Stay Up Late campaigns

Campaigning for great lives

Stay Up Late campaigns to make sure people with learning disabilities are able to lead active and fun social lives and live the kind of lifestyle they want to live.We want people to be able to make their own decisions about how they spend their time, not have their evenings cut short because of inflexible rotas for support staff or residential homes locking their doors at 10pm.

We also know that if you’re supported to Stay Up Late then you’re probably going to be supported well in all other areas of your life, because you have great support workers who care about you as an individual.

A Manifesto for an Ordinary Life

Our Manifesto for an Ordinary Life was written after talking to lots of people with learning disabilities across the country. They all told us there are only 10 things they really want in life, and they’re all things many people take for granted.

That’s why we called it a manifesto for an ‘Ordinary Life’ – we’re not calling for things to be special, and certainly not normal, just ordinary!

It includes things like:

  • The right to decide how I spend my time
  • The right to decide when I go to bed
  • The right to fall in love and have relationships
  • The right to a paid job
  • The right to have a say in who supports me

The No Bedtimes Campaign

We have a network of Stay Up Late Ambassadors around the country to help us get the word out. We work with individuals with learning disabilities and with self-advocacy groups to help turn our manifesto demands into reality. If you are interested in becoming a Stay Up Late Ambassador you can find more information here

Our #NoBedtimes campaign is about giving people with learning disabilities the same opportunities to enjoy great nights out as everyone else. Find out more about our #NoBedtimes campaign here.

If you would like to be involved in campaigning to Stay Up Late please contact

Join the ambassadors

Be part of our campaign ambassadors network. People with learning disabilities from around the UK who are campaigning for change in their local area and nationally.

Campaign resources

We have a variety of resources (videos, posters, leaflets and fact sheets) to help you promote active social lives for people with learning disabilities.

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