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Special Needs

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

The Definition of a Friend

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It is Summer

Yep; for most parents they relish the lack of routine, the lack of having to get…

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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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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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Lidl trialling the GoTo Shop Trolley in the UK

Great news! Lidl is trialling the GoTo Shop trolley in its Cambuslang/Rutherford…

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Special Needs Guide to Brighton

Good old Sussex by the sea is the ideal spot for a holiday and here is my guide of…

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Are you a female wheelchair user?

Would you be interested in being interviewed to discuss how your urinary continence…

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Space to Change Toilets make great business sense

If you are a regular reader of Firefly blogs you will probably already know the reasons…

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Special Needs Families: Why don’t you want us in your city?

Dear Winchester City Council, We visited your beautiful city last weekend...

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I am THAT mum now

I am that mum that goes to every venue shamelessly sussing out what is and isn't…

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The GoTo Shop Cart is now available in the US!

A cart that transforms shopping trips for special needs families.

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When a trolley is much more than a vehicle to put your shopping in

I have always said if I never had to eat and feed my family I would be a millionaire!…

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Tesco to crackdown on shoppers parking in disabled bays

Firefly Community welcomes the news that Tesco is to crackdown on shoppers parking…

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Why Isn’t This News Worthy?

Thousands of disabled children and adults in the UK have continence issues and as…

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Attract more customers by making ‘Space to Change’

Making better use of existing toilet space could help grow your customer base.

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Why I took a photo of myself sat on the loo… and posted it on the internet!

I’m not an exhibitionist, in fact I’d say that I’m closer to prude,…

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Please Quit Using the Disabled Community in Your Political Campaign!

Social media and news outlets are saturated at the moment with opinions about the…

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Family Outings and Accessibility

As Zachariah is getting bigger and heavier I am beginning to get more and more concerned…

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Space to Change for Portsmouth Port Customers

Well done Portsmouth International Port! It has become one of the most inclusive…

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Marks & Spencer to launch ‘Easy dressing’ school-wear range

Marks & Spencer is yet again responding to the needs of special needs parents…

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The day I dropped my son

'I don’t know if it was lack of sleep or that I’d not dried the floor…

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