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Cheltenham / Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Community Gardening Sessions

Join us in the garden this Saturday between 11am and 1pm, to help create a grow your own garden space! 
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Gloucestershire

“MUSIC IS FOR EVERYONE"

The Music Works’ Creative Director, Malaki Patterson, talks music, life learning and awards…“Music has always been a big love…
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Winchcombe / Wellbeing

Live classes resuming from 17th May!

Dance with Parkinson's & MS Gloucestershire are very happy to announce the return of two live classes next week, with…
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Dance with Park...

1 month ago

A free taster session is available for new dancers - and a friend or carer can come too for a suggested donation of £1 towards costs. Classes thereafter are £5 per session.

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Gloucester

Hi

Hi. Thanks for letting me join. I have an 8 year old with autism. Hope to find some ideas for…
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Gloucestershire / Arts and Crafts - Gardens and Nature - Wellbeing

LooK Again Carers Workshops starting 5th May

If you are a Carer who would like to try mindful photography to help with relaxation and creativity, there are…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure

Do you want to play boccia?

Cotswold Crusaders Boccia Club is getting ready to return to play as we continue to come out of lockdown.  We…
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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Museums and Galleries

The TIC and Museum of Gloucester are re-opening!

We’re re-opening soon!The Museum of Gloucester and The Tourist Information Centre (TIC) are delighted to announce their…
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Cheltenham / Attractions and Days Out - Festivals and Seasonal - Gardens and Nature

Carer looking for days out.

I’m a Carer looking for days out with people with disabilities. 
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Megan – You’re ...

2 months ago

Hi Claire. It's great to have you onboard. It's a good time to sign up as venues begin to reopen. We hope you will find lots of days out here; please get in touch if you have any questions.

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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Mental Health- Have your Say!

MHELO is a network of people who have had, or are experiencing mental health difficulties. Or those just interested in…
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Cheltenham / Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Play Areas

Making Elmfield Park Accessible

Please can as many Elmfield Park users as possible fill in this survey on possible plans for the future, and…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities

Online Science Parties!

“Hello? Is this thing on? Good! This is Diatom Dave calling… and I need scientists like you!”…
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Cheltenham / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Cinema and Film - Faith and Spirituality - Farms and Zoos - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings - Literature and Writing - Markets and Shopping - Museums and Galleries - Parks and Green Spaces - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

Positive

Hi there my name is Julie and I'm hoping for a positive new year. And a chance to make new…
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Jennie - You're...

5 months ago

Hi Julie, welcome to our website and thanks for posting! We hope you find new things to do on You're Welcome. At the moment you can find inclusive online activities here, and as things reopen after the current lockdown we will start listing them, so check back to see if there are new things you might be interested in.

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Stonehouse / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure

Does your child like bubbles?

If you will donate £3.00 to my 50 mile run for charity I will post you a FREE 1L GIANT…
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Cheltenham / Arts and Crafts - Attractions and Days Out - Cinema and Film - Faith and Spirituality - Farms and Zoos - Festivals and Seasonal - Food and Drink - Gardens and Nature - Historic buildings - Literature and Writing - Markets and Shopping - Museums and Galleries - Parks and Green Spaces - Performing Arts - Social Interest Groups - Theatre and Concerts - Wellbeing

New year and let's be positive for the future

Hi there. I'm a disabled lady who is 61 And shielding. So next year's. So much to look forward to…
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Nicole - You're...

5 months ago

Thank you for sharing your hopes for the New Year. Wishing you all the best for a positive and bright 2021!

From the You're Welcome Team

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Lechlade / Food and Drink - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

NEW DAY CENTRE OPENING - LECHLADE

Hey Guys!We're new to the area - and we would love to say hello and introduce ourselves! We run a…
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Gloucester / Cinema and Film - Festivals and Seasonal - Gardens and Nature

Hello

70 year old male. married, Ex RN L/ck  
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Nicole - You're...

6 months ago

Hello and welcome. We hope you find some useful ideas of things to do and places to go. And we're always keen for more conversation starts so feel free to ask in the forum about interests and activities you are looking for. Or tell us about something you've been to in Gloucestershire that was welcoming and inclusive.

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Gloucestershire / LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Taking time to care for you

Its wonderful to join you all here at You're Welcome and I hope we can offer all of the amazing…
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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

Are you a Family Carer of a child or loved one?

Gloucestershire Parent Carer Forum and the Carer's Hub are working together to raise awareness of the role unpaid Family Carers…
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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…
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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

ME/CFS Friendship & Support

Hi everyone, this is my first post on this forum!I'm a member of a local ME/CFS friendship…
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Megan – You’re ...

8 months ago

Hi John. Great to hear from you and welcome to You're Welcome! Good on you for keeping things going at this strange time. What would we do without Zoom? We'd love you to add CFS to You're Welcome; you can do this by signing them up as an organisation. You can then list them in the Things to Do section and each event you run on the Events pages. We're on hand to help with any questions you might have.

