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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…

Getting contraception

Contraception is free for most people in the UK, and there are 15 types to choose from. Find out what's available and where you can get it. Contraceptive methods protect against pregnancy. If you use contraception correctly, you can have sex without worrying about getting…

A Guide to Babysitters

A babysitter is someone who will look after your child or children in your own home for short periods of time. Babysitters are not formal childcare.

A Guide to Starting School

Starting Fulltime Education All children must start full-time education from the term after their fifth birthday, although children in Sheffield are offered a school place earlier than this.  Families have the choice of when their child can start school.  All four year olds can start…

Have a healthy diet in pregnancy

A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but is especially vital if you're pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow. You can read through this article, or go directly to the…

Health Advise for Roma Slovak parents

Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust have issued advice about common childhood illnesses which can be downloaded in Roma Slovak text. https://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/patients-and-parents/roma-slovak.htm

Health and Social Care Costs.

Get help with health costs Although treatment on the NHS is free at the point of delivery, there may still be some costs (for example, your journey to hospital). However, much or all of the cost can be reclaimed, which should ease any added stress.…

Health and Wellbeing (Local Offer)

Narrow your search for health and wellbeing services using the search options above or the filters on the right. Within this section, there are 7 sub-categories, each providing listings relating to different aspects of health and wellbeing. Clinics This category includes clinics for which you…

Health and wellbeing for Adults

Keeping healthy and well Help to stop smoking, cut down on alcohol, stop gambling, stop using drugs, get more active and eat more healthily. Support if you’re feeling lonely or isolated, for mental health problems, or if you’re depressed, feeling anxious, stressed or suicidal. Services…

Healthy eating for teens

As a teenager, your body is going through many physical changes - changes that need to be supported by a healthy, balanced diet.    By eating a varied and balanced diet as shown in the Eatwell Guide, you should be able to get all the energy…

Healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans

To ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, read our advice on healthy eating for vegetarians and vegans. To have a healthy, balanced diet which includes all the nutrients your body needs, make sure you eat a wide variety of foods. Vegetarians and vegans eat a diet of:…

Healthy sleep tips for children

Good sleep is important for your child's physical and mental wellbeing. A relaxing bedtime routine is one important way to help your child get a good night's sleep. Relaxation tips to help sleep Doing the same relaxing things in the same order and at the…

Help for People with Learning Disabilities

Advice and information for those who have learning disabilities.

Help for problem gambling

Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt. If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available. Are you a problem gambler? Try this questionnaire: Do you bet more…

Help in the Home

We will all, at some time in our lives, need some help to stay independent, safe and well in our homes. Some people will need just a little support such as help with cleaning, preparing a meal, or help with shopping. Others will require more…

Help with Caring (Local Offer)

Care services in Sheffield like as respite care, social services, short breaks, equipment and adaptations and specialist care. Narrow your search for care services using the search options above or the filters on the right.Where a care service provider offers support to families of children and…

Help with Childcare Costs

You could get financial help to pay for some or all of your childcare costs.

Help your baby learn to talk

0-6 months 6-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months 2-3 years 0-6 months Hold your baby close and look at them as you talk to them. Babies love faces and will watch you and respond as you talk Chat about what you are doing as you feed,…

Helping your baby to sleep

Some babies sleep much more than others. Some sleep for long periods, others in short bursts. Some soon sleep through the night, while some don't for a long time. Your baby will have their own pattern of waking and sleeping, and it's unlikely to be…

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver caused by a virus that's spread through blood and body fluids. It often doesn't cause any obvious symptoms in adults and typically passes in a few months without treatment. But in children, it often persists for years and may eventually cause serious…
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