Super Hero Tri Series 18th August 2018

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Well what a fantastic day! It started for me at 0200 am on Saturday morning when I got up to have my shower. I got myself ready and packed the car up with Gerald our stuffed giraffe and set off at 0300 am to meet my co Director Paul Sims at McDonalds at junction 19 […]

Discrimination For Those With A Disability Still Rife Across The World

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The UK is hosting the world’s disability summit. Yet across the world, our leaders recognise that those with disabilities are challenged with prejudice and even violence. One of the reasons for the challenges faced by many disabled people is underfunding. Underfunding causes numerous issues such as challenges to find equipment, receive support and perhaps help […]

When Will Access Be For All?

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The annual survey into the provision for disabled users at UK airports has revealed some shocking news. According to the survey, four of the 30 biggest airports are rated as poor access for disabled travellers. Bottom of the list is Manchester. This is the second year in a row that Manchester has been heavily criticised […]

Five Ways To Build Confidence

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For those who’ve got a disability, combatting low self-esteem can be a constant problem. But that needn’t be the case. There are many ways you can improve your self-confidence. Here’s a quick list of the easiest and best options for you. 1. Listen To Music While this doesn’t exactly build confidence, it does help to […]

Disabled Holidays: Are There Options Available?

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It’s now the summer holidays, and for many, the thoughts of the great getaway are at the forefront of their mind. For most of us, holidays aren’t an issue, but for others, getting away can be more of a challenge. For those with physical and mental disabilities it can be challenging to find a place […]

How Music Can Help Those With Mental Health Issues

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Music is an important aspect of many treatments for mental health and this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The effects that a good tune can have on our emotions are endless. Think about the Film and Television industry who use background music to invoke particular emotions within us. With this knowledge and research done […]

We’re Participating In The Superhero Tri Series

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Fundraising is an important activity for us at Dancing Giraffe. We need your generous donations, so we can help all those who face challenges every day because of a disability. That’s why we regularly take part in fundraising events. Events aren’t just an opportunity to raise money. They can be an important activity for our […]

Had Your Disability Payments Cut? What You Can Do

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Disability payments have been cut for many thousands of people across the UK. Under the new system, which people are slowly being transferred to, a new assessment is necessary, and this is done by a private company. This has caused numerous people, who have serious disabilities to have their payments cut or stopped completely. One […]

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 […]

It’s 2017 and Pay Gaps Exist

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Are flexible working hours the solution? New research suggests offering flexible hours to all job applicants could increase job opportunities for disabled people. The research suggests it could also help combat pay differences. The research has been carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). It looks at the disability pay gap in […]

10 Ways To Make Your Event Accessible To All

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When running an event for the public, you have a legal and moral obligation to ensure the event can be accessed by all. If someone with a disability finds an event difficult to navigate and enjoy due to a lack of accessibility, not only will you have failed to meet their expectations, but they might […]

10 People With Disabilities Who Will Inspire You

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When it comes to great achievements, having a disability shouldn’t hold you back. Here are ten inspiring people who have achieved greatness: 1. Ludwig van Beethoven Being arguably one of the best composers in history is no small feat. What makes it extraordinary is that he was deaf for the last 25 years of his […]