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

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Gig Buddies UK and social franchising

28
Sep
2014

Since starting the Gig Buddies project in Brighton and Hove we’ve attracted quite a bit of work in what we’re up to and have now expanded the scheme in to East and West Sussex. We’ve also been approached by quite a number of people who want Gig Buddies in their own town and there’s no […]

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Invite to our AGM – 12th Oct ’14

20
Sep
2014

#punkAGM – join us to make change happen… Now that we’re officially on Nesta’s list of New Radicals we realise the pressure is on to stay radical. However, we had already planned to hold a different kind of Annual General Meeting this year, before we got the great news from Nesta. As a charity there […]

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A draft manifesto for change

01
Aug
2014

Following my last post ’10 reasons why people with learning disabilities don’t have great lives’ which looked at everything that came out of our conference workshops last year I’ve now tried to condense everything that came out in to our ‘Manifesto for Change’. This is a draft as we really want people to comment on it […]

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Creative writing session – 26th June ’14

31
Jul
2014

Who was there? Daniel, Luke, Bernie, Jesse and Kate. We had a visitor called Naomi come and do a creative writing workshop for us. We talked about writing our blog and writing stories. 1.)What makes a good blog? Exciting things to read. Something different. Our blog is about learning disabilities and music. 2.) What do […]

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10 reasons why people with learning disabilities don’t have great lives…

29
Jul
2014

…and what we can all do about it.   Removing the blocks & creating a manifesto for change Last year our friends at BILD (The British Institute of Learning Disabilities) asked us to run workshops at their annual conference in Birmingham, which we repeated at he Learning Disability Wales conference in Newport. This enabled me […]

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National Lottery Anniversary Run. Thank you!!

21
Jul
2014

A big thank you to Evie Rothwell and the team at Spirit of 2012 Trust. Evie ran for us in the Natonal Lottery Anniversary Run, a 5k around the Olympic Park and the trust very kindly offered to match every £1 we raised with another £4 up to £4000. At the latest count we’ve raised […]

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Sex and health and rock ‘n roll

13
Jul
2014

Free Health Promotion Training With thanks to East Sussex County Council we’re pleased to be able to announce that we are offering free health promotion training to all our volunteers on the Gig Buddies project to enable natural and non-judgemental conversations to take place between buddies to support people to take healthy lifestyle choices. For […]

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On your marks, get set, go…!

05
Jul
2014

We’ve been given an amazing opportunity to raise funds for our Gig Buddies project by the wonderful Spirit of 2012 Trust and their 5 mile run round the Olympic Park. For every £1 we raise (up to £1000) they will match it with £4. So we’re aiming to raise £1000 in the next two weeks […]

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