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Gloucestershire / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Sports and Leisure

Need some ideas

I am a special guardian Grandmother together with my husband of 2boys. 13yrs old and nearly 9. Youngest at special…
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Alex Maisey

11 months ago

I expect there are people with many more worries at this time.

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Megan – You’re ...

11 months ago

Hi Alex. It's great to have you onboard and thanks for starting this post. There are many people who are in a similar position as you in terms of looking for new ways to get out and have fun with the family. Have a look at our Events and Things to Do pages and see if anything takes your fancy. There's an online quiz tomorrow afternoon, a creative writing workshop on Wednesday evening and some laughter yoga coming up.

Gloucestershire...

10 months ago

Hello Alex the inclusive cycling project at Blackbridge Athletics Track has restarted if you would like to bring the boys over? Sunday afternoons 1pm to 4pm. Tuesdays & Thursdays 11.30am to 4.30pm.
You need to let me know when you would like to visit and I can send you the booking information which can be completed when you arrive. The cost is the same - £5 per week per participant; family / carers are free.
Best wishes Mary Clare 07393 867572

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Gloucestershire

July roundup - Look who has joined us

July has been a very busy month with lots of organisations signed up:Art ShapeFar…
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Gloucestershire / Faith and Spirituality - Festivals and Seasonal - LGBTQIA+ - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

FestivAll - Link Up Information in BSL

Find out all about FestivAll in this BSL video from GDA. Don't forget all our free events will have…
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Gloucestershire / Parks and Green Spaces - Sports and Leisure

Accessible Cycle Routes Around Gloucestershire

It's National Bike Week! We're going to have plenty to share with you about inclusive cycling over the course of this…
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1 year ago

I love cycling along the Family Cycle Trail in the Forest of Dean. Prior to the Lockdown in March 2020 Leonard Cheshire's Gloucestershire Wheels For All project had just started delivering inclusive cycling sessions from the Forestry England Mallards Pike site near Parkend in the Forest of Dean. There is a 2km circular accessible route suitable for adapted bikes, that starts and finishes close to the car park, toilets (just reopened) and cafe (currently serving takeaways only).
We are looking forward to restarting our sessions (keep an eye on the You're Welcome website to find out when) but in the meantime if you have your own bikes and a means of transport, I thoroughly recommend the beautiful, blissful and life-enhancing forest environment.
That 2km route links with the main 11km Family Cycle Trail which has several flat stretches and is mostly manageable on a recumbent trike - but does have some uphill stretches where you might need a bit of help from a companion unless you are super fit and have lots of gears!
If you would like more information please contact Project Lead MaryClare via the You're Welcome directory.

Jennie - You're...

1 year ago

I love the Family Cycle Trail! I had a memorable ride around the whole of it last year, when we weren't planning on going that far! It was lovely though. I've also done the 5k route from Mallard's Pike on my hand bike with my brother - really enjoyed it but it was hard work on some of the uphill bits and I needed a push from my brother!

Megan – You’re ...

1 year ago

Sorry - my fingers slipped on the keyboard! There's also the Cheltenham race course for cycling.

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Gloucestershire / Theatre and Concerts

Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals on YouTube!

Who's been enjoying the weekly Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals on YouTube over the past few weeks? I watched Joseph, a…
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Nicole - You're...

1 year ago

I loved Phantom of the Opera!

Jennie - You're...

1 year ago

Test

Jennie G

1 year ago

Testing from phone

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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

You're Welcome Quiz!

   You’re Welcome Quiz! Saturday 6 June at 2.00 PM   Have fun and test your knowledge…
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Jennie G

1 year ago

Looking forward to it!

Joey beagle

1 year ago

I'm in!

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Kate

1 year ago

We are in

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Gloucestershire / Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

Get a FREE resources pack to explore wildlife near you!

What's been visiting your garden or local park this spring?  Share your photos with us, mine are mostly birds -…
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Gloucestershire / Performing Arts - Wellbeing

A 'Silent' episode of EastEnders tonight!

Wow, what do you think of this?  Tonight's episode of EastEnders at 8pm will feature 'limited audio, fractured sentences and…
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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Cinema and Film - Social Interest Groups

May the Fourth Be With you! Monday is Star Wars day!!

Who loves Star Wars then?  I've been a fan my whole life (and I'm the same age as Star Wars…
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Jennie G

1 year ago

Ooh maybe this is a good excuse for me to now get Disney plus and watch the final film again, which only came out about 3 weeks ago!

Hastie Family

1 year ago

Definitely! There is so much good stuff on there now including loads of new Star Wars series about the Clone Wars and The Mandalorian. I can't keep up but my teenager daughter says they new series are all brilliant.

Jennie G

1 year ago

Decided to watch the prequel series this weekend, and have just watched episode 1! A good way to spend a weekend afternoon! I won't have Disney for long so I'm hoping to do the whole saga in the next few weeks...

