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Communication

Communication is very important and it may be difficult for people with learning disabilities to express themselves.Communication aids and techniques help find the best way to communicate with people who have difficulties.

Community Learning Disability Teams

The Community Health Support Team work together to make sure that the health needs of people with a learning disability are met.

Coping with bereavement

The death of a loved one can be devastating. Bereavement counsellor Sarah Smith describes some of the feelings that can arise from losing someone, and where you can go for help and support. Bereavement affects people in different ways. There's no right or wrong way…

Coping with stress after having a baby

Coping with the demands of a new baby and everything else that's going on around you can be stressful. You can spend a whole day trying (and failing) to get one job done. Just as you start something, your baby wakes up, a nappy needs…

Dealing with child anger

Anger is a normal and useful emotion. It can tell children when things are not fair or right. But anger can become a problem if a child's angry behaviour becomes out of control or aggressive. Why is your child so angry? There are lots of reasons…

Debt Advice

Debt and borrowing - Taking control of debt, getting free debt advice, and how to borrow affordably.  Debt test – help with debt - Learn how to get your debts under control. Take the Money Advice Service’s test to work out and determine your level of debt and…

Depression

We all have to deal with different kinds of emotions; sometimes we are happy and sometimes we are sad. Depression occurs when sad emotions become overwhelming and never seem to go away. It can greatly affect how a child or young person is able to…

Depression (clinical)

Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. Most people go through periods of feeling down, but when you're depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or months, rather than just a few days. Some people think depression is trivial and…

Depression in children and teenagers

Depression doesn't just affect adults. Children and teenagers can get depressed too. Some studies show that almost one in four young people will experience depression before they are 19 years old. It's important to get help early if you think your child may be depressed.…

Disability Access Fund Information

From April 2017 the government has introduced a new funding measure for Early Year’s providers, the Disability Access Fund (DAF); this is to support children with Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND).   DAF helps children access an Early Years place by supporting providers to make reasonable adjustments or increasing the…
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