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Posts Tagged ‘Gig Buddies’

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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Gig review at Sticky Mike’s Frogbar 27th Jan

01
Feb
2017

What was the venue like? The venue was Sticky Mikes Frog bar in Brighton and the gig was in the downstairs room. I could not use the stairs so Joe, who worked at Sticky Mikes, took us to the pitch black lift next door and managed to get us downstairs he was really helpful and […]

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Bella Todd’s review writing workshop for gig buddies!

18
Jan
2017

It was great to see Bella again! I am kind of new to review writing in the art scene. So it was great to join Bella’s workshop with some other gig buddies to learn how to write reviews for live music, I liked this challenge!   Here is her main advice for writing reviews If […]

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Bognor – getting more Gig Buddies involved in the town

17
Jan
2017

Today I’ve spent the day with Victoria, our new Quality Checker, who wanted to show me round her home town of Bognor and talk about ideas she has for getting the word out about Gig Buddies to get more people with learning disabilities and volunteers involved in volunteering in Bognor too. Victoria is also really […]

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Three heroes called Andrew and why we love volunteering

02
Dec
2016

We are always truly blown away by the volunteering contributions people make to the Stay Up Late and Gig Buddies movements! And it just so happens that three of them recently have been called Andrew. So here you go, three heroes called Andrew… Paying tribute to 3 volunteering heroes of ours called Andrew… Andrew number […]

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Friendships, iPads and ‘The Provision Cliff’

28
May
2016

Why friendships mean everything I was speaking at Charlton Park Academy today at their Communication Works conference. A lot of the focus of the day was around assistive technology and it was great to see the students, and presenters using iPads to aid their communication. It was also a treat to have a keynote speech […]

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Supported Employment – how not to do it, and how to do it too!

18
Mar
2016

A sorry story of how supported employment failed one of our participants… A post by our Gig Buddies Project Manager telling the story of one of our participants and his experiences of a nightmare supported employment placement, but also how a an unofficial placement with people who just ‘got it’ worked so well… Part 1 […]

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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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