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Cheshire East Disabled Children’s Database

The Cheshire East Disabled Children’s Database (DCD) is a voluntary register for children and young people with a disability aged 0-18 years and living in Cheshire East. The benefits of being on the Database: be kept informed and up to date about services and activities in Cheshire East for disabled children and young people and […]


Friends for Leisure simply could not exist without our volunteers…

Friends for Leisure simply could not exist without our volunteers… At FFL we currently have a team of a staggering 133 volunteers! I am Abi Jones, and I am the volunteer coordinator here at FFL. (I am also fondly known as the volunteer catcher!) It is my job to go out and about and talk […]


Claire’s profile

Name: Claire Hodkinson    Age: 38 I am the longest serving office volunteer here at Friends for Leisure. I have a syndrome that affects the left frontal lobe of my brain. This means that I struggle with multi-tasking, map reading, maths, time, handling money, understanding facial expressions and much more. I live with my mum […]


Charity of the Year

Friends for Leisure has been very fortunate to have been chosen by several organisations and dignitaries as their “Charity of the Year”. We would like to thank everyone for their support. Sarah Callender Beckett – High Sheriff of Cheshire Mrs Sarah Callander Beckett, High Sheriff of Cheshire, has set up a fund for her year […]


Young Carers Awareness Day 2018

Thursday 25th January is Young Carers awareness day! Who are young carers and what do they do? The Carers Trust describe a young carer as ‘someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol’. They are the same as any other […]


The life and times of Dash

Dash – January 2018 WE DID IT! That’s what I’d normally shout, with joy, after surviving another Christmas holidays. Dash went back to school yesterday, happy as usual to go to Super School, excited to see his teachers (you’d expect kids to be excited to see their friends, but with Dash it’s the staff (#becauseautism), […]


Information sessions for carers

There is a number of information sessions coming up for carers, in Crewe, Macclesfield and Congleton. These are: Makaton Internet Safety, Crewe Internet Safety, Macclesfield Legal matters in Congleton  


Vale Royal Disability Services newsletter

You can see the latest newsletter from VRDS here. It should appear in your “downloads” folder.