How To Cope As A New Carer Of A Loved One

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When someone you love suddenly needs care for a physical and/or mental impairment, it isn’t just their lives that are going to change, yours will too. There will be a significant impact on your life should you become their primary carer. Caring for a loved one is a rewarding life. You know you are making […]

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 […]

Six Steps To Running Your Business On A Shoestring

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When you are establishing a business, you are unlikely to have the luxury of significant funds. Very few businesses do, and the greatest way to increase your profits is to look for ways to cut costs. You could have recently experienced a change in circumstances that has forced you to consider your businesses’ costs. Perhaps […]

“The Skies I’m Under” by Rachel Wright

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“The Skies I’m Under” I used to wake up too early in the morning, exhausted but unable to get back to sleep. Conversations and words rattled around my head tormenting me, keeping me from my slumber and much needed rest. Memories played through my mind but the truth was obscured by a thick cloud of […]

Our New Venture

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Last year we won the competition to name the new Barchester Care Home being built on Turner Road, Colchester.  It was called “Woodland View” because it is located very close to Highwoods Park.  We were invited to the official opening of the home in a naming ceremony performed by the Mayor of Colchester, Cllr Theresa […]

We’ve Launched A New Sports Page To Encourage Clubs To Promote Access for Disabled People

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We’re encouraging sports venues in Essex to check their provision for disabled fans as we launch our new sports pages. Here at Dancing Giraffe we manage an innovative Internet community website that informs, supports and challenges those with disabilities and their carers. Now we are encouraging our users to watch more sport and take part […]