• Posted: 06/09/2021

    As our name suggests, here at Connected Voice, much of what we do is around building networks, connecting people and amplifying voices so we can collectively work towards achieving our shared vision for improving the quality of life for people across our region

  • Posted: 03/08/2021

    Sometimes it’s important to stop and reflect, and at Connected Voice we are in annual appraisal season. This is an opportunity for our team to celebrate the wins and take stock of all the learning and development achieved 12 months on from when we set our work goal

  • Posted: 21/07/2021

    Following on from our Pride Month celebrations in June, we welcome a guest blog from Northern Pride talking about their challenges in organising Northern Pride, the impact of the pandemic on LGBTQ+ communities, and how they are expanding activities and events beyond Northern Pride weekend:

  • Posted: 16/06/2021
    Many of our service users have learning disabilities and our advocates have a wide range of skills in recognising and responding appropriately to their needs. In Learning Disability Week we’d like to give you an example of the advocacy we provide – read Jennifer’s story
  • Posted: 15/06/2021
    We are keen to make all our services accessible and responsive to people from LQBTQ+ communities and in Pride Month we’d like to give you a flavour of the advocacy support we provide. Read about Chris who has experienced discrimination and hate crime as a result of their intersectional identities of gender and disability.
  • Posted: 02/06/2021
    In Volunteers Week Gill Edgar, Senior Advocacy Coordinator, tells the story of her journey through volunteering to becoming an Independent Advocate.
  • Posted: 27/05/2021
    Worldwide, June is LGBT+ Pride Month - although locally, Northern Pride takes place in July - and we think it’s a great time to reflect on our values. We’re also excited to unveil a special Pride Month logo and series of blogs to draw attention to our services that are here to support LGBT+ people and communities.
  • Posted: 27/05/2021
    The LGBT+ Northern Social Group (NSG) began as a Facebook group in 2017. It was set up to provide a safe space for LGBT+ people to meet up and connect without experiencing the pressures, expectations or prejudices that they might encounter in other meeting spaces for LGBT+ people and communities. During Pride Month we asked LGBT+ Northern Social Group to talk us through their journey so far and how Connected Voice Support and Development has guided them in becoming a registered charity.
  • Posted: 04/03/2021

    Following yesterday’s budget announcement, I can’t help but feel disappointed that support for charities has not materialised despite the

  • Posted: 09/02/2021
    Whilst there is much to celebrate during LGBTQ+ History Month and it is important to mark how far we have come in protecting the rights of people from LGBTQ+ communities, it is also a time to remember that there is still work to be done to ensure no-one is discriminated against or subject to Hate Crime. Sherene Meir, our Hate Crime Advocate, interviewed George
  • Posted: 08/12/2020
    December 10th is Human Rights Day and a time to reflect on how human rights and advocacy go hand in hand.
  • Posted: 30/11/2020
    Connected Voice is hosting a 'Doing Things Differently' event on 2 December, which includes the Albert Kennedy Trust talking about meeting the hidden needs of young LGBTQ homeless people as demand for their services has soared. Here we tell the story of one of our service-users from the LGBTQ+ community and how we supported them.