Our Forum

Filter by:
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…
Read more
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…
Read more
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…
Read more

Comments (1)

Megan – You’re ...

1 month 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.

Add your own comment
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…
Read more

Comments (3)

Alex Maisey

4 months ago

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

Alex Maisey’s picture

Megan – You’re ...

4 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...

3 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

Add your own comment
Gloucestershire

July roundup - Look who has joined us

July has been a very busy month with lots of organisations signed up:Art ShapeFar…
Read more
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…
Read more
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…
Read more

Comments (9)

View previous comments

Gloucestershire...

5 months 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...

5 months 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 ...

5 months ago

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

Add your own comment
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…
Read more

Comments (4)

View previous comments

Nicole - You're...

6 months ago

I loved Phantom of the Opera!

Jennie - You're...

5 months ago

Test

Jennie G

5 months ago

Testing from phone

Add your own comment
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…
Read more

Comments (7)

View previous comments

Jennie G

5 months ago

Looking forward to it!

Joey beagle

5 months ago

I'm in!

Joey beagle’s picture

Kate

5 months ago

We are in

Add your own comment
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 -…
Read more
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…
Read more
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…
Read more

Comments (3)

Jennie G

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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...

Add your own comment
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…
Read more

Comments (1)

Philip Douch

6 months 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

Add your own comment
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…
Read more

Comments (2)

Megan – You’re ...

6 months 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

6 months 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

Add your own comment
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…
Read more
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…
Read more

Comments (2)

Nicole - You're...

6 months 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

6 months ago

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

Add your own comment
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…
Read more
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…
Read more
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? 
Read more

Comments (3)

Jennie - You're...

7 months 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...

7 months 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

Add your own comment