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Mental Capacity Act 2005

What it means for young people aged 16 and over: It will help young people to make their own decisions It will also protect people who cannot make their own decisions about some things.  This is called 'lacking capacity' The Act tells people: What to…

Primary schools - access to early help and advice

Schools can be a good starting point if parents, carers or families are concerned about their child.  The information below has been composed by Gloucestershire primary schools for you. Most primary schools and their partners would be able to offer you direct support, advice or information on where…

Easy read guides for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Easy read is an accessible way of writing information for people with a learning disability.  Because easy read documents are written in simple language they work for eveyone not just people with a learning disability.  The easy read guides will help children, young people and…

Help with Fuel Bills for Famillies with a Disabled Child

Families with disabled children who get: certain means-tested benefits, or child tax credit, and receive a disabled child’s premium in their award are now included in the ‘broader category’ of people who can apply for help under the Warm Homes Discount scheme. For further details,…

NHS services - early access to help and health advice

When families, parents or young people are worried about health and wellbeing issues a first approach might be to speak to your GP, Health Visitor, School Nurse, Public Health Nurse or Community Midwife.  There are a number of advice websites and information sheets provided by the NHS on issues such as: Healthy weight (from…

JSNA - Children and young people (0-24 years) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Needs Analysis

The purpose of this needs analysis is to bring together and analyse all the relevant Health, Education and Care data about children and young people in Gloucestershire who are aged 0-24 and have special educational needs (SEN) or are disabled. The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is…

Higher Education information for students with disabilities (SEND)

What is higher education? Higher education is the next step on from further education.  Studying at university or college, you'll work towards one of a range of qualifications such as a degree - for example a BSc - foundation degree or a diploma/certificate of higher education.…

Support for children released from custody

It is very important that any young person who spends time in custody is able to continue his or her education. To support this in Gloucestershire all young people are allocated a Case Responsible Officer  (CRO) who will support them through their time in custody and…

Carersmart

Did you know there are offers, benefits and discounts available exclusively for carers and people with care needs? CarerSmart is a new club form Carers Trust, the UK's largest carers charity, and is open to carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers across…

Priority Service Register

Many people don't realise that each utility provider has a Priority Service Register. If you are a vulnerable person, perhaps due to illness, disability or age, or if you care for a vulnerable person, you can sign up for free to the Priority Service Registers…
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