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Gloucester / Attractions and Days Out - Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces - Wellbeing

FestivALL 2021 – Reconnecting with Nature

This year’s FestivALL saw attendees flocking to Gloucester’s Robinswood Hill as well as taking part in online workshops in meditation, nature, and creative writing.  FestivALL is Gloucestershire’s annual celebration of diverse, welcoming communities. It’s a great opportunity for organisations from across the county to showcase their inclusive practice and for people to really feel that […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

Added 3 years ago

Gloucestershire / Children's Activities - Gardens and Nature - Parks and Green Spaces

Walk Where You May – The You’re Welcome Way!

With the weather finally brightening up, the lifting of social distancing restrictions, blossoms blooming and fledglings learning to fly, May is the perfect time for National Walk in the Woods month. These beautiful natural spaces aren’t only found in woods, so this year’s campaign is called Walk Where you May.  As an inclusive events directory, […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucestershire / Food and Drink - Performing Arts - Sports and Leisure

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Welcome to the tenth Global Accessibility Awareness Day which, this year, has the theme of online accessibility. It is a great opportunity for us to reflect on all the adaptations that have been made over the last year to make online activities inclusive to everyone. From online cookery  to art courses  and even virtual camping , […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucestershire / Festivals and Seasonal

An inclusive Christmas

I love Christmas. The smell of the Christmas tree, wood fires, mince pies, and the dinner cooking … the spicy taste of mulled wine … the sounds of carol singers, Christmas choirs, paper rustling and bells jingling. It’s a busy time. Shops are crowded and there’s lots to be done in the run up to […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucestershire / Wellbeing

Buying Gifts the You’re Welcome Way

Although it’s nice to give our loved ones gifts, it’s far from easy. People I know well are usually the ones I buy for first because I have the perfect present in mind. And then there are those people who say ‘I don’t know’ when asked what they’d like for a birthday or Christmas present. […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucestershire

International Day for People with Disabilities

Today is International Day of People with Disabilities, a UN sanctioned day which is celebrated every year on 3rd December. The movement’s message is ‘nothing about us without us’.  This year IDPWD is highlighting that ‘not all disabilities are visible.’ So, we have been talking to disabled people and parent carers of disabled children who […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucestershire / LGBTQIA+ - Wellbeing

Lives of Colour

On these dark, autumnal days, it feels good to find a charity called Lives of Colour. When I spoke to its founder Florence Nyasmo-Thomas, I was struck by her warmth, passion, and her vibrantly colourful persona. Two pages of scribbled notes later, I felt we had only talked about a small part of the work […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucestershire / Markets and Shopping

The Lowdown on Local Sellers

You’d better not shout, you’d better not cry, You’d better not pout; I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is going online! He’s in his workshop but instead of the shelves, He’s online browsing with his little elves, Santa Claus is going online! With lockdown upon us once more and Santa’s little helpers shopping online, You’re […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucestershire / Literature and Writing - Social Interest Groups

Welcome to Braille

Braille is often regarded as a novelty: something people are curious about and rarely experience. I have been blind from birth and learnt braille when I started school at the age of four. It is a part of my daily life and yet it’s rare for me to access information in braille when I’m out […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucestershire / Wellbeing

“It’s about what I can do with the privilege I have.”

When Accessible Yoga with Sarah found out about You’re Welcome, they leapt at the chance to sign up. They’ve created a fantastically detailed profile, and are quick to keep people updated with what they offer. As part of National Inclusion week, I spoke to Sarah to find out what it is that drives her passion […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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Gloucester

Kingfisher Treasure Seekers

In these uncertain times, the idea of stumbling across an organisation that helps people become the best version of themselves sounds very appealing. Turning onto Westgate Street in Gloucester will take me to just the place: the home of Kingfisher Treasure Seekers.  Eight years on from the day they opened their doors, this social enterprise […]

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Megan – You’re Welcome Team

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