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The EHC needs assessment process

An EHC plan is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s educational, health and social care needs and sets out the specialist provision required to meet those needs and achieve agreed long-term outcomes. It is issued by the local authority after an…

Emergency contraception (morning after pill, IUD)

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed - for example, a condom has split or you've missed a pill. There are two types:  the emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the morning after pill) the IUD (intrauterine device, or…

Energy bills and saving money

Local schemes and support: South Yorkshire Energy Centre is based at Heeley City Farm, Richards Rd, S2 3DT. They are dedicated to keeping local people warm and comfortable and the service is impartial and free. They will help you to find better energy deals, manage…

Epilepsy

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Epilepsy is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Evidence Based Parenting Programmes in Sheffield

In Sheffield, parents and carers can access a range of groups that offer practical advice and support with parenting. We deliver programmes that are evidence based, and tried and tested. This means that the content is written by professional psychologists who have years of research into…

Exercises for strong bones

Find out the best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones for your age, level of fitness and bone strength. All forms of physical activity will help keep your bones fit for purpose and reduce the risk of falling. Check out the government's physical activity…

Eye Tests and Vision

It is really important for everyone to have regular eye tests but having an eye test might be a new or difficult experience for some people with a learning disability.There are lots of things that can be done to make this easier.It is a good…

Falls

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at…

Falls and the risk of falling

If you find you’re often feeling dizzy or losing your balance it’s better to do something about it now, rather than risk losing your independence through a fall or trip. NHS Choices has really good advice, including a video to work out if you’re at…

Family Centres (Local Offer)

Sheffield has 7 Family centres (formerly known as Children’s Centres) and together with their outreach sites they cover all areas of the city and provide advice, support activities and services for families with children under-5 as well as maternity care and support for expectant parents.…

Feeling depressed after childbirth

The baby blues During the first week after childbirth, many women get what's often called the 'baby blues'. Women can feel down or depressed at a time when they expect they should feel happy at having a baby to look after. 'Baby blues' are probably…

Financial Advice

Financial advice on funding your long-term care We all need a little unbiased, expert advice from time to time, and there’s no more important time than when you’re working out how to pay for long-term care – for yourself or a loved one. Find out…

Finding and keeping a job

This article lists the support available in Sheffield to help young people with disabilities and health conditions to find and keep a job. Information owners: Jobcentre Plus, Sheffield Futures, Sheffield College, Sheaf Training Last updated: 14/03/2019

Fire Safety

Keeping Safe Here are some simple things you can do to make your home as safe as possible: Home and Fire Safety You should have a working smoke alarm on every level of your home. Make sure you change the battery each year and test…

First Start Family Centre

For information about what is happening in First Start Family Centre and its link sites in the week take a look at the attached what’s on guide in the downloads section or click on the tab at the left hand side of this page. Where…

Flexible Working

Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, e.g. having flexible start and finish times, or working from home. All employees have the legal right to request flexible working - not just parents and carers.

Foetal alcohol syndrome

If a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she risks damaging her baby. Sometimes this can result in mental and physical problems in the baby, called foetal alcohol syndrome. This can occur because alcohol in the mother's blood passes to her baby through the placenta. The baby can't…

Funded Early Learning

Government funded childcare is available for all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds. All eligible children are entitled to at least 570 hours of funded childcare each year.  In Sheffield we call this Funded Early Learning or FEL. FEL helps children…

Funded Early Learning Funding information for providers

Here you will find information about Funded Early Learning (FEL) and the Code of Practice. To access the provider portal and to provide your headcount information please go to: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/content/sheffield/home/schools-childcare/fel-funding-providers.html Parents can view the http://www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/kb5/sheffield/directory/advice.page?id=_dg8Dvgg5Zc page here. For information about FEL funding including the parent…

Funding for special educational needs in mainstream schools

Mainstream schools (including academies) receive funding as part of their overall budget to support children with special educational needs (SEN). This is known as a school’s “notional SEN budget”. The amount of SEN funding for each school is calculated using a formula based on indicators…

Gay health: the issues

If you're gay, lesbian or bisexual, by being aware of your health risks and having relevant health checks, you can stay healthy and reduce your risk of illness. Gay men, lesbians and bisexual people have the same health needs as straight people. However, research shows that…

Gender dysphoria

Gender dysphoria is a condition where a person experiences discomfort or distress because there's a mismatch between their biological sex and gender identity. It's sometimes known as gender identity disorder (GID), gender incongruence or transgenderism. Biological sex is assigned at birth, depending on the appearance of the…

Gender identity

Gender identity is a way to describe how a person feels about their gender. A person might identify as a boy or a girl or something different. This is different from a person's sex, which is related to physical body and biology. People are assigned…

Getting Around (Local Offer)

Some people may need support to travel, find accessible transport or they may just need information and advice about travel.  There are organisations that can give information and support with needs like travelling in a wheelchair, getting on and off buses and trains and travelling…
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