Grassroots charity promoting the right for people with learning disabilities to have a choice about how they live their lives

Archive for October, 2014

FAQs about Gig Buddies

31
Oct
2014

We get asked all sorts of questions about how Gig Buddies works so we thought it would be useful to share them. If you have any other questions do get in touch though. What is Gig Buddies? It’s a volunteer befriending scheme for adults with learning disabilities and autism, matching them with a volunteer who […]

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Jo Whiley talks about staying up late

28
Oct
2014

Great to see this video up on the BBC website with Jo Whiley and Johnny Brown talking about all the things we talk about. Wonderful stuff. We love you Jo!  

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Punk AGM write-up

26
Oct
2014

The aim of this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was to create a more inclusive and accessible way for us to review our work and plan the way ahead. We also wanted to capture as many ideas as possible. You may often hear the word ‘co-production’ used around health and social care – well the […]

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ART-is trip to Belgium

19
Oct
2014

In August we travelled over to Leopoldsburg, Belgium with the lovely people of Opening Doors hosting the next leg of this amazing project. ART-is started in Iceland in October ’13 and the project sees organisations supporting people with learning disabilities from Iceland, Belgium, Poland, Finland, Malta, Spain  and the UK working together to create a […]

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Making our leaflets more accessible

18
Oct
2014

We’re really grateful to Dr Suzanne Conboy-Hill who has come up with the idea of helping us to make our leaflets more accessible. All you need to do is scan the QR code with your smart phone and you’ll hear an audio recording of the text in the leaflet. We realise that a lot of […]

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Grow your tenner starts! Free money for us!!

17
Oct
2014

We’re always grateful to people who support our work by giving their generous donations and if you are thinking of supporting now is the perfect time to start as Local Giving have started their Grow Your Tenner promotion again. Just click here to get giving. Basically if you give £10 they give us £10 and then […]

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Volunteers wanted in Eastbourne

15
Oct
2014

Do you live near Eastbourne and enjoy live music? Would you like to get out to more gigs, and at the same time enable a member of your community who has a learning disability do the same? We are looking for volunteer gig buddies in the Eastbourne area. You’d be linked up to a person […]

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Paul’s interview on Radio New Zealand

11
Oct
2014

Paul’s interview on the This Way Up programme talking about Gig Buddies  

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Annual Report 2013/14

05
Oct
2014

I’ve just been making the final touches to the Annual Report and wanted to share some of the highlights and work that we’ve been involved in over the last year. All our charitable activities focus on the promotion of the rights of people with learning disabilities to be fully involved in making choices about the […]

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Gig Buddies and social franchising part 2

05
Oct
2014

This is just a very quick update but saw this very exciting tweet this morning showing that Gig Buddies Sydney is starting to build momentum. Want to see more live music gigs? Have a passion for equal rights? @gigbuddies seek #Volunteers in #Sydney http://t.co/0L8PPNCiQj — carecareers (@carecareersjobs) October 5, 2014 We’ll be out there in […]

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