About Punks In The Community?

This website is a project by the charity Stay Up Late so we can share more about what we’ve learned in creating a grassroots charity.

Stay Up Late went from being a campaign by the punk band Heavy Load to becoming a national movement and a charity.

The focus is:

  • Campaigning and activism, fighting for the right to party and an ordinary life
  • Starting a charity
  • Licencing a project (learning from our experience with Gig Buddies)

This blog is all about the stories that inspire us to create a better world, particularly in social care, we’ll share our thoughts and experiences and a few weird anecdotes from the Heavy Load days that have shaped the charity and the way we work.

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This blog is about sharing experiences, sparking ideas, and making a difference. Dive in, learn about Gig Buddies, social care innovation, and being a change-maker.

Want to Know More?

Watch Paul’s TedX Brighton talk to get a deeper look at our work and the story behind Stay Up Late and Gig Buddies.


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