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Stay up late blog

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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Join the Stay Up Late team – we’re recruiting

24
Mar
2018

We’ve got two new positions on our team   But the clock is ticking as the deadline is 5pm on Thursday 12th April Gig Buddies project assistant You will support the work of the Gig Buddies project with a particular focus on matching people who are living in more rural parts of Sussex.  This is […]

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Zero Project Conference, Vienna 2018

20
Mar
2018

Our round-up from Zero Project Conference 2018 Me and Kate were recently invited to present at the Zero Project Conference in Vienna. This year’s theme was accessibility and whilst a lot of the talks were about uses of technology and artificial intelligence it was also good to see that there was a real mix of people […]

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Storm and Thunder team minutes January 2018

16
Mar
2018

The storm has arrived! Here are the minutes from our last meeting Every month some gig buddies meet up at The Stay Up Late office to discuss issues around the Stay Up Late charity, future socials and running the current  Gig Buddies projects.   If you click the pictures below you can read the minutes […]

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