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Gloucestershire’s one-stop shop for disability needs, Disabled Care & Mobility offers its assessment by appointment, alongside its drop-in service.

‘I enjoy helping change people’s lives’: Disabled Care & Mobility expert insight

Experts in ‘prescriptive mobility’, Disabled Care & Mobility’s Mike Clipsom finds bespoke solutions to help customers with...

SoGlos chatted to Year 7 student, Sofia, who started at Cheltenham Ladies’ College in September 2021 as a day girl and occasional boarder.

‘Everyone’s very welcoming and you can be yourself’: Meet the Year 7 student at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Starting a new school can be daunting, but Cheltenham Ladies’ College is welcoming, supportive and makes it easy to make friends,...

Among the many ‘hidden heroes’ who work at care homes in Gloucestershire run by The Orders of St John Care Trust are employees who had some surprisingly diverse routes into their careers.

Meet the… ‘hidden heroes’ who turned to careers in care with OSJCT

Helping to run care homes for The Orders of St John Care Trust in Gloucestershire and around the UK, find out what convinced...

Gloucestershire parents are being encouraged to vaccinate children aged 12 to 15 against Covid-19 – with one mum telling SoGlos about why she’s choosing to have her child jabbed.

‘I think it is our social responsibility to vaccinate’: Meet the Gloucestershire mum vaccinating her child against Covid-19

With Covid-19 vaccinations now available for 12 to 15-year-olds in Gloucestershire, SoGlos spoke to a local mum about her decision...

Karen Green at Little Trees Cheltenham has devoted her career to ensuring children meet their full potential, drawing on an impressive 30 years’ experience in childcare.

How to prepare your child to start nursery: Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries expert insight

From what to pack, to recommended reading and coping with school gate goodbyes, SoGlos spoke to Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries...

Through Gloucestershire County Council, Sharon Gillett has fostered 28 mothers and babies over the past seven years.

‘It means the world to us’: Meet the Gloucestershire woman who has fostered 28 mothers and babies

Children and teenagers aren’t the only ones who need foster care, with one Gloucestershire woman revealing why she finds...

Stagecoach Gloucester delivers skills for the stage – and for life – through its fun dance, singing and drama lessons for children aged four to 18.

Stagecoach Gloucester expert insight: How performing arts can help children to thrive

From building self-confidence to making friends for life, stage school offers so much more than dance, singing and drama lessons...

People are often daunted by the idea of caring for teenagers, despite the fact that they make up almost half of all children who come into foster care.

‘You are not alone’: Meet the Gloucester couple who have been fostering teenagers for more than five years

Almost half of children that come into foster care are teenagers, so one couple from Gloucester reveals what to expect when...

Discover the benefits of feeding your dog a raw food diet with Cotswold RAW.

What are the benefits of feeding your dog raw? Cotswold RAW expert insight

From making their teeth clean and coat glossy to improving their behaviour, raw food might just be the secret to a healthy...

Offering specialist dementia care, Edwardstow Court Care Centre is one of 16 The Orders of St John Care homes in Gloucestershire.

Everything you need to know about dementia care at Edwardstow Court Care Centre

Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold has given an insight into dementia care and what families and residents can...

Cheltenham Ladies’ College welcomes pupils on a day and boarding basis, with Year 9 day girl Eleanor giving an insight into a typical day at the school.

A day in the life of a day girl at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

From enjoying time with friends at the Day Girl House to taking part in sports clubs, music lessons and more, find out what...

Find out what a day in the life of a Sixth Form student is like at Rendcomb College.

A day in the life of two Rendcomb College Sixth Form students

From its new Sixth Form Centre to the incredible sense of community at the school, SoGlos spoke to two students about Sixth...

With more foster carers needed in Gloucestershire, discover how a Cheltenham couple took the opportunity to make a real difference.

‘Positive for the whole family’: Meet the couple from Cheltenham who started fostering during the pandemic

There has been an increase in the demand for new foster carers and one couple from Cheltenham answered that call – revealing...

Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold is one of 16 homes and extra care housing that The Orders of St John Care Trust have in Gloucestershire.

The Orders of St John Care Trust expert insight: What to consider when looking for a care home in Gloucestershire

We all want to make sure our loved ones get the very best care as they get older and Edwardstow Court Care Centre, part of...

