help with daily life

social care assessments

Caring for a child with any sort of disability or special educational need can make daily life harder. We all have times when it gets too much but if this feeling persists and you are regularly struggling to cope, you should ask for help.

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short breaks or respite

Having a child with additional needs puts extra stresses and strains on relationships and family life, and getting a break can make a huge difference to your ability to cope.

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equipment & adaptations

If your child has physical disabilities which make it hard to manage everyday things such as meal times, going to the toilet or getting around, you may be able to get special equipment or adaptations in your home to make life easier.

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access, transport & parking

Families with disabled children and young people need to plan outings and journeys with care. This page tells you about the kinds of help you can get with transport and parking, and where to get information about access.

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complaints about social care

Local social care services like short breaks and adaptations often make a very positive difference to a family's daily life. However, occasionally, you may not be happy with the level of service you receive or how services are delivered. This page explains how to complain about social care.

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