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Stroud

Pottery via Zoom

Trying to set-up  new sessions, POTTERY via Zoom!this is the plan, I deliver a pack containing 3kg of clay and…
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Megan – You’re ...

1 year ago

Hi Vicky. Thank you for letting us know about this. Do you have dates and times for your sessions? When you do, it would be great if you could add them as events on the site and tick the specific requirements you can cater for.

Vicky Hendzel

1 year ago

I could offer a group session as a taster, but was thinking of organizing dates to individuals, once they've received they clay

Nicole - You're...

1 year ago

If you haven't got fixed times yet then why not post it as a 'Thing to Do' which get seen by more people than in forum. If you tick categories like arts and crafts, social interest groups people searching for activities that match those criteria will see your post.
https://www.yourewelcomeglos.org/node/add/thing-to-do

You can find out more about how to post Things to Do or events here:
https://www.yourewelcomeglos.org/our-step-by-step-guide-to-posting-an-ev...

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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Family Fun and Games online

We've been looking for fun stuff to do as a family online at the moment.  Has anyone found any good…
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Philip Douch

1 year ago

InCommon, which brings generations together, is sharing some games and activities around a different theme that families can try with older friends and relatives over the phone or video call. All the activities so far are available here. https://www.incommonliving.com/buddies-activities

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Cheltenham / Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Social Interest Groups - Wellbeing

What nature have you seen recently?

Anyone else finding they have more time to look out the window or explore green spaces when they take a…
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Gloucestershire / Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Cancer exercise

With Covid19 all the cancer exercise classes have stopped but Gordon Best has kindly put together some exercises for us…
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Megan – You’re ...

1 year ago

Hi Philip. Thanks for letting us know about this. Do you think you could let Gloucestershire Cancer Exercise know about our new site? It would be great if they signed up as an organisation to promote what they're doing. Let us know how it goes.

PhilipB

1 year ago

Thanks Megan - Cancer Exercise is really just me and one other at the mo - we are growing it with local authorities, Macmillian and others

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Cirencester

barnwood trust

I have been helped by barnwood trust for many a year through my highs and low of depression and anxiety…
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Megan – You’re ...

1 year ago

Hi Roz. It's great to hear from you. Barnwood Trust are fab and we hope that you will enjoy the new website.

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Cirencester / Arts and Crafts - Children's Activities - Food and Drink - Historic buildings - Markets and Shopping - Museums and Galleries - Parks and Green Spaces - Performing Arts - Play Areas - Sports and Leisure - Theatre and Concerts

Lovely Cirencester

Cirencester is lovely full of history, parks and lovely market I love living here would love to share with others Great…
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Nicole - You're...

1 year ago

I agree Cirencester is a beautiful town with lots to see and do. While we have to stay at home it has been lovely to see photographs taken around different towns while they're quiet. Ian Lloyd Graham is a photographer who shares lots of photos of Cirencester on Facebook and also on his Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149388693@N08/

Marijay3

1 year ago

I totally agree, loving the photos, I am still working I walk to work and as it is more quieter I love hearing the different birds, stay safe x

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Gloucestershire / Wellbeing

Our Guidelines - please read these and follow them

You’re Welcome Gloucestershire is an inclusive online community for disabled and non-disabled people who live in or near to…
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Gloucestershire

Do you like short stories?

I'm one of six people who have written a new short story - being read online by professional actors and…
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Nicole - You're...

1 year ago

I'm on the mum's side on this one! 'Always look on the bright side of life....'
I think it annoys my kids too haha.

Thoroughly enjoyable story, thanks for sharing!

Philip Douch

1 year ago

Thanks so much for listening. Glad you liked it. I thought Jacob read it really well.

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Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Performing Arts

Online music activities

Do you like making music, singing, playing instruments or creating sounds from everyday objects?We've found some fun music activities for…
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Gloucestershire / Literature and Writing - Performing Arts - Theatre and Concerts

On-line play readings

Cotswold Players are hosting play readings where up to ten people book to share the reading of a different play…
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Gloucestershire / Social Interest Groups - Sports and Leisure - Wellbeing

Staying Safe, Staying Sane

During this time of staying in, how is everyone keeping safe and keeping busy? 
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Jennie - You're...

1 year ago

Online Smart Steps exercise video for people with mobility impairments from Leonard Cheshire Gloucestershire:
https://www.facebook.com/LeonardCheshireGloucestershire/videos/252680315...

Online museums around the world:
https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/?utm_term=A36AA...

Stage shows, musicals and opera you can watch online for free:
https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/stage-shows-musicals-op...

Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals streaming on YouTube every weekend:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdmPjhKMaXNNeCr1FjuMvag

Zoos that offer live streams of pandas, giraffes, koalas, penguins, tigers and more:
https://www.holidaypirates.com/travel-magazine/13-zoos-that-offer-live-s...

Nicole - You're...

1 year ago

These are both physical activity online sessions that are suitable for children with physical and cognitive impairments and their friends and siblings too:
www.flamingochicks.org/athome

https://www.facebook.com/GympanzeesUK

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