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Stay up late blog

Social work consultation – making a meal of it!

01
Dec
2016

Why we’re making a meal of social work consultation This is an idea that started in a pub over a pint of beer with Jem Price, a senior social work lecturer from the University of Brighton. Me and Jem were pondering how we could create a much more meaningful way of enabling people with a lived […]

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Wanted…Gig Buddies Project Assistant

28
Nov
2016

40 hours per week (but 5 of those are lunch breaks), permanent contract Salary £18,560 Closing date Monday 12th December and Interview date Friday 16th December An exciting opportunity to be part of the team delivering the Gig Buddies project across Sussex. A message from Madeline: ‘After four amazing years working for Stay Up Late, […]

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Punk AGM #3

28
Nov
2016

This is the 3rd year running that we’ve been running our AGM as a ‘Punk AGM’ and we wouldn’t want it any other way at the moment. (You can read more about last year’s meeting here) It’s open to anyone and we had around 40 people who were participants, volunteers, trustees, people from other organisations […]

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The top 5 music documentaries of the 21st century

22
Nov
2016

What are your top 5 music documentaries of all time? Q. What do The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Scott Walker, Bob Dylan and Heavy Load all have in common? A. They’re all featured in Mark Kermode’s top music documentaries of all time. Yesterday I was watching this article on the BBC website where he’s thinking about […]

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Advice on disabled-friendly gig venues

12
Nov
2016

Have you got favourite disabled-friendly gig venues? This is a guest post by Carly from Get To The Front with their advice on disabled-friendly gig venues. This is what they’ve found from their experiences… There have been a lot of headlines recently about the lack of help that some gig venues offer to people with disabilities. Although […]

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Punk AGM, an update report on last year

05
Nov
2016

Why is it called a PUNK AGM, has it made a difference? It’s our 3rd Punk AGM tomorrow. We call them ‘Punk AGMs’ because we run them in a way where everyone present is invited to talk about ways in which they think we can develop our work and make the most difference. There’s lots […]

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Digital inclusion is not real inclusion

02
Nov
2016

Digital inclusion is a great thing, it really is, but there’s much more we need to be doing. Developing meaningful connection and relationships Recently we were asked to run two workshops at BILD’s annual conference ;Celebrating good practice – transforming people’s lives. Our session was called ‘Get Yourself Connected’ and was focussed on looking at […]

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October 2016 Meeting – Party planning!

18
Oct
2016

Summary: We did some planning for the Punk AGM. We looked at Stay Up Late’s values. We started to think about what we want the Christmas party to be like. Date: 18th October 2016 Minutes: Here are the minutes from the meeting!

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No Go Britain – Channel 4 live debate

11
Oct
2016

‘No Go Britain’ is that the legacy of 2012? The Channel 4 News have recently been running a series of short documentaries called ‘No Go Britain’ investigating what life is like for people with disabilities living in the UK today. This was set against the lead up to the Paralympic Games and all the feel […]

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Community connecting – as important as safeguarding

29
Sep
2016

Community connecting – a guest post for RiPFA Madeline, our Gig Buddies Project Manager, has been asked to write a guest blog post for RiPFA. The article, Community connecting for people with learning disabilities – it’s about people not places, argues that as much emphasis as is placed on safeguarding needs to be placed on supporting people […]

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