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If you think your child may have special educational needs

Special educational needs (SEN) is a legal term. A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which means that they need special educational provision. Special educational provision is provision which is different from, or additional to, that which…

Inclusion

Early Years Inclusion We have an early years inclusion team made up of a team of Specialist Teachers and Teaching Assistants who work with young children who have additional needs. We take referrals from parents, health professionals and nursery staff and work with children from…

Information for Dads

Studies show that involved fathers contribute to providing a strong, happy, stable environment for a child to grow up in. Flexibility in paternity leave, childcare and work-life balance is increasing and the definition of the father is growing and changing. We need to acknowledge the…

Information for young people

For specific information for young people including Activities and things to do Careers advice and jobs How to get support   Please visit www.sheffieldfutures.org.uk

An introduction to alcohol and drug support in Sheffield

There’s lots of information, advice and support to help you with your drinking if you’re worried about your alcohol use.  There’s also lots of information, advice and support to help you with drug and substance misuse and other types of addiction. 

An introduction to sexual health advice in Sheffield

Sexual Health Sheffield offers a welcoming and confidential service to people of all ages including pregnancy testing and advice, contraception choices and advice, and the screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.   We host a range of informative sexual health information and…

Is your teenager in an abusive relationship?

Violence can happen in teenage relationships, so make sure you know the signs and can help your child. Abuse in relationships - including those between teenagers - can happen to men and boys, but it's much more likely to happen to women and girls. It also happens in same-sex relationships.…

Keep your bones strong over 65

It's true that our bones tend to lose strength as we get older. But even in later years there is plenty we can do to prevent falls and fractures.  Stay active Being inactive makes your muscles and bones lose strength. This increases your risk of…

Keeping fit and healthy with a baby

Healthy diet and fitness for new mums Being a parent is exhausting. It's easy to find that you have no time or energy to cook or eat properly. But eating well doesn't need to take lots of time or effort. Try to make eating well…

Keeping well in your local community

Are you looking for an activity or some support to help you keep healthy and well? Did you know help is at hand in your local community? We are a network of local organisations which can help you to: get fit and active through exercise sessions and health…

Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

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 a Learning Disability is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more…

Legal highs

Find out about the health risks of legal highs and when to seek medical help. Legal highs are substances that have similar effects to illegal drugs like cocaine or cannabis. They are sometimes called club drugs or new psychoactive substances (NPS). Many of these drugs are…

Legal Matters and Tax

Tax, legal and benefits advice for old people - Age UK Sheffield offers support for older people including free benefit checks, legal appointments and tax help.Visit their website at www.ageuk.org.uk/sheffield or call them on 0114 250 2850.

Leisure Activities

Sheffield has a thriving leisure culture. The Lyceum Theatre, the Crucible Theatre and the Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex outside of London. There are also the Library Theatre, Lantern Theatre, The Montgomery and The University Drama Studio in the city. You will find…

Lifestyle tips for healthy teeth

Taking care of your general health and your mouth is the key to making the most of your smile. Brushing your teeth twice a day (last thing at night before you go to bed and on one other occasion) with fluoride toothpaste and having regular check-ups with a…

Living Well with Dementia

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia. As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for…

Local Offer Statement on 0-18 childcare and SEN/Disabled children

The Local Authority has a duty to ensure there are sufficient childcare places to meet the individual needs for all children and young adults with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) between the ages of 0-18 yrs.  Sheffield City Council actively promotes equality and inclusion…

Loneliness in older people

Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation - and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out. Hundreds of thousands of elderly people…

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,…
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