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Can I learn to drive if I have a disability?

Created On: 01/01/2021
Having a disability doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t drive – there are various modifications that can be designed to help make your driving, or travelling experience as comfortable as possible, depending on your needs. If you are disabled and want to learn how to…

Your opportunity-help for 18-24 Yr olds (Family Fund)

Created On: 01/01/2021
What is Your Opportunity? Family Fund supports families living across the UK who are who are raising a disabled or seriously ill child or young person. As part of our grant support, we run a small scheme called Your Opportunity that supports disabled and seriously ill young…

Emotional Resilience-prioritising self care

Created On: 01/01/2021
Aimee is a mum to three children, a blogger, Podcaster and Mentor for parents, like her, whose children have additional needs and disabilities. Aimee runs live and virtual workshops focusing on advocacy and prioritising self care. Aimee’s oldest son, Freddie, has a rare de novo…

Benefits and Finance

Created On: 01/01/2021
TYPES OF BENEFIT Benefits for disabled children are complex. The following is a guide to some benefits which parents or carers who care for disabled children should be aware of. Additionally, there is a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged…

Puberty, Anatomy and autonomy

Created On: 01/01/2021
I vividly remember the day I started my period. I sat on the toilet and sobbed. Sobbed because I suddenly came to the realisation that this was it for the next forty-plus years and I sobbed because I’d been praying for this day for a…

Early Years SEN Funding

Created On: 01/01/2021
If you are concerned about the progress of a child or children in your setting, and the strategies you have already tried have not improved outcomes, you can apply for short-term funding – a maximum of 12 weeks – for children in receipt of 3…

Early Years Funding - Exceptional Needs Funding

Created On: 01/01/2021
Eligibility is when a child accesses a 2yr old placement through to the term prior to Year R entry (i.e. end of Nursery 2). Beyond this, requests will be in exceptional circumstances e.g. if a child remains in the pre-school and continues to meet the…

Early Years Funding – Additional Needs Funding

Created On: 01/01/2021
Additional Needs Funding Eligibility is when a child accesses a 2yr old placement through to the term prior to Year R entry (i.e. end of Nursery 2). Beyond this, requests will be in exceptional circumstances e.g. if a child remains in the pre-school and continues…