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Collect of articles, updates and resources shared by the You're Welcome team.

National Learning Disabilities Week: Tips from Parents

Welcome to our top tips blog for Learning Disabilities Week. This annual campaign is run by the UK charity MENCAP, celebrating disabled children and adults who have a learning difficulty or cognitive impairment.  The campaign recognises their strengths and value as members of our society and highlights the rights of all disabled children and adults […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 weeks ago

Buying Gifts the You’re Welcome Way

Although it’s nice to give our loved ones gifts, it’s far from easy. People I know well are usually the ones I buy for first because I have the perfect present in mind. And then there are those people who say ‘I don’t know’ when asked what they’d like for a birthday or Christmas present. […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 weeks ago

Audio Description Brought the Stage to Life

If spending an afternoon in front row seats at the theatre is your kind of heaven, imagine how excited I was to find out that the show I was going to see would also be accessible to me. Last Thursday I went to see Hairspray at The Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham. Perhaps it’s because I’m […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Kingfisher Treasure Seekers

In these uncertain times, the idea of stumbling across an organisation that helps people become the best version of themselves sounds very appealing. Turning onto Westgate Street in Gloucester will take me to just the place: the home of Kingfisher Treasure Seekers.  Eight years on from the day they opened their doors, this social enterprise […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 weeks ago

Para Athletics showcase

“If there’s no song and dance made, people are accepted.”   Meet Bob Purcell, the athletics coach who keeps everyone on track.  For the past ten years, Bob has managed the Blackbridge Athletics Track in Gloucester. A sprinter at school, he studied Strength and Conditioning but moved away from sport as he grew up. He […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 weeks ago

Lives of Colour

On these dark, autumnal days, it feels good to find a charity called Lives of Colour. When I spoke to its founder Florence Nyasmo-Thomas, I was struck by her warmth, passion, and her vibrantly colourful persona. Two pages of scribbled notes later, I felt we had only talked about a small part of the work […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 weeks ago

Showcasing Allsorts

Today we are focusing on Allsorts Gloucestershire, a friendly charity that provides activities for children and young people with additional needs and support for their families. The Stroud-based organisation runs regular groups for parents to meet and share experiences, a lending library packed with toys for children to borrow and a range of sports and […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 weeks ago

“It’s about what I can do with the privilege I have.”

When Accessible Yoga with Sarah found out about You’re Welcome, they leapt at the chance to sign up. They’ve created a fantastically detailed profile, and are quick to keep people updated with what they offer. As part of National Inclusion week, I spoke to Sarah to find out what it is that drives her passion […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 weeks ago

An inclusive Christmas

I love Christmas. The smell of the Christmas tree, wood fires, mince pies, and the dinner cooking … the spicy taste of mulled wine … the sounds of carol singers, Christmas choirs, paper rustling and bells jingling. It’s a busy time. Shops are crowded and there’s lots to be done in the run up to […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 4 weeks ago

Welcome to Braille

Braille is often regarded as a novelty: something people are curious about and rarely experience. I have been blind from birth and learnt braille when I started school at the age of four. It is a part of my daily life and yet it’s rare for me to access information in braille when I’m out […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 1 month ago