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Social Care in Japan No.5 -‘a precious experience’

08
Mar
2016

Kate’s final piece on her trip to find out about social care in Japan This is the final blog post from Kate reporting on her hectic two week trip to find out about social care in Japan, and what we can learn from it… It’s hard to sum up how much I have valued the […]

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Gig Buddies celebrate a year together

07
Mar
2016

Read about Kittie and Dean, Gig Buddies who’ve been together for a year   Sat in the Con Club in Lewes at the recent Gig Buddies social I suddenly realise its March next week. I turn to Dean and say, “Hey Dean, it’s our year anniversary, we met last March!” “Yeah” says Dean, “Lets dance”. […]

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Social Care in Japan – No. 4 Hostel California…

04
Mar
2016

Finding out about social care in Japan Kate’s continuing adventures to find out more about social care in Japan (thanks to NCVO and the Japanese Government)…It sounds like she’s been on the receiving end of some anti-Staying Up Late behaviour! Day 5 Welcome to the Hostel California. You can check ‘in’ anytime you want, but […]

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Social Care in Japan – Kate’s blog No.3

04
Mar
2016

Finding out about Social Care in Japan Here’s Kate’s latest blog as she continues her mission, organised by NCVO, to find out more about social care in Japan…  Our group at the factory speaking to staff members with disabilities working from home   Institutional visit one – factory for making equipment for earthquake disaster with approx. […]

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Social Care in Japan – Kate’s blog No.2

02
Mar
2016

Find out about Kate’s trip to learning about social care in Japan – it’s day 2! Here’s the second update from Kate as she seeks to find out more about social care in Japan Today things had to get serious. Less than 24 hours after arriving it was time to attend the welcoming ceremony and […]

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Social Care in Japan – Kate’s blog No.1

01
Mar
2016

Find out about Kate’s trip to learning about social care in Japan When Stay Up Late were approached by the NCVO to take part in a Young Core Leaders program all we really knew was that it involved doing a presentation on Gig Buddies to 10 Japanese delegates whilst hosting a home stay with us […]

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Gig Buddies newsletter – Feb/March 2016

20
Feb
2016

Read the latest Gig Buddies newsletter In this edition of the Gig Buddies newsletter you’ll find news of: Our gigs of the month listings for Eastbourne, Lewes, Bexhill, Worthing Our clubbing social in Eastbourne The Gig Buddies 3rd Birthday Party in Brighton Our Worthing meet-up social Independent Venue Week and how we teamed up with the […]

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NESTA New Radicals – join the class of 2016

15
Feb
2016

NESTA call out for New Radicals 2016 I can’t believe almost 2 years has passed since we applied to be part of NESTA’s New Radicals. The New Radicals programme was launched by The Observer newspaper and Nesta, the charity that promotes innovation in society. The aim was to find Britain’s 50 new radicals – those […]

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Albion Out There With Paperback Rider

12
Feb
2016

Our office volunteer Chris, and our Gig Buddies Project Manager, Madeline, got invited to have a look round the Amex Stadium to see how Brighton and Hove Albion FC are making themselves accessible for fans with disabilities. Here’s Chris’ blog about the visit. Access at Brighton and Hove Albion FC Went to the Brighton Amex […]

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What’s your bedtime? Why do we care?

04
Feb
2016

This week I’ve been following a long Twitter discussion in response to Mark Neary’s blog The 40 Unit Home Sweet Home about plans to build a ’40 bedded supported living centre’ in Northumberland. The Twitter conversation started with people questioning how such a place could be anyone’s home and then started to develop with some professionals suggesting […]

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