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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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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
What kind of Future
Part of a project by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities entitled What Kind of Future. The booklet examines the lives of ten young people with Down Syndrome and how they're managing their lives as young adults, what kind of support they receive and what ambitions they have. You ... Read More
A Guide to Official Complaints A Guide to Official Complaints
What do you do when you feel that things have reached the stage when you need to lodge an official complaint? Read More
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
An independent publisher of a very broad range of academic books in the social and behavioural sciences including: Art Therapies Syndromes Health & Social Care Disability and many more. Read More
Parents and Carers' checklist for successful meetings
3Cs present their  'Parents' Checklist for more successful Meetings' . Written by Lesley Beck and Linda Shampan specifically for a workshop at one of the EDCM days. Read More
Blabbermouth, Sticky Beak & Gift of the Gab
Hilarious stories about Rowena Batts - an extraordinary articulate girl who doesn't let a fact like not being able to speak stand in her way. 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
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
Rough Guide to Disability Rough Guide to Disability
The brand new fourth edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is now available to view for free via the Zinio online reader . It’s packed with over 200 inspiring ideas for fantastic worry-free days out with reviews, hints and tips on some of the UK’s best attractions written by and for disab... Read More
SLT Information pack 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