Stay up late are a charity that believe that all people with learning disabilities, and autistic people, should be able to lead full and active social lives. This is not only important for peoples’ mental health it’s also good for the health of the whole community.
We challenge inflexible support systems that prevent people with learning disabilities from staying up late.
The Gig Buddies project is all about enabling people with learning disabilities to lead the life they want. We match people up with a volunteer who shares the same cultural tastes so they can go to mainstream events as friends.
Our charity, Stay Up Late, started Gig Buddies in Sussex in 2013 and since then we’ve supported organisations across the UK and in Australia to run their own versions of the project under licence and be part of the community of people enabling people with learning disabilities to Stay Up Late!