Making your vote count – Love Your Vote

Did you know only 10% of people with learning disabilities voted in the last election?

Alternative Futures Group have teamed up with Dimensions and the Parliamentary Outreach Service to host a series of free ‘Love Your Vote’ workshops across the North West.

The workshops aim to raise awareness of voting and give everyone an understanding of what it means to vote.

Using easy read materials and presentations, each workshop covers all aspects of Parliament, the electoral system and the importance of making your voice heard.

The workshops are part of a national campaign being run throughout the country by Dimensions in partnership with the Houses of Parliament Outreach Service, which supports people with learning disabilities and autism.

Carey Bamber, Community Services Director at Alternative Futures Group said: “Voting is a fundamental right of citizenship in this country.  AFG is delighted to be participating in a programme to support people to exercise their right to vote, as full citizens. We look forward to developing this work with our staff, Dimensions, Mencap, people supported and families in the lead up to the General Election and beyond.”

Find your nearest Love Your Vote workshop

Date Time Location Book your place
30th September AM 10.30am  – 12.30pm
PM 1.30 – 3.30pm
Warrington Office
11 – 13 Wilson Patten Street
Warrington
Cheshire
WA1 1PG
Lynne Spencer T: 0151 482 4200
E: lynne.spencer@afg2017.wpengine.com
1st October AM 10.30am  – 12.30pm
PM 1.30 – 3.30pm
Dylan Harvey Business Centre
Suite 218-221
Empire Business Park
2 Empire Way
Burnley
BB12 6HA
Sarah Bailey
T: 01282 410200
E: sarah.bailey@afg2017.wpengine.com
2nd October AM 10.30am – 12.30pm Fleetwood Library
North Albert Street
Fleetwood
FY7 6AJ
Joanne Dyer
T: 01524 597160
E: joanne.dyer@afg2017.wpengine.com
3rd November PM 1.30 – 3.30pm Goddard Hall, Bootle
297 Knowsley Rd
Bootle
Merseyside
L20 5DF
Angela Buckley
T: 0151 977 0934
E: angela.buckley@afg2017.wpengine.com
4th November5th November AM 10.30am  – 12.30pm
PM 1.30 – 3.30pm
Lion Court
Kings Business Park
Prescot
Merseyside
L34 1BN
Elizabeth Kingham
T: 0151 489 5501
E:elizabeth.kingham@afg2017.wpengine.com
7th November AM 10.30am  – 12.30pm
PM 1.30 – 3.30pm
Lomas Ct, Manchester
Newman Street
Ashton
OL6 7JN
Angela Buckley
T: 0151 977 0934
E: angela.buckley@afg2017.wpengine.com

Places are limited so please remember to register early using the details above.

To find out more about the Love Your Vote campaign please visit the Dimensions website.