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  • Vivo Granville

     At Vivo Granville we are very proud to be the first convenience store in the UK to gain a Makaton Friendly Award. We strive to give all our customers an enjoyable shopping experience and believe creating an inclusive environment is necessary to achieve this.

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    On 20 May 2016 / By Chris R
    Out and about
  • Culzean: First Makaton Friendly Castle

    We embarked upon our Makaton adventure in the summer of 2015, when we attended a Taster session with a Makaton Regional Tutor. It soon became clear that there was a lot to learn and we were eager to provide a better service to our visitors with communication difficulties.

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    On 11 Apr 2016 / By Elena T
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  • Coventry Transport Museum

    The museum had a huge £9.5 million makeover in 2015, and we worked with lots of local community groups to make it a fun, friendly and exciting place to visit. One of the key ideas from our work together was to add Makaton signing and symbols to the museum.

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    On 05 Apr 2016 / By Laura M
    Out and about
  • Sassy Choir

    When Sassy Choir members sign, they are singing, talking, and expressing their personalities in addition to their feelings – all with their hands. So with Sassy, you get a double whammy of communication and pleasure!

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    On 26 Feb 2016 / By Sharon Parnell
    Out and about
  • Angus Resource Centres

    Signing cake

    Rosehill and Lilybank are Makaton Friendly Resource Centres in Angus that provide services for adults with learning disabilities. Read about all the ways they use Makaton to support individuals who attend the centres.

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    On 01 Feb 2016 / By Doug F
    At work
  • Inclusive Amicus

    Erin holding a symbolized Amicus welcome letter and their Makaton Friendly certificate

    Amicus Foster Care supports families that care for children and young people. Read about how they use Makaton to support their children and young people and ask their views too!

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    On 06 Jan 2016 / By Erin J
    At work
  • Donkey HQ

    Staff and children signing 'donkey' standing next to a donkey

    You can’t easily walk through the doors of the Donkey Assisted Therapy Centre without either being greeted by a donkey braying, or seeing the Makaton symbols and signs leading through the play area, into the riding arena, and out to the sensory trail ride beyond...

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    On 25 Nov 2015 / By Lauriel Woodley
    Out and about
  • Our Makaton Day

    Jacob laughing

    A huge thank you to everyone at Middlestown Junior and Infant School in Wakefield who held a Makaton Day and raised a magnificent £450 for The Makaton Charity! This is how they did it...

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    On 27 Oct 2015 / By Rosemary Thompson
    At school
  • A Makaton Choir

    Friendships were flourishing where they hadn't been before, non-verbal members were actively starting to engage with their verbal peers, and the group were using signs with each other spontaneously. It was amazing! And so Riversigners were born...

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    On 25 Sep 2015 / By Julie M
    Out and about