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What does the closure of public toilets mean for the Changing Places campaign?

A recent BBC Freedom of Information request has shown that 1,782 public toilets have…

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Fashion

Chalk Paint Your Furniture Fabulous!

The change in seasons can always be a trigger for decluttering, rearranging and redecorating…

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That’s ‘stripe’ amazing! How to wear stripes…

Stripes…you either love them or hate them. Many steer clear through the fear…

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Spring/Summer 2016: Don’t Fear the Flare!

We’ve most likely all seen the fashion magazine articles for the Spring/Summer 2016…

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Suffer from back pain? You are not alone . . .

A survey by Firefly has found that 100% of parents, carers and others in the special…

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Charity & Grant Funding: Cerebra Grants

The Cerebra Grant Scheme funds up to 80% of the cost of equipment and services to…

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Podcast - Hints & Tips for Independent Walking

In this episode of the Firefly Community Podcast we are joined by guest host Dr Rebecca…

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15 Ways to Spend Date Night by Special Needs Parents

Firefly asked Special Needs Parents: What makes a great Date Night?  Here…

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5 Shoe Types to Keep Your Feet Flat on the Ground

Whether it’s a trip to the local park to meet friends, heading out for shopping,…

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Health & Beauty

Firefly Community Vlog: Back Exercises for Special Needs Parents & Carers

In this episode of the Firefly Community Vlog, Bikram Yoga Teacher Anna shows us…

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Firefly Community Vlog: Special Needs Mum Make-Over

In this episode of the Firefly Community Vlog our beauty & make-up expert Lauren…

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Hunter Syndrome Factsheet

Hunter Syndrome mainly affects boys; although there are two known cases of girls with…

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More stock added to the M&S range of clothes for kids with special needs!

You might need to be quick if the sales of the pre-launch stock were anything to…

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Marks & Spencer launch clothing range for disabled children

There is much excitement within the Special Needs Community today as Marks and Spencer…

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GoTo Shop Trolleys now available in almost 400 Asda stores across the UK

Amazing news...Almost 400 Asda stores across the United Kingdom now have a Firefly…

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10 Tips to Encourage Independent Walking

One of the most common requests I receive is how to encourage walking.  

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The Shocking Trend of Kids with Special Needs being left on School Buses

The recent case of 17-year-old Sophie Kerr, a girl with special needs left…

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#barefootchallenge

​Our Facebook and Twitter news feeds are full of images of bare feet in public…

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Campaigning for better disabled toilets and changing facilities

​We’re really excited by a social media campaign driven by special needs…

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Irish Retailer Dunnes to roll out GoTo Shop Trolley

GREAT NEWS! Irish retailer Dunnes Stores have bought 230 GoTo trolley seats and will…

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Newlife: Free Equipment Now Available

​Newlifeable has FREE equipment ready for you. Newlife is a UK based charity that…

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Asda to get the GoTo Shop Trolley

​Congratulations to everyone who has supported the GoTo Shop trolley in #EverySupermarket…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Supporting Grace’s Campaign

Have you been judged in the past? If you’ve been challenged on whether or not…

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Tesco to roll out the GoTo Shop Trolley

​Have you heard the news? 500 Tesco stores across the UK will soon have Firefly…

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Huge Breakthrough for our Disability Trolley Campaign - Tesco is Onboard!

Fantastic news! Tesco will add 500 of our GoTo Shop disability trolleys for…

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Why I’m campaigning for better toilet facilities!

5 and a half years ago our world changed as our beautiful little daughter arrived…

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The Advantages of Homeschooling Special Needs Students

We had been educating our children at home for quite a few years already by the time…

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Special Needs Families: Wills & Trusts

What does the future mean to you? If you’d asked me this in my teens I’d…

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