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Archive for May, 2017

Heavy Load’s re-union plans

27
May
2017

And how they came crashing down… I’m going to be honest and say that this post isn’t just about one incident, it’s years and years of frustration at seeing how small lapses of ‘care’ can have huge impacts on the people that we support, from my personal experiences of being in the band Heavy Load. […]

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Mailchimp and how to make sure people read your newsletters

24
May
2017

This week I’ve been having a bit of clear up of Mailchimp newsletter mailing list. We’ve built it up over the years from people who were fans of Heavy Load, fans of the Heavy Load movie, people who wanted to support the Stay Up Late campaign and latterly people interested in Gig Buddies. Over this time […]

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Storm and Thunder meeting May 2017

19
May
2017

News from the Storm and Thunder team Claire – Gardening, Newsletter Chris Rider – Going on Activities Been working at The R.S.P.C.A. Fed Some Creepy Crawlies Tom – Looking For Flats To Be Independent Daniel – Went To Every Sort Of Peoples Festival at Lewes Luc – Helped To With Research Bernie – Went To […]

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How we made a meal of ‘user involvement’

12
May
2017

Our ‘user involvement’ project with University of Brighton At Stay Up Late we always challenge ourselves to make the running of the charity and our Gig Buddies project as user-led as possible. Between us we’ve also got a lot of experience in the team of involving people with learning disabilities in really meaningful ways through the […]

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