• 10 October 2021

    It’s Christmas!

    Once again this year, we are working with Care Cards, part of Collisons one of the UK’s leading card manufacturers, to bring you an outstanding Christmas cards, alongside their quality gift wrap as well as notebooks and everyday gift wrap and cards. The great news is that we will...

  • 17 June 2021

    Living with ataxia in a pandemic

    We asked Laura, Mum to 10-year-old Kayden, how the last year or so has been for her and her family, and how the future looks for them in a post-pandemic world. “My son, Kayden, loves Gloucester rugby, playing football for the local learning disability football team, cooking and cycling....

  • 16 June 2021

    Uniting against bullying

    If you have children or grandchildren or work with young people, you will almost certainly have heard of Anti-Bullying Week (ABW).  The annual event is spearheaded by the Anti Bullying Alliance, part of Childlife member charity, the National Children’s Bureau. Held in the third week of November, Anti-Bullying Week...

  • 16 June 2021

    A happy environment

    Haniya and her family are supported by Acorns Children’s Hospice, though Mum Shabana was initially hesitant, feeling it might not be right for her, but now it’s a favourite place to go and Haniya always has a smile on her face. “I thought it wasn’t somewhere for Haniya, she...

  • 16 June 2021

    Living with episodic ataxia

    When we last wrote about Jade, now 15, she was eight and loved playing the recorder, horse riding, dance and canoeing.  Having been diagnosed as a toddler with episodic ataxia, which affects people in bouts or attacks of unsteadiness lasting hours or days, her Mum Ceri says she has...

  • 16 June 2021

    Online signing success

    At the beginning of the pandemic, the National Deaf Children’s Society had to quickly adapt to a new environment and move much of their support online – ensuring families were still able to communicate with their deaf child was a priority. So, during the first lockdown they launched a...

  • 16 June 2021

    Acorns Children’s Hospice 20/21 review

    Acorns Children’s Hospice is the UK’s largest children’s hospice charity, measured by the number of children and families we support. We provide care, support, fun and laughter for children with life limiting or life threatening conditions and their families across the West Midlands. Our reputation for excellence and high...

  • 16 June 2021

    National Deaf Children’s Society 20/21 review

    The National Deaf Children’s Society is dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. We work to overcome the social and educational barriers that hold deaf children back, by: helping families give the best possible support to their deaf child every step of the...

  • 16 June 2021

    Ataxia UK 20/21 review

    The ataxias are a set of life-limiting neurological conditions that disrupts the messages sent from our brains to our muscles. Not just the muscles we use to move, but those we use to speak, listen and see. Over time, people with ataxia are slowly imprisoned in their own bodies,...

  • 03 June 2021

    National Children’s Bureau 20/21 review

    The National Children’s Bureau brings people together to bring about the best for the UK’s children and young people. We strengthen the ecosystem of support and services that exists to help them grow up safe, secure and happy. For the past year, we have been working flat out to...