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Accuro Out Loud

Accuro Out Loud

By Accuro Care Services
Real conversations with experts, members, families, staff and volunteers about the disability experience.
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Episode 21: Welcome to Cool Connections
In this short but sweet episode of Accuro Out Loud, Cool Connections Club Coordinator Maria Flynn introduces us to the club. This is followed by some clips from members at Cool Connections, who tell us about their Accuro experience. Find us online:
July 28, 2022
Episode 20: Circus Skills, Magic and lots of laughs with The Flying Seagull Project
In this episode, Chloe is joined by Rockstar Andy from The Flying Seagull Project at our Jubilee Celebration Event in Saffron Walden on 26th June 2022. We talk all about the project and how it can benefit charities and organisations to work together. Stay tuned for the comedy stylings of some of our Under 19s Club members, who took to the stage at this event to tell their own brilliant jokes. Enjoy! Check out The Flying Seagull Project online: Find us online:
June 29, 2022
Episode 19: Join the Team! A chat about our Saturday Play Club and opportunities at Accuro.
In this episode of Accuro Out Loud, we're excited to introduce a new episode host! Please welcome TJ, our lovely HR manager. TJ is joined by Saturday Play Club Coordinator Lesley and they chat all things Play Club, Staff Vacancies and working at Accuro. We also hear from several members of Play Club Staff, who tell us what they love about working here and why you should join us! Find us online:
May 30, 2022
Episode 18: Under 19s Club Takeover!
This month's episode of Accuro Out Loud is a very special one indeed! Communications Officer Chloe and Under 19s Club Coordinator Lucy chat about the club and what makes it so special. This is followed by a 'club takeover'! Under 19s Member Ruby takes on the role of Podcast host, interviewing the staff and her friends, talking all things Accuro. Find us online:
April 29, 2022
Episode 17: STRIDE Members Graduate!
'STRIDE' Harlow Members have graduated! The first 6-Month Life Skills Programme came to a close this week, with members celebrating their achievements at a graduation party. In this bonus episode, we hear from our members and their families about what STRIDE meant to them. We are so proud of our first EVER group of STRIDE Graduates and we can't wait to launch the next 6-month programme in Uttlesford. A huge thank you to the staff, volunteers funders and supporters that made STRIDE possible and of course, to our members and their families for helping to make the first STRIDE programme such a joy and a success.
April 05, 2022
Episode 16: The Power of Laughter - Comedy for Charity
Sue is joined by Comedians Mel Byron and Luke Poulton and Events Manager Jess from Season's Bar Woodford to talk all things Comedy in the lead up to our Charity Comedy Night in Woodford, Friday 29th April. Grab your tickets at: A huge thank you to our guests; Mel Byron Luke Poulton Jess at Seasons Bar Find us online:
March 30, 2022
Episode 15: Challenge Yourself
In this episode of Accuro Out Loud, Communications Officer Chloe chats to supporter Mark Stevens. Chloe and Mark both ran the Royal Parks Half Marathon last year for Accuro and in this episode, they talk about their different experiences of the race, running for charity and how taking on a charity challenge can provide the motivation you need to meet your goals. Website: Register your interest in Ride London Essex100:
February 25, 2022
Episode 14: Let's Talk Networking - The important and impact of making connections.
In this episode of Accuro Out Loud, Fundraising Manager Sue Fishpool chats with Ruth Rood and Lesley Reeves on the subject of Networking. Ruth first visited a WIBN group in the Spring of 2007 and liked what she saw so much, she is now the franchise owner at six groups in the Women in Business Network. Lesley is Director and Principal Consultant at SLR Wealth Services Ltd, specialising in Property Investment. Lesley has been networking for more than 11 years starting at Ruth’s WIBN in Wanstead in October 2010. They discuss why networking is important and the benefits it can have for you and your business or organisation. Instagram:  @accuroessex @ruth_rood
January 24, 2022
Episode 13: In Conversation with Jon O'Shea from Haslers Accountants - Family Tax Planning and The Haslers Foundation
In this episode Sue chats to Jon O’Shea, Chairman and Senior Tax Partner at Hasslers Accountants who are based in Loughton and offer a complete financial service throughout Essex and North East London. Support Jon’s 351 day London Marathon Challenge Contact Haslers for a free financial check at in return for a donation to Accuro. Donate at and comment ‘Haslers Podacst’
November 19, 2021
Episode 12: Let's Talk About STRIDE
In this month's episode of Accuro Out Loud, we chat with Coordinator of Adult Services, Kerry about our Young Adult Life Skills Programme, 'STRIDE' and with STRIDE member Rebecca and her Mum Lesley about their Accuro journey. Do you have an interesting idea that you'd like to discuss with us? Would you like to appear on an episode of Accuro Out Loud? Get in touch today to find out how! Contact Kerry: Contact Sue: Accuro (Care Services)
October 28, 2021
Episode 11: All about Make a Will Month
Listen to our Facebook Live recording all about the importance of making a Will. Contact Accuro: Contact Vanessa:
September 28, 2021
Episode 10: What's on in September?
