Gig Buddies in Portsmouth has just celebrated it’s one year anniversary having opened its doors in May 2017. Brighton was the first place to introduce Gig Buddies and the initiative became such a success that it’s expanded across the UK, creating 7 more locations. Gig Buddies is a project that pairs a volunteer with an adult who has learning disabilities and offers them the chance to go to live gigs or other social events together. When Brighton Gig Buddies did a Socialisation survey they found that 64% of adults with learning disabilities felt lonely. That was a really high percentage and by introducing such a positive project the statistics were able to change.