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Stay Up Late - Say no to bedtimes

People at a stay up late meeting
Supporting people to be able to lead the lives they want and to Stay Up Late!


Stay Up Late is a national campaign and charity.
Stay Up Late helps people with a learning disability and people with autism to stay up late, if they want to.
Stay Up Late found that lots of people with learning disabilities are unable to lead full and active social lives.
Support workers usually finish by 10pm.
So lots of people with learning disabilities and autism leave events and go home at 9pm or earlier.
Everyone has the right to stay up late and have some fun if they want to.

Imagine Leaving Every Night Out at 9:30

Stay Up Late Berkshire - The Night Owls

The Ark is working in partnership with staff from Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are volunteering their time to support Stay Up Late.
We have had two planning meetings to get peoples ideas about the activities they would like to do and we have had our first night out to an open air cinema. Since then we have also been to Fright Night at Thorpe Park, Bowling and Laserquest and Drinks and Music in Reading.
What can we support

Volunteers help organise activities and events.

Where possible volunteers can help to support getting to and getting home from events, please let us know if transport is an issue for you and we will do our best to see what we can do to help.

Our volunteers are not replacement carers/support workers so if you would usually require support to go out and about then you will still require somebody to support you at Stay Up Late events.

If you usually go out and about and do things without support, then it will be fine for you to come along on your own if you wish to.

Upcoming Events

14 March 2020 - 8pm till late - Bowling and Laserquest in Wokingham - More information.

Past Events

17 February 2020 - 4.30pm till late - Theatre trip to London to watch Cyrano De Bergerac.
18 January 2020 - Meet 7pm at The Bull Pub (next to the cinema) - Movie Night at Bracknell Cineworld.
07 December 2019 - 8pm till late - Drinks in Reading.
09 November 2019 - Bowling and Laserquest at Wokingham Superbowl!

Flight Night
25 October 2019 - Fright Night at Thorpe Park!

27 September 2019 - Outdoor screening of Rocketman at Lily Hill Park in Bracknell.

Photos from events

Contact us to find out more

Call 01344 266899

Email info@theark.org.uk