A L I T T L E P O O R L Y
B R I G H T ON
I founded 'A little poorly' after living in Brighton for a few years as a disabled student. I had made lots of friends, but I knew no other chronically ill or disabled people living in Brighton despite my university telling me 1 in 5 people in my lecture hall accessed their services. I was struggling with my degree as my health began to deteriorate rapidly and I began to need carers, as a 19 year old living away from home I made the decision to do what lots of people may have done and take to social media. There a little poorly was formed. Our first meet up was just me myself and I and fast forward to now- I intermitted my degree, went back to eduction, graduatid and we now have over 600 members and have built a little army of disabled people and their carers living in Brighton and Hove.
Over the years we have provided care packages, art meet ups, worked with the council on providing better accessibility in ourcity and had some amazing workshops from charities specialising in working with people with chronic illness.
I have so many plans and ambitions for my fabulous poorly people and their carers and would love to execute them all- some days my health holds me back and I've been struggling with a lack of care but hang on in there with me and we will keep our ur little community going.
W H O W E A R E
We hope to:
Network people from diverse communities in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas with a wide range of long -term disabilities and chronic illnesses and their carers.
Develop spaces that are accessible to all.
Create physical and online spaces for people to join together to share helpful resources, also create spaces for our members to be physically creative.
Advocate for one and other safety together to help make a positive difference in society at times we are unable to do so for ourselves.
Offer mutual aid and support, help, advice, knowledge tips.
Enable people to connect online and in person to ensure everyone is able to access all opportunities.
R E Q U E S T H E L P
We have a new section where you can request help from a little poorly member.
Our community works well on disabled people helping other disabled people out and unfotunately in the world we live in we have had to learn that in a crisis often other disabled people can be the best people to go to for support. We live to think this will come back around and that if you are ever n the position where you can help someone else, if you hav the spoons you will. If you need a hand making a phone call, have a wheelchair emergency or carer crisis- let us know and we will see how we can help.
M E E T U P S
Join 'A Little Poorly Brighton' by clicking and filling out the short form as best as you can.
(Filling this out really helps us get more funding to help you and helps us safeguard
Past meet ups:
We have had some amazing virtual and physical meet ups and
are longing for the day we can safely meet again.
Past workshops have included:
Coffee and chats
Working with a chronic illness workshops
Kindness kit making
Public transport talks
Talks on accessibility issues
Accessing work with a disability
British Sign Language workshops
Supported by the Local People project in Brighton supported by Scope, funded by People's Health Trust with money raised through The Health Lottery South East.