Fighting for the right to party – Stay Up Late launches #NoBedtimes campaign
Stay Up Late’s #NoBedtimes campaign – how you can help
“When we go out to gigs we want to stay for the whole thing not leave when the carer says it’s time to go.” – Daniel Randall-Nason, Stay Up Late Ambassador
Having a learning disability should never stop anyone enjoying a great night out. But we find that lots of people with learning disabilities are unable to lead full and active social lives. People are often told there isn’t the staff to support them to be out late. Some residential homes lock their doors at 10pm and residents don’t have a key.
We’re working to end those old-fashioned ideas. We want people with learning disabilities to be able to lead the kind of social lives they want to lead. That’s why we are launching our #NoBedtimes campaign. We want to work with groups and individuals around the whole country to tell everyone about the campaign and why it’s important.
Stay Up Late Director Paul Richards says: “We’d absolutely love you to get involved in our #NoBedtimes campaign. We’ve got lots of great new materials about why it’s important to end outdated practices that stop people with learning disabilities having a great social life and staying up late. Support our campaign and help us fight for the right to party!”
We have #NoBedtimes leaflets, stickers and badges to give away. We also have advice sheets for support providers to help them change their ways. You can also buy #NoBedtimes T-shirts from us here
You can help the #NoBedtimes campaign in many different ways. That might be:
- Running an information stall at a gig, an event or open day.
- Handing out leaflets and stickers.
- Getting someone from Stay Up Late to come and talk to your group.
- Writing a blog or posting on Twitter and Facebook.
The campaign was formally launched at a special fundraising gig night at Brighton’s Komedia on November 12th 2019. It was fantastic to see so many people turning up in their pyjamas to say loudly and clearly we don’t want to go home to bed we want to stay up late!
Get in touch
Darren is the Campaigns Co-ordinator at Stay Up Late.
You can contact him:
- If you would like a #NoBedtimes campaign pack – just give us your name and postal address and we’ll get a pack off to you.
- If you would like someone to come and talk to your local group about the #NoBedtimes campaign.
- If you have any questions about the #NoBedtimes campaign or need advice about campaigning.
Email Darren at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone the office on 01273 418 102
An easy read guide to the #NoBedtimes campaign is available here No Bedtimes campaign guide – Easy Read
A pdf of the #NoBedtimes leaflet is available here
A pdf of the advice sheet for support providers is available here