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Archive for April, 2016

Pacific Rim International conference on disability

25
Apr
2016

Here’s why I was presenting Gig Buddies at the Pacific Rim International conference on disability and diversity. Aloha – I’m in Hawaii! Last year I saw a call-out from the Pacific Rim International conference on disability and diversity looking for content from organisations seeking to answer the question: How do we innovate to bring more people from the margins […]

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Assessment and Treatment Units – 7 days of action

16
Apr
2016

How you can get involved in 7 days of action against Assessment and Treatment Units There are currently 3000 people with learning disabilities in the UK who are ‘living’ in Assessment and Treatment Units away from their families. After the Winterbourne View scandal in 2011 the government pledged to close them all by 2014. So […]

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Disability Equality through buddying relationships

12
Apr
2016

How we promote good practice of Disability Equality through Gig Buddies One of our fantastic Gig Buddy volunteers is in the midst of her degree dissertation, where she’s exploring her relationship to her Gig Buddy and their experience at a festival last summer. A lot of what she’s reflecting on is the idea of equality, whether a […]

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Social franchising questions about Gig Buddies

01
Apr
2016

What are the commonly asked questions about the social franchising of Gig Buddies? This year we’ve taken the really exciting step of inviting partners to work with us to develop their own Gig Buddies projects. We’re calling this ‘Gig Buddies In a Box’ and you can read more about our plans for the social franchising […]

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