The Gig Buddies Calderdale project is now in its third year. The project aims to promote social inclusion among people who have a learning disability.
The scheme aims to reduce the barriers faced by people with a learning disability in relation to accessing social activities. These have been identified as attending the theatre, cinema, live music and anything else that a person may wish to engage with in their leisure time.
The scheme aims to match volunteers who will be referred to as ‘Gig Buddies’ with people who have a learning disability, ‘Gig Goers’ based upon shared interests. The aim is to create opportunities for people to meet and forge friendships based upon shared interests. It will match buddies with people and arrange introductions before supporting you to your first gig; whatever this may be.