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Stay up late blog

Storm and Thunder minutes May 2018

08
Jun
2018

Here are the minutes from our May meeting Including…… News from the team Our idea for a talk event News about our visitors from finland this week Click on the picture below to download the minutes

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Frank Turner – a massive thank you from Stay Up Late

07
Jun
2018

We need to say a massive thank you to Frank Turner for helping to spread the work about the issues that many people with learning disabilities struggle with in their lives, around having an active nightlife especially gigs and events and what better way to do this than through his UK tour? Our link-up with […]

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Volunteers week – celebrating some great things

07
Jun
2018

This week, along with thousands of other organisations across the UK, we’re celebrating Volunteers Week to show our appreciation for the work of growing band of Gig Buddies volunteers. (Check out our tweets to see some of the volunteers we’ve been celebrating). We’ve now got over 100 volunteers and the numbers continue to grow, as […]

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Storm and Thunder minutes March 2018

30
May
2018

Here are the minutes from our March meeting Including…… News from the team Our great support movement jar Volunteer award nominations Songs for our silent disco Our silent disco party, for our Gig Buddies 5th birthday, was on Latest TV – check it out here Click on the picture below to download the minutes

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Storm and Thunder minutes February 2018

30
May
2018

Here are the minutes from our February meeting Including…. An update from the team Discussion about new advisory groups Social we could run Gig Buddies awards for volunteers Wild Rainbow t-shirt designs   Here are our volunteer award winners!

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Its interview time with Gig Buddy Tom!

02
May
2018

This week the Stay Up Late team are interviewing for 2 new roles. One of them is a project worker for the Gig Buddies project and the other one is a quality checker for a local support provider. The Stay Up Late team asked me to help interview for the quality checker role as I […]

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Sexuality and people with learning disabilities

29
Apr
2018

I read this awful tweet yesterday, I’ve no reason to believe it’s not true, it was published by a barrister representing a client with a learning disability who is also gay. Why would he lie about that? @ukhomeoffice doesn’t believe my client is gay as it’s not credible someone with severe learning difficulties would be […]

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Frank Turner tickets – important update

16
Apr
2018

We have been totally blown away by the response to the free tickets offer by Frank Turner, enabling people with learning disabilities to go and see him for free on the UK, and Ireland, legs of his world tour, and of course to Stay Up Late in the process. Due to the huge demand we […]

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Gig Buddies evaluation – the work so far

15
Apr
2018

– it’s serious fun and that’s official! Last year we were delighted to work with Research in Practice For Adults (RiPFA) who conducted our external Gig Buddies evaluation project. “It has given me a change in my life, I was isolated before. My Gig Buddy has helped me stay up late.” They interviewed 30 of […]

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Frank Turner world tour – apply for free tickets!

03
Apr
2018

The super lovely, and kind, Frank Turner, has offered to support the Stay Up Late campaign by offering a limited number of free tickets for date on his upcoming world tour. So if you’re a person with a learning disability who is a fan of Frank, or would like to go to a big rock gig […]

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