Celebrating Diwali | Vinay’s blog

We share sweets during Diwali. Sometimes it’s good to have nice sweets, but maybe no too much. We always play music during Diwali to make us feel good. Inside myself I feel sometimes relaxed. During Diwali, we speak to important people in our families. We didn’t have any fireworks as they’re are too loud for […]

My Perspective winner Natalie loves her new camera

This year, two winners from our My Perspective photography competition were lucky to receive a brand new Nikon camera as their prize. Natalie Stevanus from Canada won the Judges’ Choice Award for her moving image entitled Companionship (below), so we posted out her prize – which was kindly donated to us from Nikon. Her mum Linda wrote to us and said: […]

Lexie launches her own cook book

Hi my name is Lexie, I am 18 years old. I have got two sisters, two chickens and two parents. 🙂 I love cooking and I have been writing my cookbook – Lexie Cooks – and I have published it on my website. You can see all my recipes here: https://www.lexiecooks.com/ My favourite recipe is […]

Write to your MP about legacy benefits

In March, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government announced an emergency increase of £20 a week for both Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits. However, the same increase was not extended to other ‘legacy’ benefits, such as Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), leaving many disabled people without this urgently-needed support. The DSA would […]

Meet Jesal

Written by his mum Priya Tell us about Jesal… Jes is three years old and has two older siblings, brother Rio aged nine and sister Eva aged six. He and Rio’s birthday are a day apart and we always have a joint birthday which Jes loves. He is a happy boy and always has a […]

Laura’s litter-picking mission

Written by Peter Marie Laura (or ‘Laura’) my sister-in-law, is 39 years old and came to live with us a year ago. Laura is very kind and would love to be independent and have a job. Unfortunately, Laura has had very little education and does not yet have a great deal of verbal communication, but […]