What is All Views Aloud?

All Views Aloud is a consultative group for disabled young people aged 16 years and over. The consultative group has many roles to play within Triangle. They give advice or opinions on a subject Triangle might be working on, or give Triangle ideas on subjects that members of the group think need to be looked at in more detail. They have also helped with the Audit Commission, and have had a big role in producing videos within Triangle; Two Way Street, All Join In, Three Way Street and The Whole Picture.

Who is in the group?

All Views Aloud is lead by Sophie-Ella.

All members of the senior consultative group have a disability and they are aged 16+. At every meeting there are people who support the members of this group; providing physical support, helping members to understand things or enabling communication using BSL or other alternative communication systems.

What does the group do?

The group helps Triangle plan its work. It helps Triangle choose staff. It helps Triangle think about how to train professionals like social workers, doctors and lawyers. We help Triangle make films, such as Two Way Street, Three Way Street and All Join In. You can see more on our website at www.triangle.org.uk.

Some of the young people in the group work with younger children at Triangle. Some of the young people in the group also travel around the country to train professionals, but you don’t have to do these things.

Other organisations ask Triangles' consultative groups for advice and help. Most recently we have had Great Ormond Street Hospital who asked our groups about communication and the RCPCH (Royal College of Paediatric and Child Health) who came to ask for our advice about how to make their new learning portal (Disability Matters) accessible for professionals in all walks of life. One of the most valuable aspects of the consultative group is that members learn new things from each other.

How does the group work?

The consultative group has advised various different agencies on how to involve disabled young people and has been involved in shaping government policy. All Triangle’s own work involves disabled children and young people.

When does the group meet?

All Views Aloud usually meets monthly at Triangle.

If you want to come and join us then call us on 01273 305888 or email us info@triangle.org.uk

Do members get paid?

All members are paid for their time that they give to the group, plus we also pay for travel costs to and from the consultative groups and for the support that members may need at the groups.