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Episode Two: Travel and Travelling

Helping Florrie connect with others
Added Date: 12th July 2018

I have decided to create a blog about my project; circles of support, to share stories about what I get up to. I want to give people a true insight into my world of circles. We have many different types of circles of support happening all over the borough, from crisis circles to community circles, supporting people in many different ways. Today’s blog will look at Florrie’s circle which has now been established for almost a year.

Florrie had asked for a circle of support as she had been feeling isolated, and although she is an independent lady, Florrie felt that a circle of support may give her some encouragement and ideas to reach her goals. When I first met Florrie, I knew straight away that I would love working with her. She instantly welcomed me into her home, and is a pleasant, honest lady. I explained to Florrie how a circle of support would benefit her, and looked at what we could achieve if we all worked together, rather than her feeling isolated, dealing with things al...

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Episode Two: Travel and Travelling

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Added Date: 1st March 2017

Real life experiences of public transport, aeroplanes and whats good and bad.

Each episode is 30 minutes long and has guest speakers. In Episode one , we discuss growing up with a disability. Presenter- Chris Hamnett. Guests- Debra Baxter, David Beech and Rob Winstanley. Please Listen, Share and Enjoy!! We would love to hear your thoughts so please comment.


Ella's Blog

Wigan 10k and my experience.
Added Date: 8th October 2016

Hello everyone, it is Ella here back with another blog for you, which today is going to be about me taking part in the Wigan 10k over the past 2 years and how much I have improved whilst doing it. I really hope you enjoy reading it! On to the blog.

Over the past 2 years I have taken part in the Wigan 1k and my walking has improved whilst doing it over the past 2 years. Last year it took around 1 hour and 50 minutes because I had only walked 2k but this year it had taken me just over 2 hours t...

Blogger: Ella Mawdsley

Ellie's Blog

What is a residential college like?
Added Date: 2nd October 2016

Here's Ellie Greenaway's latest blog which gives us an insight into her life at residential college in Coventry
My new adventure at Hereward College in Coventry
I have moved to a residential college called Hereward in Coventry. I’m doing a level 2 performing arts course. I like doing performing arts because I like a bit of acting (but I get nervous when I am acting) and I love dancing.
I was home sick for the first few days but I have met some lovely friends who have helped me to settle in ...

Blogger: Ellie Greenaway

Ella's Blog

on travel training. Please have a read
Added Date: 7th May 2016

Hello everyone, my name is Ella and today's blog is going to be about catching the bus by myself and learning how to catch the bus properly and all the different buses there are. In August 2014, I was told that my funding had been dropped for taxis to get to and from college. This meant I had to learn how to catch the bus.

A lady came to my house to evaluate me so that we would know whether I would be able to get the bus. From this, we were told to get a bus pass because I had to do travel t...

Blogger: Ella Mawdsley

Ellie's Blog

My holiday in LA and Vegas
Added Date: 27th August 2015

This blog will be about my holiday in LA and Vegas. For example, the things I did and the places I went.
This holiday was amazing because Rachel and Josh (Annie’s boyfriend) came with us and that was fantastic, because my mum and dad didn’t have to worry about me and Annie because I went off with Rachel and Annie went off with Josh to do our own things.
Our family came down to meet us in LA and then came to Vegas with us. We did lots of things with them, like going to Universal Studios in ...

Blogger: Ellie Greenaway

Holly's Blog

How the Duke of Edinburgh changed my life
Added Date: 26th August 2015

I started Embrace in 2010 I was age 14. First I started on the activities in the school holidays as I was bored and had nothing to do. I could not go out on my own or with friends. As I was not safe because I did not know how to cross a road safely or how to travel there and back safe I did not know anything about stranger danger. Due to having moderate learning difficulties I struggled with money and how much change I would get back but now I am ok with money. When I was on the activities in th...
Blogger: Holly McGowan

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