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

Archive for June, 2017

Storm and Thunder meeting 16-6-2017

16
Jun
2017

Storm and Thunder Meeting   Friday 16/06/17   News from the Storm and Thunder meeting Chris Rider – has Been To Lanzarote Victoria – Busy Working This Week, Boiler Blew Up and has Holiday in August to Burnley to see family Harri – Saw a Friend not seen for 2 Years, got a Social Tonight Holly […]

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Heavy Load reunion plans and round-up of recent posts

15
Jun
2017

Here’s a round-up of some of our recent news, opinion posts and some videos, and for those of you want to know more about the Heavy Load reunion plans all we can say is that we’re working on the plans (stick 28th Oct in your diaries) and more updates soon. TEDx Brighton Here’s Paul’s talk […]

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Meet The Wild Rainbows – our LGBTQ+ advisory group

14
Jun
2017

After watching the Brighton pride parade in 2015, my Gig Buddies team discussed how we had not noticed any visibility of organisations supporting LGBTQ+ people with learning disabilities. We knew it would be a great opportunity for our gig buddies who identify as LGBTQ+ or unsure to have the chance to march in Pride alongside […]

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Campaigning workshops – a resource to help make change happen

12
Jun
2017

At last year’s Learning Disability England conference we were asked to run campaigning workshops looking at practical ways to make positive changes in the lives of the people we support. It’s tempting, and easy, to blame the constant pressures of funding cuts as being the reason why we can’t support people to lead great lives […]

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Labels for people with learning disabilities

12
Jun
2017

This was going to be an article I wanted to write about the use of labels for people with learning disabilities and how we are part of the movement of people who want to lose (and challenge) de-humanising terms. Since my previous article about the importance of writing things in the diary (and how this brought […]

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