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Three Books that Helped us Become Better Parents

May is Short Story Month, and we’re encouraging everyone to read and share…

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Success! Tesco have 1,350 GoTo Shop Trolley’s

Shopping trips for many special needs families have been transformed throughout the…

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GoTo Shop

Parents shouldn’t have to struggle to go shopping with their child. 

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US Parents Need The GoTo Shop

Finding it difficult to take your little one shopping? 

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World Down’s Syndrome Day

Check out our World Downs Syndrome Day Infographic, produced with our friends at Downs…

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Podcast: The Dark Side to Special Needs Parenting

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…

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Tesco orders additional 350 GoTo Shop Trolleys

Congratulations Community! We have exciting news to share with you. 

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Podcast: One-sided conversations with my non-verbal child

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…

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Does the UK lead the way when it comes to Changing Places?

The official changing places campaign has been running for over 10 years and we currently…

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Accessibility: What is a radar key?

A radar key is an extremely large key which will unlock over 10,000 “accessible”…

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4 Reasons your business should be accessible

There are so many things that businesses need to do to be accessible for everyone,…

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Special Needs Campaigns: 11 Reasons not to provide an adult sized bench and hoist

It is estimated that at least 1 in 260 people in the UK require an adult sized changing…

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Podcast: 7 Signs of Caregiver Burnout as a Special Needs Parent

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast Anna narrates one of our popular…

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Where you will find a Mobiloo this August

There are so many fun things going on during the summer holidays which many families…

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The things we resort to when there has been no bench and hoist

It is estimated that 1 in 260 people in the UK need an adult sized changing bench…

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10 More UK Tourist Attractions with a Changing Places Toilet

We all know that one of the biggest challenges faced by families with disabled children…

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How to Start a Running Routine When You Have Kids With Special Needs

Want to get fit but you're short on time? Juggling therapies and caring with…

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Firefly Loves Seenin

Everyone loves going shopping right?

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10 Ways to Make Water More Exciting

It’s always important to keep hydrated, especially at this time of year. …

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Tilgate Park officially opens Space to Change

Crawley Borough Council has officially opened what is believed to be the first hoist-assisted…

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Changing Places Closure

The Changing Places toilet located at the Boating Lake in Cleethorpes has been closed.

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Sheffield: Venues with a Changing Places toilet

A local campaigner, Lynn Hobson recently got in touch...

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10 More of the Most Positive and Supportive Things Said to Special Needs Parents

We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…

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Changing Places: My Proudest Achievements

We recently introduced you to 10 famous faces in the world of accessible toilet campaigning.

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7 top tips for maintaining good mental health

We asked special needs parents for their top tips to maintain good mental health...

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10 of the Most Positive & Supportive Things Said to Special Needs Parents

We asked you, ‘What is the most positive or supportive thing anyone said to…

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Accessible Toilet Campaigners: 10 Famous Faces

The power of the people should never be underestimated.

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Tilgate Park provides Space to Change

Tilgate Park will become a must visit venue for special needs families.

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