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

Archive for November, 2014

Commissioning for change – Richmond Borough Council workshop

27
Nov
2014

Thank you to Richmond Borough Council who we met at the Learning Disability Today Conference in London in November ’13.. They invited us to pick up the work we started at the Bild and Learning Disability Wales conferences so we ran a shorter session picking up on four of the key blocks we’ve identified which […]

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Andrew talks about going to Australia

26
Nov
2014

Interview with Andrew Walker about the trip to launch Gig Buddies in Australia. Going to Australia means so much to me, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’ll get to see what Australia is like. I know it will be work, I’ll be doing training and talking at a conference but I’m also […]

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Notes from November meeting

24
Nov
2014

Storm & Thunder Meeting Nov 2014 Notes by David We talked about how we communicate with our gig buddy volunteer. Here’s some of the things the gig buddies said – ‘We use what’s app to message each other, we meet up at 6pm because my buddy works and she gives me 2 days to choose from. […]

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Our November newsletter

23
Nov
2014

Here’s our November newsletter – online here

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Extra Time’s young punks

20
Nov
2014

It was fantastic to reunite most if the Stay Up Late (who’s first, last and only performance was at Buitenbeenpop Festival in August of this year) to run a workshop with the children at Extra Time’s holiday club in Brighton, teaching the kids how to write a punk song. They’d been focussing on anti-bullying messages […]

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Stuck for Christmas gift ideas?

18
Nov
2014

If you’re stuck with ideas for what to get people for Christmas come and have a look around our online shop, not only will you be able to get some awesome t-shirts and CDs, but you’ll be helping us develop our work and enable more people with learning disabilities to be able to get out […]

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Why Gig Buddies in Australia?

16
Nov
2014

In Paul’s blog ‘Pressure Drop’ he talks about the reason why we’re taking Gig Buddies to Australia and why we don’t think as a charity we can share all the work we’ve put in to this via a Skype training session. In the blog Paul looks at a few questions he’s been asked in the […]

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John Renbourn fundraiser raises £1976!!

12
Nov
2014

Thank you to everyone who came to our fundraising concert with John Renbourn and Bob Lewis. It was a truly memorable and lovely night held in the beautiful and intimate surroundings of Hove Methodist Church. Despite the horrible weather we had around 200 people come along and made a surplus on the night of £1974. […]

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What do you dream of?

11
Nov
2014

As part of the ART-is project our Belgian partners suggested it would be a good idea if each partner could ask a quesyion of another partner, to create a chain of questions and answers. This video is our response to the question from Opening Doors in Leopoldsburg, Belgium which was ‘What do you dream of?’ […]

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Vote for us in the Galaxy Hot Chocolate fund

09
Nov
2014

We’ve entered the Galaxy Hot Chocolate fund – please pop along and vote for us. Any funds raised would go towards supporting our next Gig Buddies volunteer training session. Just click on the Hot Chocolate bottle to see our profile and vote.  

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