Other Gig Buddies Projects
Want to find out about other Gig Buddies Projects?
Here you can find out about the growing community of Gig Buddies projects, and how your organisation could get involved.
Gig Buddies was started by the charity Stay Up Late, in Sussex, UK. Because of the success of the project, it is now a social franchise. We’re calling this project ‘Gig Buddies in a Box‘ and we’re currently working with a number of partners to get Gig Buddies going in other parts of the UK (and possibly other countries) throughout 2016.
We’ve created a website to explain how this works more and ‘What’s in the box!’
What’s most important to us is that wherever the project is replicated it sticks to these core principles:
- It’s about friendships – real friendships
- It’s about doing mainstream cultural things in your community
- It’s about people with learning disabilities making real choices about the way they lead their lives
- It’s about creating a project that is led by people with learning disabilities
Those are the things that can’t change with the project but it will look different in every part of the country so if you’re up for being part of the growing community of buddies do get in touch.
Gig Buddies is run in Sydney, Australia by ACL Disability Services
Gig Buddies is run in Midlothian, Scotland by Thera Scotland
Find out more about Gig Buddies in a box hereFind out what’s in the box!
Or just contact the team for more detailsContact page