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Our story

Founded by Lauren in 2019

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 one in five 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 nineteen year old living away from home, as a disabled student, I approached my university about setting up a disabled students society and was told there wasn't a need for one... I made the decision to do what lots of people may have done and take to social media to find other people like me. It was there that 'a little poorly' was formed.

Meet ups

 

Our first meet-up was just me myself and I and fast forward to now- I intermitted my degree, went back to education, graduated and we now have over seven hundred and fifty-five members and have built a little army of disabled people and their carers living in Brighton and Hove.

 We organise craft meet-ups, help with admin and paperwork, art therapy, a range of skills. All our meet-ups are held in accessible locations for wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility and have a disabled toilet and we ensure we also offer a zoom alternative with a live transcript and closed captions. Carers, friends and family are welcome and we create a safe positive space to network and meet likeminded people in Brighton and hove. We arrange to meet fortnightly. throughout the pandemic we provided carepackages to the group and stayed connected online.

community

We partner with local small businesses such as art therapists, self defence practitioners, yoga instructors, British sign language teachers and chefs and use funding to teach our disability group life skills which could aid future employment, life skills, independent living and self esteem. We aim to print leaflets and send email campaigns to local universities, collages and places of worships in order to allow new members to become aware of our service.

Meet the team

How to join the community

1

Read our rules

Here at ALPB, we take our members safety really seriously- take a look at our revised group rules, GDPR and safe guarding policies here.

2

JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

We originated over on facebook, where I set up a private group, we have now expanded and have a small facebook and instagram page too.

3

Fill in a form

Fill in this form to help us get more funding for the group, plan exciting meet ups and keep you all safe.

Supported by Sussex Community Foundation and Brighton and Hove Communities Fund

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