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

Archive for May, 2015

Enjoy live music? Why not join Gig Buddies!

28
May
2015

A guest blog by Paul for Scope. It’s not always easy for music fans with learning disabilities to get out to gigs. But Gig Buddies, a volunteer project run by the charity Stay Up Late, is changing all that. Director and co-founder, Paul Richards explains how… Read rest of blog here  

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‘Drink up it’s time to go home’

19
May
2015

Here’s a guest blog Paul has written for RiPFA (Research in Practice for Adults) looking at ways in which we can change the way we support people with learning disabilities so they can lead the lives they choose. But it’s us (as support staff) who need to change…   ‘Our charity started off, like a […]

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The new pop-up campaign stand on sale now!

15
May
2015

In our post ‘keeping the revolution positive’ we spoke about our plan to create a pop-up campaign stall for use at club nights around the country which will have two aims: To raise awareness of the campaign and find out why people are leaving early. To find out who those staff are who manage to […]

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Minutes from April 2015 – film, reviews and more!

14
May
2015

Minutes from meeting on 21st April Written by Beth, Gig Buddy volunteer Who was there? David, Jamie, Harry, Madeline, Beth, Michelle, Claire, Rami, Berhana, Bernie, Kate, Luc, Sam 14:10 Group agreement Listen and speak one at a time – Remi and Claire No phones (or turn them off), discussed at 15:35 Sharing news Berhana – […]

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ART-is, a look back

11
May
2015

We’re feeling quite sad about planning for the last leg of the ART-is project, but also quite excited as this evening we’ll be meeting with our participants who are going on the final trip to Malta, to be part of a festival celebrating art by people with learning disabilities. We’ve also been looking back at the […]

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Our emailer – 5th May ’15

05
May
2015

Here’s some bits latest news including our latest blogs and how you can vote to try and get some funding for Gig Buddies Click here for latest emailer

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The 6 kinds of support worker

01
May
2015

What kind of support worker are you? I had a thought provoking email this week from People First Dorset, a self advocacy organisation in the West Country who’d been talking about Stay Up Late at their meetings and used our logo for their events but quite rightly said ‘what if I don’t want to Stay […]

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