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Welcome to the Growing Club, Ros.

Welcome Ros. Can you tell us a little about why we are meeting today?
– Yes, I’m the new Operations Manager for the Growing Club. I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.

Great news! Tell us a little about yourself.
I’ve lived in Lancaster for thirteen years – I was made to feel so welcome that I’ve made this my permanent home.

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Wellbeing

Empowering Neurodivergent Women in the Workplace – A Conference

We are excited to announce an event which is set to spark conversations and champion an inclusive and more productive workforce.

Join us for this half-day conference, where we will be discussing women, neurodiversity and workplace inclusion.

Taking place on the 23rd of November, we will come together to investigate workplace shifts that will benefit everyone.

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Business education

Access to Work

Support for those of us with health conditions and disabilities

The Growing Club was founded by and is run by women with disabilities. As a result we attract a lot of neuro-diverse women and women with long term health conditions.

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News

Neurodivergent Women in the Workplace

We are thrilled to announce that The Growing Club has been awarded funding from Rosa’s Voices From the Frontline to launch a research campaign focused on neurodivergent women. Our aim is to examine the impact of late diagnosis on neurodivergent women, and the barriers they face in education and employment.

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Business education

Channel 4 news comes to The Growing Club

On March 14th, out of the blue, we got a phone call from Clare Fallon of Channel 4 news. She had seen our film about women aged 50+ and asked if they could come and talk to a group of our women – the next day!

Luckily for us, Rebecca runs a tight ship…

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Case Studies

Case Study: Zoe Blundell

Sand Arts and Crafts is a creative arts and crafts business located in Morecambe, I offer a variety of workshops and events for children and adults, including sand art, build-a-bear, and craft workshops. I facilitate events of all sizes, from small birthday parties to large corporate events.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Laura Feinberg

I’m a Sustainability Writer.
I write thoughtful and values-based marketing copy for businesses to draw out and highlight themes relating to health and wellbeing, and the environment.

If there are no or few sustainability threads, then we have a conversation to inspire change.

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Case Studies

Case Study: Amy Gunawan

My business is Amy Gunawan Basketmaker, soon to be Amy’s Willow Weaving. I make baskets and woven decorative pieces from willow. I also run workshops teaching basketry and woven crafts which offer a space for people to take time out of their busy lives, to enjoy the creative process and be focused learning a new skill and to be in the present moment.

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business mentoring
Business education

Mentoring – a view from both sides

For the last 5 years we have been recruiting and training women in business as mentors for the women graduating from our start-up programme. If you have been wondering about

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Wellbeing

Winter Survival Project –

“After 7 weeks of hand-washing and asking favours from friends / family, I was finally able to do a load of washing myself. It was great.” Now that we are

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