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Recently the Ealing Parent Carer Forum ran a workshop with the Hounslow Parent Carer Forum. Luke Clements, Cerebra professor of Law and Social Justice at Leeds University, was the guest speaker on Carers' Rghts. 

Apparently this was a very interesting and full day with plenty of useful insights into the exact contents, and ommisions, of the Care Act (2014). He provides a useful guide (Care Act 2014 Overview) to this and lots more information on his website - lukeclements.co.uk. The overview is full of references to relevant court cases and legislation which helps put things in perspective. I have just read through this and found several useful pieces of information relevant to my concerns for Luke's future and other issues I have heard about recently.

There is an extrordinary amount of infomation and resources on his site and I can certainly recommend a visit.


Nick Radclyffe - Website Manager | 05 February 2019 | Email EalingHELP

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Anna Kennedy Online
Hugely relevant website offering lots of information and advice for parents and carers of children on the autistic spectrum. Read More
Ealing Young Carers Project
The Ealing Young Carers Project provides information and advice, fun activities in school holidays, regular after school clubs, lunch clubs, homework clubs and one to one support. Read More
Heathrow Special Needs Farm
Hounslow Special Needs Farm has been in existence since 1986 and sits on 10 acres of land, very close to HeathrowÍs Terminal 5. It is a small charitable community farm with facilities designed to cater for people of all ages with special needs. The Farms prime aim is:To provide an experience of a w... Read More
AuKids Magazine AuKids Magazine
AuKids is a quarterly print magazine providing information, encouragement and support for parents of children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) Read More
Greenhouse Schools Project
Sports and Arts programmes for children aged 11-16, including children with disabilities Read More
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Apple art based themes. Read More
Specialist Health Visitors
The Specialist Health Visitor (SHV) is a trained nurse with extra experience as a health visitor. As a member of the Child Development Team (CDT) she will visit at home as part of the child's initial assessment. Once the child has had the nature of their problem assessed the SHV will help expla... Read More
Energy Saving Trust
Energy grants have been replaced by the Energy Saving Trust advice centre (ESTac) London. This is the first point of contact for all Ealing residents and small businesses who need energy advice. It provides free and independent advice on behalf of the council on grants, general energy efficiency, ta... Read More
Simple Stuff Works Simple Stuff Works
Simple Stuff Works offer a personal approach to Therapeutic Positioning Equipment for all ages. Read More
Amanda Action Kids Amanda Action Kids
Amanda's Action Kids classes are energetic, interactive and educational. Using versatile props and modern nursery rhymes, we dance, we sing, we learn through the activities and most importantly of all we have fun! Read More
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Letter from Ofsted to parents and carers in Ealing Letter from Ofsted to parents and carers in Ealing
Ofsted's letter to be circulated to parents and carers by London Borough of Ealing.  Inspection of London Borough of Ealing local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabi... Read More
Ofsted come to town Ofsted come to town
Information about the upcoming Local Area Ofsted / CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspection of Ealing's SEND services which will take place next week starting on the 21st January 2019.  Read More
Counting the Costs Counting the Costs
Contact publish Counting the Costs 2018.The results indicate a sharp rise in disabled children going without essentials including specialist therapies and equipment. Read More
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London North West University Healthcare hospitals introduces new information for patients with learning disabilities, autism or both and their carers Read More
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The Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, has announced new measures to support children with complex needs and disabilities. Read More
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The new Health Passport for adults (over 18s) is now available in digital form and you can download a copy right here. Read More
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The Disabled Children's Partnership  want to ask you to support the campaign calling on the Government to put children at the heart of its spending plans. Read More
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