Six Businesses You Can Start At Home

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If you are considering working from home, then you could either find employment with a company that allows you to work from home, or you could start your own business. If you have the motivation and like the idea of being your own boss, but don’t where to start – here are six ideas for […]

How Peer Support Can Transform Lives

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For many across Britain, it can be a struggle to do what others take for granted. These people often rely on others to support them in everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning and getting themselves ready in the morning. Some of this support is provided by care providers, but for some, this is expensive and […]

Blood and Platelet Doning

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Dancing Giraffe has always supported and encouraged Blood and Platelet Doning. We interviewed the Chief Executive, Susan Pattrick during National Blood Week (19th – 25th June) to find out what she has been doing to support the service. Blood Groups There are four main types of blood groups. These are O, A, B and AB […]

Father Christmas, an Elf and a Little Boy called Vinnie

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Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer Vinnie With His Mum The Big Santa Project for Sticky Paws On December 21st at 10.00 am in Chelmsford High Street, the Mayor of Chelmsford, Chelmsford City Councillors, Virgin Money personnel and Chelmsford City footballers will be gathering around Father Christmas and his loyal elf to fund-raise for Vinnie, a very […]

Gaming for Disabled Children

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Gaming for Disabled Children is a way for differently abled children to experience gaming technology when they have a disability. Ceyda’s story is an example of what can be achieved. Read it here. Video Gaming Ceyda’s having fun playing her favourite video game. “Booyah!” she shouts as another baddie hits the dust. But she’s not […]

Supporting the Communication Needs of People with a Learning Disability

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Inclusive Communication Essex (ICE) is all about helping people with learning difficulties to understand and be understood. The service supports the communication needs of people with a learning disability and is supported by Essex County Council. Services ICE provide communication equipment that can be borrowed from any Essex library for free. This includes signing videos […]

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

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The Queens Award for Voluntary Service – Closing Date 16th Sept What is the Queens Award for Voluntary Service? It is the highest accolade that is given to local volunteer groups in recognition of all the hard work that they participate in. The award covers the whole of the UK. It recognises the outstanding work […]

£10,000 Grant for Heart Healthy Projects

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A £10,000 Grant for Heart Healthy Projects has become available in the Anglia Region. Funding of up to £10,000 is now available from Heart Research UK and Subway for communities in the Anglia region for projects that promote heart healthy initiatives. How to Apply The application period began on 08 July 2016 and closes on […]