Useful links, people and resources

Useful resources

Christine Cocker –   – is willing to do a session with your section on Makaton based signing.

Tim Simpson can provide support and training for leaders on Autism and Diabetes. Tim is a Scout Leader in Cheltenham and his email address is:  


Other organisations

Active Impact – advice, training, wants and offers (equipment and resources); opportunities for community action and involvement – Gloucestershire based

A+bility – outdoor activities/courses, equipment – Gloucestershire based

Allsorts – advice, opportunities for community action and involvement – Gloucestershire based

Active Gloucestershire – has listings of sports groups which are inclusive and would be useful to contact if you are wanting some sport or fitness related activity to involve your whole section Active Gloucestershire Inclusion Directory. Please also discuss your inclusion needs with Activity leaders in the County team.

FLAGS: FLAGS is the National Scout Active Support Unit which actively supports the recruitment, retention and ongoing support of LGBT adults within The Scout Association in the UK.


Useful resources

The Buskers Guide to Inclusion by Philip Douch ( of Active Impact) Publ. by Common Threads Ltd

Top Tips on Welcoming Special Children by Denise Abrahall publ. by Scripture Union