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Discretionary Housing Payments

Marrianne Sherlock has supplied the following information on Discretionary Housing Payments. Read More »

Ealing Strategy for Children and Young People

The final version of the Ealing Strategy for Children and Young People with Disabilities and their Families (including those with complex care needs). 2011 - 2014. Read More »

Ealing’s Home to Place of Learning Travel Policy

This document sets out Ealing’s revised policy and describes some of the options available so that where children and young people can travel independently they are enabled to do s... Read More »

Easy Read Short Breaks Statement 2017

This short breaks information is for children and young people 0-18 years old with a disability or complex needs and their families living in the London Borough of Ealing.  Read More »

Short Breaks Service in Ealing - Latest Review

This latest review of Ealing Council's Short Breaks Statement provides the current arrangements for short breaks in Ealing.  Read More »

Short Breaks Services in Ealing

This booklet provides information on short breaks available in Ealing for children and young people under 25 with disabilities and / or complex medical needs.  Read More »

Short Breaks Services Statement 2012

This Short Breaks Services statement has been drafted using information from parents and carers, children, young people and professionals from social care, health, education and th... Read More »

SLT Information pack

The Speech, Language Therapy team have assembled the following information and resources which they hope will be of use to parents and carers in the borough. Read More »

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Contact a Family - April Contact a Family - April
Read the latest newsletter from Contact a Family. Including details on Benefit guides, disabled children's charter and the crisis in care funding. Read More
An NAS Guide to Days Out An NAS Guide to Days Out
The following list has been taken from a National Autistic Society Advice sheet and lists various sites and venues around the country that have been recommended by members. Read More
What is Dyslexia?
The author provides information about all the most common types of dyslexia: trouble with sounds, trouble remembering how letters and words look, trouble finding words, and mixed dyslexia. He deals with the basic facts and adopts a style which is accessible to children without talking down to them. ... Read More
Mark Spark in the Dark
A story about not being able to see. Read More
Response to 'Support and Aspiration"
A thorough response to the Green Paper from the Council for Disabled Children. Read More
New edition - a guide to carers' rights and benefits
This guide sets what rights carers have and how they can get financial help, practical help and help with combining work and caring. Lots of useful information on finances, protecting your pension etc. Read More
Steps Change
A review published in the Guardian in 2005 but only just discovered by me. So apologies for that. However, the article is very thought provoking and will be of interest to those of you whose children attend dance or drama groups. You can read the full article here . Read More
What would Joey Do?
Find out how the likeable, hyperactive hero Joey Pigza copes when he is taught at home with Olivia who is blind. Read More
Inclusion of disabled children in primary school playgrounds
In recent years the trend has been to educate disabled children in mainstream schools, partly as a response to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (2001). One of the themes of Every Child Matters (2004) is that children should enjoy and achieve, and this applies to the educational conte... Read More
The DSAQ Guide to Apps
It can be overwhelming to search through the thousands of apps available in the iTunes store so the Down Syndrome Association of QLD have compiled this booklet to give you more information about some of their favourites. Read More