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Real life stories, issues and experiences of day to day life by parents and healthcare professionals.

ADHD Awareness

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects children & teens and…

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Baby Loss Awareness: Our Darling Daughter

A single heartbeat,  Constant tears,   There wasn’t enough, …

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What I want you to know on World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy (CP) day will be celebrated on Friday 6 October in…

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Special Needs Campaign: Victory for Nascot Lawn

Campaigning parent carers in Hertfordshire are celebrating as their local short breaks…

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Special Needs Campaigns: Changing Places

13.3 million disabled people require better toilet facilities.

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The Great Nappy Debate

When I heard that Loose Women would be talking about “The great nappy debate”…

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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: Interview with Clos-o-mat’s Claire Haymes

Clos-o-mat are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of equipment for changing…

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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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Accessibility and Inclusion Shouldn’t be a Luxury

Now that Amy is a sizeable child days out are becoming more of a challenge when it…

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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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Special Needs Campaigns: What do you know about BS8300?

The BS8300 is the British Standard that deals with accessibility in buildings which…

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What does it mean to be a special needs campaigner?

Campaigner Noun A person who works in an organised and active way towards a goal.

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Special Needs Campaign: Help us save our local respite centre

I am writing to tell you about the impending closure of NHS Nascot Lawn children's…

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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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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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Retailer Next disappoints with NO Changing Places toilet

As an avid campaigner for change for disabled people I am used to rejection.

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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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Changing Places: My Proudest Achievements

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

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No toilets available!

How often do you visit a public toilet when you are away from your home?

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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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by Firefly Community
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Swedish home-ware giant provides Space to Change

I'm ridiculously excited by this news even though I don't live anywhere near…

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Special Needs Mum targets shopping complex

Karen England is yet another special needs parent hitting the headlines for…

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Woburn Safari Park criticised for toilet provision

Woburn Safari Park in Milton Keynes, England has been criticised on social media…

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5 reasons to go shopping with a child with special needs

For many parents shopping with their children is a complete nightmare.

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The Truth About Crowdfunding

As CEO of the specialist children’s charity, Tree of Hope, the growing popularity…

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Dear Lidl,

We live just around the corner from one of your stores.

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