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Single Parents/Carers

There are lots of websites giving information for anyone raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice. 

Sitting exercises

These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home. Don't worry if you've not done much for a while - these seated exercises are gentle and easy to follow. For these exercises, choose a solid, stable chair that doesn't have wheels. You should…

Sleep and tiredness after having a baby

Looking after a baby can be really tiring - especially in the first few months after the birth when your child is likely to wake several times during the night. Most parents cope with a certain level of tiredness. But if you're feeling low, bad tempered…

Sleeping pills and the alternatives

More than 10 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are given each year in England, but medication only offers short-term relief. Non-drug treatments have been under-used, but sleep experts say they offer the best long-term solutions to chronic insomnia. Professor Kevin Morgan of Loughborough University's Sleep Research…

Social Care Advice

Sheffield Directory has lots of information and advice about care and support services to help you, and anyone you care for, stay independent, safe and well. The directory is here to help you because we know the majority of people want to stay active and…

Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENCO) Role and Requirements: Summary

What is the SENCO? The Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is a teacher in a mainstream school who coordinates the assessment, planning and monitoring of the progress of children with special educational needs and disabilities. Who should I contact if I am worried about my child’s special…

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) – Role, qualifications and training requirements

Introduction Every mainstream school except private and independent schools are expected to have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in place, although may be known by other titles such as “Inclusion Manager”. When appointing new SENCOS, schools need to consider whether they are qualified teachers and…

Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS)

At SNIPS we work to support children with disabilities to access clubs and activities of their choice.  We work with a variety of different clubs in Sheffield – From football clubs and rock climbing clubs to Drama, Art and multi- activity clubs and help to…

Speech, Language, and Communication

Speech, language and communication underpin everything we do – making our needs known, expressing our likes and dislikes, interacting with others and building relationships. We often take these skills for granted, but many children struggle to communicate. They have speech, language and communication needs or…

Sports

Sheffield is the UK’s first National City of Sport with a range of high quality facilities. We have world class swimming and diving pools at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, two major football stadiums, and the English Institute of Sport Sheffield which has an indoor…

Spotting signs of child sexual abuse

One in 20 children in the UK will experience child sexual abuse. Here are the signs to be aware of and what to do if you suspect a child is being sexually abused.  What is child sexual abuse? What are the signs that a child…

Stammering

Stammering - also sometimes referred to as stuttering - is a relatively common speech problem in childhood, which can persist into adulthood. This page covers: What is stammering? Types Getting help Treatment Causes Who's affected What is stammering? Stammering is when: you repeat sounds or syllables - for…

Start the NHS weight loss plan

Use the panel above to download the NHS weight loss guide, our popular, free 12-week diet and exercise plan. The plan, which has been downloaded more than 4 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely - and keep it off. Weight loss plan features promotes safe and sustainable weight loss learn to…

Staying Safe (Local Offer)

We all have a responsibility to look out for children and young people, as a parent or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or a paid or voluntary worker. All of us can help to safeguard children and young people if we are…

Staying Safe for Families

We all have a responsibility to look out for children and young people, as a parent or family member, a friend or neighbour, an employer, or a paid or voluntary worker. All of us can help to safeguard children and young people if we are…

STI symptoms that need checking

Many people with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) don't get symptoms, so it's worth getting tested even if you feel fine. If you think you have an STI, the earlier you're tested, the sooner treatment can be given if it's needed. An STI can be passed from one…

Student stress: self-help tips

Starting university can be a stressful experience. How you cope with the stress is the key to whether or not it develops into a health problem. Stress is a natural feeling, designed to help you cope in challenging situations. In small amounts it's good, because it pushes you to work hard and…

Students: smoking, alcohol and drugs

Studies show that students are more likely to drink, smoke and take drugs than the general population. Peer pressure, cheap student bars and the freedom of living away from home all contribute to the choices students make. Be aware of the dangers associated with smoking, drinking…

Suicide

Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you're reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your life, it's important you ask someone for help. It's probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you're not alone and not…

Support at University

This article, explains how to help your child transition into university life and ensure they are supported throughout their studies. It includes details of some of the support services available and how to access them. There are also some links to websites with more information…

Support in Education (Local Offer)

In this section, you can find services providing support in education for children with SEND. School health and support services The Health Visiting and School Nursing Team form part of the Sheffield’s 0-19 Service. They work closely with community paediatricians, GPs, health visitors and other…

Support Planners

The Recognised Providers List also includes recognised Support Planners who comply with our Support Planners protocol. Support Planners functions include: enabling the person to stay in control and in the centre of their Support Plan process ensures the Support Plan is tailored to the individual and includes…

Supported Internships and Traineeships

This page provides information around helping young people on supported internships or traineeships and how they can benefit from access to work for the work placement element of their programme. In support of this, you will find the following useful links on the right hand side…

Take steps NOW to stop smoking

Practical, quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking. Talk to your GP Many people don't realise that their GP can help them quit smoking. Your doctor can do a lot, such as enrolling you in a "stop smoking" clinic, and prescribing nicotine replacement therapy,…
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