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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 »

Ealing Mencap - Summer Newsletter

Latest round up of all the news from Ealing Mencap including the presentation of Berge Kanikanian's Aktion T4 Awareness Project' at the House of Commons. Read More »

Ealing Mencap December Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest news from Ealing Mencap including a lovely review by Maurice Elliott for the I Love Thunder gig back in October. Read More »

Ealing Mencap Newsletter Autumn 2013

Latest edition of Ealing Mencap's Newsletter. Lots of information about current projects and an amazing fundraising story! Read More »

Ealing Mencap Spring 2013 Newsletter

Latest Newsletter from Ealing Mencap Read More »

TAC Bulletin June 2013

Latest newsletter from Peter Limbrick. Interesting article on keyworkers and the work of Team around the Child. Read More »

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Contact a Family - March Contact a Family - March
Plenty to read in the March edition of Contact a Family's March Newsletter including Bedroom Tax Victory, a great guide to how benefits are changing and musch more. Read More
Glenn plays the Magic Flute
Although you might not understand much of what is being said, I think you will certainly understand what is happening! A beautiful video about a young boy discovering an amazing instrument for the first time. Read More
Night Rider
William and Stanley are teenagers with Down's Syndrome and lots of attitude. An adventure story about two friends fighting for justice. Read More
Inclusive Design for Play Inclusive Design for Play
A short introduction to what should be considered when planning inclusive playgrounds. Does your playground match these recommendations? 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
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
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
Discretionary Housing Payments
Marrianne Sherlock has supplied the following information on Discretionary Housing Payments. Read More
Alphabet Kids - From ADD to Zellweger Syndrome
I've stopped posting all the new books from Jessica Kingsley because we have a link to their site and there are so many titles available it becomes a bit repetitive. This book however really looks outstanding as a guide to known disorders at this time. Only available in hardback at the moment. ... 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