The life of an Olympic and Paralympic Games Maker

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Many of us enjoyed watching the Olympics and Paraylmpics this summer, and some of us even had the opportunity to go and sit in the crowd. But a select group of privileged people got to see the Games from the inside: the Games Makers. Dancing Giraffe talked to Emma Shepherd, a Games Maker from Chelmsford […]

Sensory delight: New garden opens in Ipswich

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Over the past few months, Ipswich Borough Council has been working with Ipswich School and local disability charity, Papworth Trust to create a sensory garden and butterfly habitat in the heart of the city’s Christchurch Park. Officially opened on the 6th of September, the garden has been designed by Ipswich School’s Green Team and funded […]

Community care queries brought to CAB doors

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Negotiating the complex web of NHS and Social Service community care represents over a third of the pressing issues people bring to CAB surgeries, seeking advice and assistance. The combined statistics from England and Wales CAB centres during 2011-12, are also reinforced by corresponding service data that demonstrates a third of CAB clients are disabled […]

Meet the British Paraorchestra

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The British Paraorchestra, founded by British conductor Charles Hazelwood, is an innovative orchestra for disabled musicians. It provides a platform where they can display their talents, and even turn professional. You may remember them from their performance at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony, where they accompanied Coldplay. There is often very little opportunity for people with […]