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In this section you will find all sorts of different reference material, including books for your children, government papers, articles by parents and much more.

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A guide to safeguarding, managing risk and personal budgets

Personal budgets are relatively new, but their use and uptake are likely to increase as the SEND Reforms are rolled out.  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 child... Read More »

Benefits Rates Poster

Benefits Rates Poster produced by Social Welfare Training for 2013/14. Still in Draft form with complete version due in March.  Read More »

Discretionary Housing Payments

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

EalingHELP Survey results

Read the results of our User Survey which took place between the 15th June and 27th July 2012. Read More »

Finding and Paying for Childcare

This useful factsheet tells parents everything they need to know to help them arrange suitable childcare. It runs through the childcare options for disabled children of all ages, ... Read More »

Government response to DLA reform consultation

The government have included this summary: The Coalition Government is committed to reforming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to create a new benefit – Perso... Read More »

Inclusive Design for Play

A short introduction to what should be considered when planning inclusive playgrounds. Does your playground match these recommendations? Read More »

Response to 'Support and Aspiration"

A thorough response to the Green Paper from the Council for Disabled Children. Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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Benefits Rates Poster Benefits Rates Poster
Benefits Rates Poster produced by Social Welfare Training for 2013/14. Still in Draft form with complete version due in March. 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
Support and aspiration - Green paper on special educational needs and disability
This Green Paper is about all the children and young people in this country who are disabled, or identified as having a special educational need. It is about their aspirations and their hopes. Their desire to become, like every child and young person, independent and successful in their chosen futu... 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
Introduction to EHC Plans Introduction to EHC Plans
A comprehensive introduction to EHC PLans writtten by Sean Kennedy, a barrister with DH Law.    Read More
Mantra Lingua
Although not specifically for children with learning disabilities, Mantra Lingua publish a wide range of children's books in dual languages.  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
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
Working together to Safeguard Children
A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Read More
When listening comes alive
A guide to effective learning and communication. Read More