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Loneliness in the elderly: how to help

There are lots of ways you can do your bit to help lonely or socially isolated elderly people in your community. The person you're helping will reap health benefits, and you'll find you will as well. Volunteering for an organisation that supports older people is a key…

Low mood and depression

Difficult events and experiences can leave us in low spirits or cause depression. It could be relationship problems, bereavement, sleep problems, stress at work, bullying, chronic illness or pain. Sometimes it's possible to feel down without there being an obvious reason. What's the difference between low…

Managing Your Child's Anger

Anger as an emotion is normal human behaviour. The way we deal with our anger is often the problem. Anger in a family or in a child is often a sign that something needs changing. Addressing what is causing the anger and trying to change…

Maternity Rights and Benefits

Pregnant employees have 4 main legal rights: paid time off for antenatal care maternity leave maternity pay or maternity allowance protection against unfair treatment, discrimination or dismissal

Mediation

Mediation can help parents or young people settle disagreements with their local authority or Clinical Commissioning Group about EHC needs assessments and EHC plans. Parents and young people who want to appeal to the SEND Tribunal must consider mediation first. What is it for? Mediation…

Mental Health

Single Point of Access (SPA) for Adult Community Mental Health Services The Single Point of Access (SPA) dovetails with the Out of Hours (OOH) Service, creating a single point of referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to people who are between 18…

Mental health problems and pregnancy

If you have had in the past, or now have, severe mental health problems, you are more likely to become ill during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth than at other times in your life. Severe mental health problems include bipolar affective disorder,…

Money Management

What is the Money Management Protocol? The Money Management logo will show you which organisations have been awarded the quality mark to help you manage your direct payments. For more information can be found about Sheffield City Councils money management protocol on the council website…

Money Matters (Local Offer)

Help to make the most of your money. Take control of debt, plan your finances, cut costs. Find what local and national support is available.  Financial information and advice can help you plan for your child's care and support needs. Advice Sheffield provides free, independent and…

Multi-Agency Working - Practices Guidance

The guidance documents available here to download have been agreed by all partners in Sheffield through the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board. The guidance helps us all to think about the child or young person and their individual needs. It helps us to think about how…

Mutism

Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder where a person is unable to speak in certain social situations, such as with classmates at school or to relatives they don't see very often. It usually starts during childhood and, left untreated, can persist into adulthood. A…

Nannies, Home Childcarers and Au Pairs

About Nannies A Nanny or Home Childcarer is employed by you to provide childcare, usually in your own home, for children from birth up to the age of 18 years. An advantage of using a Nanny is that they can provide flexible childcare in the…

New Parenting Discussion Groups – Support for all parents!

Is this you? Mostly you enjoy being a parent but sometimes wish you knew how to deal with specific problem behaviour. Bedtime problems? Family conflict? Teenage Meltdowns? Sometimes a few small changes can make a big difference. We are excited to inform you about new…

Nightstop South Yorkshire

Do you know a young person aged 16-25 in need of safe emergency accommodation?   Nightstop South Yorkshire is now ready to start taking referrals for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The Nightstop concept is simple - it prevents homelessness through community…

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It affects men, women and children and can develop at any age. Some people develop the condition early, often around puberty, but it typically develops during…

Overweight children aged 2-5

More young children than ever are overweight, but there's plenty you can do to help your child achieve a healthy weight. Being overweight is bad for your pre-schooler's health now and in the future. Overweight children are much more likely to become overweight adults, putting them…

Panic disorder

Panic disorder is an anxiety disorder where you regularly have sudden attacks of panic or fear. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety and panic at certain times. It's a natural response to stressful or dangerous situations. However, for someone with panic disorder, feelings of anxiety, stress and panic occur…

Pensions and retirement

Find out your likely retirement income In a few easy steps, the Money Advice Service’s pension calculator can give you an estimate of the income you'll get when you retire. Pensions and Retirement free printed guides (Money Advice Service) Download these guides Alternatively order printed copies…

Personal Budgets

What is a Personal Budget?It is an amount of money identified by the local authority that enables parents or young people to have more choice and control over securing the provision specified in their EHC Plan. When can a Personal Budget be requested? A parent…

Personal budgets for special educational provision

This article covers personal budgets for special educational provision. These are only available to children and young people with EHC plans. You do not need an EHC plan to access a personal budget for social care or healthcare. However, if you receive a personal health…

Personal budgets overview

Personal budgets are intended to give people more choice and control over their healthcare, social care and parts of their education. A personal budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority or the CCG. You and your family may be able to…

Personal Health Budgets

Children who meet the criteria for Continuing Care, following a health assessment undertaken by the Continuing Healthcare nurses at the Children’s Hospital, have had the right to have a Personal Health Budget, since October 2014. This enables parents and carers to have greater choice and…

Personal health budgets

Children, young people and adults who meet the criteria for NHS Children’s Continuing Care, NHS funded Short Breaks or Continuing Healthcare for adults can choose to have their care delivered via a personal health budget. Personal health budgets enable you and your family to have…

Plan your 5 A DAY

The 5 A DAY meal planner can help you plan meals packed with fruit and vegetables, whether you're cooking for yourself or your family. It lets you choose your favourite recipes from the selection, and drag and drop them onto your personalised list.   The…

Primrose Family Centre

For information about what is happening in Primrose Family Centre 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 to go Primrose Family Centre…
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