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

Archive for April, 2015

ART-is trip to Poland

27
Apr
2015

Warsaw, Poland, 19 – 23rd March 2015 Our report on the fifth leg of the ART-is project, this time we were in Warsaw, Poland as we met with our partners to plan the final leg, in Malta in June. Thank you to our hosts in Poland for looking after us so well, another great trip and […]

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Gig Buddies in a box update

26
Apr
2015

We’re continuing to get more and more people asking about how they can set up Gig Buddies in their area and this is just a short update to say where we are with these plans. We totally committed to making this happen and are balancing this piece of work with making sure we’re delivering Gig […]

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Keeping the revolution positive

22
Apr
2015

This week marked the re-launch of the Stay Up Late campaign and to be honest my head has been swimming with ideas for what we ought to do first. Following the workshops we’ve been running it’s apparent at what cultures and attitudes need to change if people with learning disabilities are going to be able […]

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Gig Buddies April – May newsletter

20
Apr
2015

Here’s the latest Gig Buddies newsletter  with gig reviews, tips for great gigs to go to, some news from the project and dates for the next English Disco Lovers night in Brighton.

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Give as you live…(support us without even trying!)

17
Apr
2015

Here’s a very easy thing you could do if you want to find ways to support our work even more. There’s no catch either. Just do your online shopping through Give As You Live and they give a little bit to us. All you need to do is register quickly, it’s free, and they’re linked […]

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‘You like music, why don’t you try this’ and I thought it would be awesome!

17
Apr
2015

Blog post here from our trustee Simon looking at projects like Gig Buddies and their potential to not just build community capacity but to actually unleash it – like the banshee howl of Sleater Kinney’s Corin Tucker. (Simon doesn’t actually mention the tremendous Sleater Kinney but I’m going through a bit of a phase at […]

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A frustrating story from someone who just wants a social life

14
Apr
2015

I had an email today from a man who’s been living in various care and supported living homes over the last 15 years. His plea was quite simple. ‘Why can’t staff be paid to be around between certain hours in the evening and the morning? That way they’d be able to support late night events, […]

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Important announcement – Stay Up Late campaign re-launch

12
Apr
2015

We’re aiming to build an army of supporters to make some real change for people with learning disabilities in the UK. The Stay Up Late campaign re-launches We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been successful in receiving funding from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to develop the work we started with the launch of the Stay […]

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