ViewpointThe voice of the people we support
ChairpersonMy name is Stephen Browne and I am the Chairperson of ‘Viewpoint’ - Sunbeam’s Self-Advocacy Group. We are a rights-based group that meet once a month to speak up for ourselves and for all men and women who attend Sunbeam services. Viewpoint works together with Sunbeam management to make sure people have an equal say in how services are provided.
Viewpoint believes in the motto ‘Nothing About Us Without Us’ from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).
Viewpoint speaks up and takes action on issues that are of concern to us and our fellow colleagues. These are issues that affect our daily lives. Our motto is: ‘Talk To Me Not About Me’.
As well as our Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and Facilitator other members include:
Sean Sheekey, Sam O’Connor, Rebecha McAuley, Jennifer Fergusson, Cathy Macken, Gavin O Reilly, Curtis Rogan, Jordan Stubbs, Paul Roche, Killian Cloake and Eoin Hayden. Most members meet together every month and some other members join in from time to time or get involved in Viewpoint projects.
Viewpoint Social Distancing Stickers
During the first lockdown, Viewpoint members asked clients what their main concerns were about the reopening of services. People said they were worried about social distancing so Viewpoint created these stickers to help remind everybody to keep their distance.
Check out our Viewpoint Song ‘We’re in this Together’ – celebrating teamwork and solidarity during the pandemic.