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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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Sex and Relationships Education
Sex and relationships education (SRE) is an important part of the curriculum for all children and young people. Those with mild, moderate and severe learning difficulties are no exception. This factsheet supports staff in special schools, mainstream schools and other settings in developing and revie... 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
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
Easy Read Short Breaks Statement 2017 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
Guide from working families - Make it Work for you
A guide for parents trying to combine paid work and caring for disabled children. You can order a copy by going to the website, emailing publications@workingfamilies.org.uk or by calling 020 7253 7243 Read More
Draft Provisions to Change SEN Law Draft Provisions to Change SEN Law
On Monday September 3rd 2012 the Department of Education published the draft changes to legislation that the Government are proposing to introduce to SEN system.  Read More
The Ghost of Grania O'Malley
Jessie O'Malley has cerebral palsy. She sets out on an adventure to save the Big Hill on Clare Island and discovers how important it is to fight for the things you really want. Read More
Cerebra - DLA Guide
A highly recommended guide to the whole process of applying for Disability Living Allowance specifically aimed at parents and carers of children with a brain related condition. Read More
Doggie Dare
There is a new boy in Jamie's class who is deaf. Read More
A Will of His Own: Reflections on Parenting a Child with Autism (revised edition)
Kelly Harland’s wonderfully clear, unsentimental and yet moving account of her daily struggles with Will brings a whole new perspective to our understanding [of autism]. Her descriptions of the continually changing hopes and aspirations that she and her husband have for him will have echoes for ever... Read More