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Archive for December, 2013

Gig Buddies in its first year…

24
Dec
2013

In January 2013, I was lucky enough to step into the role of setting up and running the Gig Buddies project…and so began a year of adventure, where I’ve seen an incredible group of people with and without a learning disability pour their energy into getting to know another person and enjoying some fun times […]

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2013 – our year in blogs

20
Dec
2013

As we look back on the year we thought the easiest thing to do was look back at some of our blogs talking about the things we’ve been up to, and what a great year it’s been! Writing policies All charities need policies – but it’s not the most exciting of things. Here’s how we […]

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Stay Up Late at BILD’s annual conference, Oct 2013

10
Dec
2013

At this year’s BILD annual conference we were asked to run a session based around ‘Getting a Great Life’. We decided to use the session to help us start developing the Stay Up late manifesto for change’; our list of things that need to change if people with learning disabilities are truly able to lead […]

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Meeting 6 – planning a sleepover! – and celebrating Luc’s film award

10
Dec
2013

Today’s discussion was about having a sleepover themed party! Our ideas for this were: – Hire a hall – Have lots of loud music – Have lots of eating, drinking, dancing – Do it at a weekend Today we also said congratulations to Luc for winning the Oska Bright film festival award! We watched Luc’s […]

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speed anti-hate crime songwriting sessions

02
Dec
2013

The ‘It’s Not On’ Hate Crime conference Hove 26th Nov ’13 ‘It’s Not On’ was a conference organised by a group of organisations all committed to supporting people with learning disabilities to be aware of, and combat, disability hate crime. Here’s an outline from the organisers:  “It’s not on! Stop hate crime towards people with […]

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Music and the Social Model – book review

01
Dec
2013

Music and the Social Model An Occupational Therapist’s Approach to Music with People Labelled as Having Learning Disabilities Jane Q. Williams   ‘Everyone who dreams has music’ Roald Dahl Earlier this year we were thrilled to receive a copy of Jane’s book in which she explores the ways in which people with learning difficulties can […]

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