Going out to see bands, clubbing, or seeing friends is part of everyday life for many people. However, if you have a learning disability you may need support to do this.
Gig Buddies Sydney pairs volunteers with people with learning disability to go to events together.
HOW IT WORKS
Gig Buddies Sydney pairs buddies based on mutual interests - such as music tastes, sport and hobbies - and other factors such as location and age. Once paired, gig buddies go to events together once or twice a month for a year.
THE SOUL FLY BAND
(Gig Buddies Sydney's user-led advisory team)
We are an advisory group of participants set up to oversee and advise the Gig Buddies Sydney project. We catch up monthly and help shape Gig Buddies Sydney going forward
GIG BUDDIES AND THE NDIS
The standard NDIS charge is 3 hours per month to support the programme. The charge covers; recruiting, vetting, matching & training volunteers to partner with buddies (a person with a disability) build friendships & attend live music, sport and other events.