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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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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
Autism-Friendly Bedroom
Some useful thoughts on helping to make your child's room helps them to get the rest they need. Read More
Assessment of disabled people's life chances
The Strategy Unit was asked to provide supporting analysis and a strategic assessment of disabled people's life chances - the opportunities available to disabled people, both children and adults, to improve their quality of life. Read More
EalingHELP Survey results EalingHELP Survey results
Read the results of our User Survey which took place between the 15th June and 27th July 2012. Read More
Seal Surfer
A book about a boy who is a wheelchair user and develops a friendship with seals on the coast near his home. Read More
Laces and more
Easy ties is great for disabled people because it builds confidence.  Read More
Parenting a Child with Asperger Syndrome: 200 Tips & Strategies
Lots of tips and strategies from the parent of a boy with Aspergers. Widely acclaimed by parents and professionals. 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
Cool Simon
Simon is ignored by the other children in his class because of his hearing problems. However, after he saves the school rabbit from kidnappers he becomes a hero. 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