This warm and welcoming newly established group meets monthly, and is for local people, carers and/or family members of those in Blackburn with Darwen with lived experience of Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodiverse Conditions.

What we do and our ground rules

We come together to talk about things that affect our lives, to support each other, and to advise others about how our lives can be improved. Professionals are welcome to come and ask questions about how we feel about various issues.

At our meetings, we want:

  • To include everyone and have fun at the meetings
  • To hold professionals accountable
  • To be given the opportunity to speak one at a time
  • To always be positive and encourage positivity
  • To be listened to and have our voices heard
  • For people to arrive to our meetings on time
  • The chance to be able to work as part of a team
  • To be more friendly and more kind to people
  • To easily understand what people are talking about and for us all to talk in plain English
  • Better education for everyone on what it’s like to have Learning Disabilities, Autism and other conditions

Our meeting dates


Our next meeting starts at 11.30am on:

Tuesday 25th June 2024

Please feel free to invite other people you know, family or carers of those with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism along to our meetings. Please arrive at 11.15 am for a prompt 11.30 am start.

Upcoming Hear Us Heroes meeting dates for Spring/Summer are as follows:

  • Tuesday 30th July

Get involved

If you'd like to join us, please contact our team via:

Anyone living in BwD with a Learning Disability and/or Autism, their parents or carers are very welcome! 

Please note: If you are planning on joining us for our next meeting, please contact Michelle at: [email protected] to confirm your attendance.

For health, safety and to enable us to organise our meetings in everyone's best interest, we require confirmed numbers of attendees before the event. Thank you for your understanding.