Cheltenham Ladies’ College welcomed pupils back this March 2021, after months of remote learning.

Cheltenham Ladies’ College: A day in the life of a teacher during lockdown

With remote learning presenting unique challenges for schools, SoGlos spoke to Cheltenham Ladies’ College about what lessons...

Class sizes below 20 allow teachers to get to know pupils better and adjust their teaching styles to suit different individuals, according to Wycliffe College.

Wycliffe College expert insight: How smaller class sizes benefit children at school

With research showing that smaller class sizes can benefit children’s learning in a variety of ways, Wycliffe College explains...

A live Covid-safe production of David Walliams’ book, Billionaire Boy, is touring 15 venues across the UK – with the final performance taking place in Cheltenham in April 2021.

David Walliams: If I had a billion pounds to spend today, I’d get a water slide

David Walliams reveals what fans can expect when the live production of his popular book, Billionaire Boy, comes to Cheltenham...

Discover a day in the life of two Crypt School students during lockdown 2021.

The Crypt School: A day in the life of two students in lockdown

From the ins and outs of remote teaching to some fun extracurricular activities, SoGlos finds out more about the realities...

Whatever you leave behind for your loved ones, making a will ensures your wishes will be carried out.

Willans LLP expert insight: Why it’s so important to make a will

From organising who will run your business to passing on a family heirloom, Willans LLP solicitors in Cheltenham shares some...

Boarding and day pupils at Wycliffe College have regular virtual catch ups, with staff looking out for them and having access to professional help if they need it, during lockdown three.

Wycliffe College expert insight: How Wycliffe College is keeping pupils safe during lockdown

While remote learning can be tough on students’ mental health, staying connected, talking to someone you trust and even getting...

If your relationship breaks down and you are considering a divorce, ensure you get expert advice from a family law specialist like Willans LLP solicitors.

Willans LLP expert insight: What to consider when choosing a divorce lawyer

From dividing your finances to caring for children, divorce proceedings can be tough to navigate, but a family law specialist...

League tables are usually how parents measure a school’s performance, but the idea of ‘value-added’ could be a better indicator.

Wycliffe College expert insight: How schools use value-added to measure performance

Choosing the right school for your child is difficult, but looking at pupils’ progress rather than just academic results, could...

Gloucestershire has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 – with the new High School Leckhampton its first zero carbon school.

Evans Jones expert insight: What Cheltenham's new zero carbon school means for Gloucestershire’s green future

The brand-new High School Leckhampton will be Gloucestershire’s first carbon neutral school, helping Gloucestershire County...

Get some help managing grief this Christmas, with practical advice from Sue Ryder about bereavement support.

Sue Ryder expert insight: How to manage grief over Christmas

For people struggling with bereavement, Christmas can be tough. As the festive season approaches, SoGlos speaks to a member...

Gloucestershire-based elderly care charity, Lilian Faithfull Care, shows how moving into a care home can still be done safely, even during a pandemic.

Lilian Faithfull Care expert insight: Is now the right time to move into a care home?

Deciding when to move yourself or a loved one into a care home can be tricky, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic, so...

Set at the foot of the picturesque Malvern Hills, Malvern St James isn’t far from Gloucestershire where day girl Hope lives.

Malvern St James: A day in the life of a Gloucestershire day girl

Striving to give girls the very best academic and extracurricular opportunities, Malvern St James offers an education worth...

Head girl, Grace, loves how every pupil can find her own voice at Malvern St James Girls’ School.

Malvern St James: A day in the life of the head girl

Malvern St James is renowned for its impressive academic results, but according to head girl, Grace, it’s the independent school’s...

The King’s School has invested £2.5 million in its new Sixth Form Centre.

The King’s School expert insight: How its new Sixth Form Centre will set its students up for life

After investing £2.5 million in its redevelopment, The King’s School’s new Sixth Form Centre will enrich the education of its...

Find out about the different types of care available in this expert insight with Lilian Faithfull Care.

Lilian Faithfull Care expert insight: Everything you need to know about care

Getting to the bottom of the different types of care available for a loved one or relative can be really overwhelming. Thankfully,...

Find out what life is like for a day girl at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

Cheltenham Ladies' College: A day in the life of a day girl

Stepping inside one of the world’s leading independent schools, SoGlos finds out what it’s like to attend Cheltenham...

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