About Us

 Group Picture Parachute

Macclesfield Speaking Up Speaking Out (SUSO) is an organisation – run with and for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs.   We are a friendly, welcoming, affordable place in the town centre, to come and meet people, make friends, learn new skills or just sit and enjoy a cuppa and a chat.

We started out 7 years ago, meeting once a fortnight at a church hall, and thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities team we now have our own premises in the town centre,  run a drop-in 4 days a week and because of very low costs are affordable to anybody with a learning disability or additional needs over the age of 19 :–

Parachute Drop-In:     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10.30 – 3.45

AirSpace :    Wednesday 1.30 – 3.30 and alternate Tuesdays and Thursday mornings – a discussion group that meets to share news and ideas and talk about things that are important to us.

It is also very important to us to raise awareness about learning disability issues and we have planning meetings to decide the kind of things we want to do – like:

Invite guest speakers, pub lunches, fundraising, coffee mornings, newsletters, committee meetings, workshops and training, trips out, go to conferences, go to our local learning disability Partnership Board, visiting schools and taking part in community events (in the photo we are just getting ready to head off to Barnaby) be included in our community and to raise awareness.

See our ‘What’s On’ page to find out what is coming up, and have a look at  ‘News’  and ‘Our Short Films’ to find out some of the things we have done at the drop-in and out and about in the community, and importantly see what people say about us ‘What People Say’.