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I thought I would write a little bit about social media and the problems it can create when people use it to vent their anger.

The problem is that this anger doesn't then dissapear, it remains out there for all to see. All sort of vulnerabilities are expressed and left awkwardly exposed. Our children, whatever their age, can be victims of this both as victims and perpetrators. Through not realising what happens when tempers are frayed on line, through not understanding why other people are saying things like this to them, to not knowing how to react or how to stop. At the same time the social dependency on social media is pervasive. Friendship depends on being liked, on a thumbs up, communicating with a range of emoticons that no-one understands.

No wonder we're confused. 

Nick Radclyffe - Website Manager | 04 April 2017 | Email EalingHELP

“The website for parents/carers of children with disabilities living in Ealing”
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Ealing Parent Carers Forum Ealing Parent Carers' Forum
Our Ealing Parent Carer Forum was set up to give local parents a voice in planning and delivering services to children with disabilities/additional needs.  Read More
The Makaton Charity The Makaton Charity
Makaton is the UK’s leading language programme for children and adults with communication and learning difficulties, enabling them to interact with others. Makaton uses signs, symbols and speech to develop communication, language and literacy skills.   Read More
HOOP - Whats on HOOP - What's on
Hoop is  almost  a really useful app for families with children under the age of 12, including those with SEND.  Read More
Special Help 4 Special Needs Special Help 4 Special Needs
Mark Brown has worked with people with special needs for 30 years during which he has worked in long stay homes, including managing a home for adults with behavioural difficulties, as well as in direct work with parents and families. Read More
A Guide to Special Needs Cafés in the UK
Where to find cafés and restaurants that employ and train staff with special needs in the UK Read More
Community Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities Community Team for Adults with Learning Disabilities
More commonly known as Green Lane, the Community Team will be at the Ealing INFO Fair. To find out more please follow the link which will take you to the Ealing council site. Read More
Royal Society for Blind Children Royal Society for Blind Children
The RSBC can be found sharing a table with the Williams Syndrome at the Ealing SEND Fair. The RSBC are on a mission to make sure every single blind child has the self-belief and skills to fulfil the potential we know they’ve got. Read More
Ealing Shared Lives - CHOICE Ealing Shared Lives - CHOICE
CHOICE provides a variety of supported living opportunities within the community for adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities.  Read More
The Advocacy and Support Partnership The Advocacy and Support Partnership
Information on The Advocacy and Support Partnership will be available on the EalingHELP and EPCF stalls at the Ealing SEND Fair. Read More
Epilepsy Action Epilepsy Action
Epilepsy Action information will be available on the EalingHELP and EPCF stalls at the Ealing SEND Fair. Their aim is to provide information about epilepsy, improve understanding in schools and support to carers. Read More
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Easy Read Manifesto?
Here are links to the main party manifestos available in easy read format as at today's date. Read More
Wheelchair Service - feedback wanted Wheelchair Service - feedback wanted
After receiving some disturbing feedback from individual parents about the Wheelchair Service, the Ealing Parent Carer Forum would like to find out more about your experiences with it. Read More
Want to Vote? Want to Vote?
With a general election coming up many people with a learning disability might be wondering how they can vote and who they should vote for. Read More
Changes to childrens services at Ealing Hospital Changes to children's services at Ealing Hospital
Last June improvements were made to children’s services across North West London, this led to the closure of the children’s overnight ward and children’s A&E at Ealing Hospital.  Read More
Easter Holiday Suggestions Easter Holiday Suggestions
Welcome to the latest edition of Let’s Get Out & About produced by Ealing Extended Services. Read More
Bercow: Ten Years On Bercow: Ten Years On
Update on the Bercow Inquiry, regarding children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) Read More
Mencap Weekly Raffle Mencap Weekly Raffle
Play the National Mencap raffle for your chance to win £8,000! Could you be the winner of a big cash prize? Play today and you'll also be supporting a great cause. Read More
Update on Overnight Short Breaks in Ealing Update on Overnight Short Breaks in Ealing
An update from Jen Moseley on progress with the plans to develop new overnight respite units in Ealing. If you need or use respite then get involved. Read More
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Life in Ealing Minimize

So precious

Luke came home for Easter. Although it was a while ago, as time just keeps on slipping away, it was ... Read More...


Has that ever happened before?

This has probably been the largest gap between blogs since I took over at EalingHELP. Read More...


How have we been doing?

Whilst looking through some old files I came across this bit of research. Not quite sure of the date... Read More...


A smart phone

Luke has had a phone for quite a while now. We bought it originally when he started travel training ... Read More...


The first month

I'm delighted that I was accepted for membership.


The shaving, the boils, the nails.

Nick looks back on Luke's first week at St. Johns and how everyone involved is coping! Read More...