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Nick Chavasse – Military to Mailing!

Nick Chavasse – Military to Mailing!

Nick Chavasse is a great example of how people that used to be in the forces can use transferable skills to set up and run their own successful business.

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Wave-length on Self Employment

Wave-length on Self Employment

Wave-length spoke to Bryony Hughes from Choice Grooming and Hydrotherapy about her own experiences of self-employment and successfully starting up her own business.

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Josh shares his experience of nights out with blindness

“The ignorance of the doormen to understand my disability had ruined my night.”

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Trans-gender Transition

My memories from my childhood are of enjoying play which involved dressing up as a girl, and having a fascination for things like make-up and nail polish, which I saw girls and women wearing, and wishing that I could be a girl myself.

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So You’re Paralysed, What’s The Problem?

So You’re Paralysed, What’s The Problem?

When I was 31 years old, I was full of optimism about my future

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Recognising that dyslexia means something different for everyone

Recognising that dyslexia means something different for everyone

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service employs around 600 people, and we support some 30 employees who are identified as dyslexic. We started this support work in 2008/9, and as people became aware of the support available more have been coming forward. We offer a range of support and started to increase awareness of the support, depending on the role of the individual employee.

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Onward Man Alone

Onward Man Alone

Mother Teresa once said that loneliness was the worst disability in life

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Shropshire Fire and Rescue – Dyslexia

Shropshire Fire and Rescue – Dyslexia

Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service are currently aware of 21 employees with dyslexia that we have given some support to.

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Jo Clarke – Into Employment

Jo Clarke – Into Employment

In my early 40s I had an almost complete breakdown in my physical and mental health after long years struggling to keep going.

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Ruth Mills – Aspergers

Ruth Mills – Aspergers

I had whooping cough at age 3, which my mum said affected my personality; I was noticeably more “cantankerous” and temperamental after recovering from the whooping cough.

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