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At times there seem to be so many different facets to looking after EalingHELP. We cover so many different areas and at times it is tricky to keep an eye on everything we have on the site.

We've had a recent update on the provision of respite in the borough. The council are meant to be reviewing the #thirdoption for Heller House and we're already over half way through the 3 month time frame and the silence is deafening. It is very strange how 2 of the schools that cater specifically for pupils with SEND have recently been expanded due to an expected increase in numbers whilst the respite provision is being reduced because there isn't enough demand.

Our section on complaints is almost ready and we will tell you all about this as soon as we publish. We'll be looking at how to go about trying to sort things out when things go wrong. As parents it can be increasingly familiar to feel unable to effect change. Even when large quantities of us sign petitions and participate in consultation processes the end results can often be inconsequential. Discussion, frustration and trying to resolve problems is part and parcel of having a child with a disability no matter where you live. 

We are also starting to collect information on summertime activities, having had a great kick start from last week's meeting organised be EPCF and Gabriel Jones. As always, don't forget to check out our events calendar.

 So, lots going on and plenty to keep us all thinking. 

Nick Radclyffe - Website Manager | 16 May 2016 | Email EalingHELP

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New Additions and Updates Minimize
One O'Clock Club and Adventure Playground
The One O'Clock club is aimed at children aged 0-5 years. It provides indoor and outdoor play areas with a large sandpit, trikes, bikes and a dedicated baby area. Its neighbour, the Adventure Playground offers loads of rope swings, football and indoor games. Last year it installed a bird's nest a... Read More
Heller House
Heller House is closing on 10th June 2016 and there is no longer any respite provision for under 18s in Ealing. There are respite facilities available in surrounding boroughs. Read More
Children with Disabilities Team
The Children with Disabilities Team provides advice and information, assessment, familysupport, care packages, access to respite, child protection and looked after children services to families who have a 'severe or profoundly disabled' child or whose child has a chronic or terminal illness. Read More
AuKids Magazine AuKids Magazine
AuKids is a quarterly print magazine providing information, encouragement and support for parents of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) Read More
HAPPYEYE sell tinted lenses and glasses to help children combat visual stress. Often indicated for children with Dyslexia, ASD and ADHD. Read More
True Access True Access
True Access is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to provide safe, fun filled, thrilling and exciting trips, events and activities for adults with a disability. Read More
Featured News Minimize
Keep Respite Local Keep Respite Local
The campaign continues. Watch this powerful video featuring some of the people affected by the imminent closure of Heller House. They make a strong argument for keeping respite in the Borough. Read More
Disability Sports Vacancies Disability Sports Vacancies
Disability Sports Coach currently have two positions available to join their successful team. Read More
COSIE Programme COSIE Programme
The sky might be blue but the temperatures are still low. There are several schemes in Ealing to help you keep warm and if you have a child or live with an adult under 65 with a disability or chronic health condition then you could be eligible for help. Read More
State of the Nation 2016 State of the Nation 2016
State of the Nation 2016 aims to provide a holistic view of access to local services. SENDirect achieved this by speaking directly with parents, providers and Local Authority professionals, supplemented by our own in-house research and Freedom of Information requests to all 152 Local Authorities. ... Read More
Scrutiny and more
It would seem that the battle to keep respite in Ealing is set to continue. 5000 signatures on Siobhan's petition wasn't enough. Read More
Serious Stuff Minimize

Quickly check for any important meetings or events here. For other fun and sporty activities go to our events calendar page for more details.

Life in Ealing Minimize

Keeping out of mischief

Every now and then something else turns up in your life and you ask yourself can I do this? Read More...


The old tempus is fugiting

Once again I find that my blog section has been woefully ignored. However I haven't received any off... Read More...


Different strokes for different folks

A poem from Luke, some rehearsal changes and some lovely news. Read More...


No one said it would be easy...

Nick writes about Section A of the EHC Plan and other things. Read More...


Time to squeeze one last blog in

Nick realises that it was just after half term when he last updated the blog. Read More...


Half term

Nick and Luke head off to Wales and Anne and Lily head off to Ireland. Read More...