Sue and Chloe chat about what's on at Accuro in September.  Contact: Recycling: Dog Walk: Pistons at the Park: Events: Facebook:
September 01, 2021
Episode 9: Living my best life with a Disability
A chat about visible and non-visible disabilities with Elodie and Eden. Fundraising Manager Sue and Communications Officer Chloe are joined by Author, Speaker and Creativity Coach, Eden Gruger and Accuro Office Volunteer Elodie Gibby in this discussion about disability and what it means to 'live your best life'. Eden Gruger lives just outside London with her two funny dogs, and one funny husband. When she isn't writing collections of modern fiction, or working with other women to fulfil their dreams of becoming an author through her coaching and mentoring programme Out of Your Head and Onto The Page, you'll find her in her garden Visit Eden's website here: Support Eden and Sue in the #Accuro50: Elodie Gibby, former student at Harlow College, began volunteering at Accuro in May 2021. Elodie has been completing tasks including writing for Accuro's website, admin and filing tasks and helping out with social media tasks, bringing an insightful and youthful perspective. To read Elodie's blog posts, visit: To support Elodie in her Try In July challenge, visit: For more information about Accuro, visit:
July 28, 2021
Episode 8: Coming Soon at Accuro - A quick update on our new services for Young Adults
Chloe, Kerry, Rhiannon and Alison discuss Accuro's new services for Young Adults launching in September. To contact Accuro, please email: or visit for more information.
June 29, 2021
Episode 7: Do Good Feel Good, Part 2: All About Volunteering
In this episode, Accuro's Communications and Community Fundraising Officer, Chloe is joined by Deputy Operations Manager and Holiday Scheme Coordinator, Rhiannon and Ellen, Volunteer at Loughton Youth Group. Join us as we chat all things Volunteering, why we do it and how you can do it too.
May 24, 2021
Episode 6: Accessibility and Inclusivity in the Workplace and Beyond
In this month's episode, Chloe chats with Esi Hardy, Founder, Owner and Managing Director of Celebrating Disability and David Swain, Head of Operations at Elysian and Trustee at Accuro, all about Accessibility and Inclusivity in the workplace and beyond. Meet Esi... Esi Hardy is a trainer, disability inclusion expert, public speaker podcaster and writer. Celebrating Disability provides professional, tangible support for businesses developing their workplace culture to be inclusive of disabled people. Esi also runs the disability inclusion community. An online membership community for organisations who are passionate about developing a culture of inclusion for disabled employees and customers. As a disabled person, Esi uses her personal, lived experience as well as her professional background in the public and private sector to ensure advice given is tangible and realistic. As part of her work to advocate and champion equality for disabled people, Esi is a public speaker. Speaking at conferences and away days on the subject of disability inclusion and equality in every cornerstone of life. Find out more information about Esi and her related businesses at and Meet David... David Swain is the Head of Operations at Elysian, a digital talent advisory business driving impactful solutions. Elysian is a niche recruitment firm working exclusively within the professional services sector. They represent the key players within the Management and Strategic Consulting sector, as well as a selection of thought-provoking boutique and specialist consulting firms. Between us, we offer 40 years of recruitment experience and share one clear goal: giving the best client & candidate journey throughout what can often be a time consuming and lengthy process. At Elysian, we deliver you the Management Consultants’ you need to deliver change successfully. If we can help with any business challenges or career development please feel free to call : + 44 (0) 203 960 1111 | Email:
April 26, 2021
Episode 5: Cook Along With Luke
Sue Fishpool from Accuro is joined by Luke Fishpool of LF Fitness and Lifestyle, Accuro's official 'Cook Along'  Chef! Fran and Sonia, who regularly join Luke's Cook Along sessions join us too to chat all things Cook Along, fundraising and virtual events.
March 30, 2021
Episode 4: Let's Get Creative! A discussion about expressing yourself through art.
Chloe from Accuro is joined by Darcy and Lucy, Staff members at the Charity and Gabrielle, owner of 'The Arthouse Oasis'. We chat all things art, mindfulness and discuss an exciting upcoming Drawing Workshop Fundraiser for total beginners.
February 24, 2021
Episode 3: Do Good, Feel Good - How Physical and Mental Health are linked.
Sue and Chloe from Accuro's Fundraising team talk all things fitness and well-being with Mike from MW Fitness and Santa Dash Challenger Fiona.
January 26, 2021
Episode 2: Staying Connected at Christmas: About the Adult Friendship Scheme
While Accuro’s Youth Clubs have been able to go ahead with Covid Safe measures in place, the Adult Friendship Scheme is still unable to meet under current government guidelines. Club coordinator Kerry didn’t let that stop her though and she took to the road for some fun, festive doorstep visits! Find out more about our Adult Friendship Scheme and how we've been staying connected throughout the year and at Christmas time in the second episode of Accuro Out Loud.
December 17, 2020
Episode 1 - My Happy Place: About Accuro - Supporting People with a Disability
In our first episode of Accuro Out Loud, we discuss what our services and activities mean to our members and how we support people with a disability in West Essex. Recorded from our interview with Tessa Hawes of Weekend Warmup, Switch Dunmow.
November 16, 2020