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Archive for November, 2017

Our #NoBedTimes Annual General Meeting – the ideas

29
Nov
2017

For the past 4 years we’ve run our Annual General Meeting as an ‘Open Space’ conference. The format really lends itself to enabling people with learning disabilities, paid staff, carers, volunteers, friends (and anybody) to work equally together in discussing an issue or problem that we’re facing. This year we decided that we ought to […]

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Gig Buddies Safety Information – what you need to know!

28
Nov
2017

You may have read Pauls recent blog post “inclusive Club Nights – What are the risks?”. As always, Paul made some important points about the perceived risks of ‘mainstream club nights’ and the impact that ‘inclusive club nights’ can have in stifling the progress towards genuine integration in nightlife. Late night clubbing, after hours gigging, […]

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The True Wonders of Music

28
Nov
2017

A contribution from freelance writer Jenny Holt about autism and making music.   Did you know that Autism affects nearly 700,000 individuals in the UK alone? And more interestingly, master musicians such as Mozart, Derek Paravicini, and Adam Young have also been diagnosed with this disorder? The therapeutic qualities of music are immense. In fact, many musicians have described […]

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Our round-up from our website for 2017

25
Nov
2017

A round-up of some of our favourite moments and highlights from the past year. Making a Meal of Social Work This was a project we ran with the School of Social Sciences at University of Brighton where we looked at a different way of enabling people with lived experience to help with the teaching of […]

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Inclusive Club nights – what are the real risks?

14
Nov
2017

A while back I was writing about the story of the ‘Learning Disability Rave night’ in Manchester and how I was upset that we lived in a country where it seemed to be acceptable that people with learning disabilities don’t feel safe in regular club nights, and their support staff can’t stay out beyond 9pm. […]

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