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"We’ve got lots of great new materials about why it’s important to end outdated practices that stop people with learning disabilities having a great social life and staying up late.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!”
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- See more: "Never mind the b******s – just support me to lead an ordinary life"
- See more: How does policy informs practice? Discuss this - and more - at Learning Disability Today London 2019
We have #NoBedtimes leaflets, t-shirts, stickers, and badges to give away.
We also have advice sheets for support providers to help them change their ways.
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.
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.
- 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