorkshire and Humber Leaders - Run by Inclusion North this is a session for self-advocates in the region to look at issues they see as important.




The Network groups work with lots of different people to make things better for people with learning disabilities.

WYorksWest Yorkshire Campaigns Group. This is a network of self-advocacy groups representing all the areas in West Yorkshire, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Kirklees and Calderdale. We work on things important to everyone in West Yorkshire. Our last campaign was to try and make changes to the Disabled Person’s Travel Pass.

OurVoicesOur Voices, Our Choices, Our Freedom - a national campaign by and for adults with learning disabilities to support the closing of institutions and long stay hospitals.


How to contact us

TelephoneJackie on 07769167762, Janet on 07436102544 Self-Advocacy Network

Lead The Way, Centre at Threeways, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, Halifax HX3 5SX