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Drawn by Nico, age 6Children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) can have varying and often complex health needs. This may mean they are cared for by a range of health professionals from different services. Most health services in the UK…

Health Benefits

There are a number of National Health Service (NHS) benefits that parents and carers may claim for their children. Women who are pregnant or who have had a baby in the last 12 months will get free prescriptions and free NHS dental treatment with a…

Health Matters - Online Resource

Health Matters is a digital hub that supports the health visiting and school nursing services delivered by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust across 9 boroughs in London. CLCH runs children’s services in Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Barnet, Brent, Richmond, Hounslow, Harrow…

Healthy Start

Healthy Start Healthy start is a national programme which provide weekly free vouchers for low income families with children under four, to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. You may be…

Hearing Impairment Service Newsletter - Summer 2019

The summer edition of the Hearing Impairment Service newsletter has been released. You can download your copy by clicking here. In this edition of the newsletter, read about: changes to the sensory impairment services for 2019-20 what children & young people with hearing impairment learnt…

Help shape the Caxton Afterschool Club for children with disabilities

In September Caxton Youth Organisation will be piloting an Afterschool Club for children aged 5-10 who have disabilities. Ahead of that, they are running two consultation events (one in June, and one in July) to engage as many families as possible to help shape the…

Hospital Passports

What is a Hospital Passport? If you or your child have a disability that makes it difficult to communicate, you may benefit from having a hospital passport. A hospital passport is a way of communicating to healthcare professionals about the best way to support you…

Housing

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Supported Housing Refers to accommodation and support provided by organisations with expertise in supporting people to improve their life skills and opportunities. A referral for supported housing for the young person will need be made via the care management team…

How can you safeguard children from sexting?

More and more children and teens are engaging in or being affected by sexting. With moreyoung people having access to phones and social media accounts, it is becoming easier forthem to send and receive explicit messages and images. There has been a rise in the…

How do children get an autism diagnosis?

If you suspect that your child may be on the autistic spectrum, you may decide to have them formally assessed. This may result in their being given a diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition (ASC). Receiving a diagnosis can be very beneficial to children and…