Oi Listen

We work hard to make sure that our students ‘voices’ are heard.

This can be a challenging area as some students may not use words to communicate, or find communication very difficult. These students do communicate with us; they have a voice and need to be listened to, but we need to listen in a different way.

We have developed a very successful link with Oi Listen, a group that supports our students and other young people get better at speaking up about matters that are important to them. The group meets every Thursday morning in college and helps students to build their own confidence through speaking, listening, thinking and helping others.
For further information on Oi Listen and the work they do please contact Pip Horne on 01925 248 472 or have a look at the website here

Pip Horne

Hi, I’m Pip and it is my job to facilitate the Oi Listen group so that all of the young people who take part have the chance to speak up and be listened to. I enjoy working creatively, using pictures and creating films to let people know what the group are saying.

I work for Warrington Speak Up, the local independent advocacy service, where I also facilitate a self advocacy group for adults. Across all of the work that I do my main focus is making sure that individuals are listened to when services are being designed and improved. It’s rewarding, demanding and frustrating at times but as jobs go it doesn’t get much better than when things change for the better because people were listened to.