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

Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces

Walk Where You May – The You’re Welcome Way!

With the weather finally brightening up, the lifting of social distancing restrictions, blossoms blooming and fledglings learning to fly,…
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Gloucestershire / Food and Drink - Performing Arts - Sports and Leisure

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Welcome to the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day which, this year, has the theme of online accessibility. It is…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts

Celebrating Inclusive Dance in Gloucestershire

It’s International Dance Day! We have some great inclusive dance clubs around Gloucestershire, so we thought we’d celebrate by telling…
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Gloucestershire

April Roundup

We want to welcome all the organisations who have joined our inclusive community in the last couple of months! They…
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Gloucestershire

February roundup

We know it’s been a quiet couple of months, but we’ve had a few new organisations sign up to You’re…
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Gloucestershire / Festivals and Seasonal

An inclusive Christmas

I love Christmas. The smell of the Christmas tree, wood fires, mince pies, and the dinner cooking ... the spicy…
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Gloucestershire

End of Year Roundup

A big welcome to all the new organisations who have joined us in the last couple of months and listed…
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Gloucestershire / Wellbeing

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…
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Gloucestershire

International Day for People with Disabilities

Today is International Day of People with Disabilities, a UN sanctioned day which is celebrated every year on 3rd December.…
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Gloucestershire / LGBTQIA+ - Wellbeing

Lives of Colour

On these dark, autumnal days, it feels good to find a charity called Lives of Colour. When I spoke…
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Gloucestershire / Markets and Shopping

The Lowdown on Local Sellers

You’d better not shout, you’d better not cry,You’d better not pout; I’m telling you why:Santa Claus is going online!He’s in…
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Gloucestershire

October Roundup

We have a few new organisations to tell you about this month - check out their You're Welcome profiles…
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Gloucestershire / Literature and Writing - Social Interest Groups

Welcome to Braille

Braille is often regarded as a novelty: something people are curious about and rarely experience. I have…
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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Festivals and Seasonal - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

A Treasure Hunt for Poetry

Last weekend saw me and MaryClare from Gloucestershire Wheels for All cycle a treasure hunt around a…
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Gloucestershire / Wellbeing

“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…
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Gloucestershire

September Roundup - Lots of New Inclusive Activities!

What a busy month September has been! We’ve had lots of new organisations signing up and listing their inclusive activities.…
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Gloucester

Kingfisher Treasure Seekers

In these uncertain times, the idea of stumbling across an organisation that helps people become the best version of…
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Cheltenham

Cheltenham Speakers – Helping People Find their Voice

 Cheltenham Speakers is a branch of Toastmasters International, an organisation that helps people develop their public speaking and leadership…
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Gloucester / Sports and Leisure

Para Athletics showcase

“If there’s no song and dance made, people are accepted.”  Meet Bob Purcell, the athletics coach who keeps everyone…
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Gloucestershire

August roundup - who's joined us this month?

We’ve had more organisations joining us and adding events and things to do this month. Check out the profiles of…
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Gloucestershire / Parks and Green Spaces

Pets and Wellbeing Support for All

Alison Samways is familiar to many Cheltenham residents, if only by name. She has helped to organise all sorts…
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Gloucestershire

FestivALL 2020: the Lowdown

FestivALL 2020 has been about celebrating the power of our communities and how warm and welcoming Gloucestershire can…
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Gloucestershire

Showcasing Allsorts

Today we are focusing on Allsorts Gloucestershire, a friendly charity that provides activities for children and young people with…
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Gloucestershire

Jobsworth

Welcome to the first in our series of blogs, showcasing some of the organisations who have signed up with us.…
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Gloucestershire

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…
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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

How cycling helped me deal with ill health

Hi, I’m Debbie and I am 52 years old. I am medically retired and spent my life working as…
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Cheltenham / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Tandemonium - A dream come True!

“It would be a dream come true for me to ride on the back of a tandem regularly again.”In this…
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Gloucestershire / Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Life is just Better with a Bike

Cycling has become a huge part of my life over the past year, but my passion for being on a…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure

Inclusive Cycling in Gloucestershire - Where it Started

MaryClare Faulkner, founder of Gloucestershire Wheels for All, has been nominated for 100 Women in Cycling 2020 for the…
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Gloucestershire

Surviving Tough Times

Being human means that things don’t always go as planned and we all have times in our lives that…
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