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Independent living

Around one in five adults in the UK is disabled, and more than one million of those live alone. With the right support and facilities, leading an independent life with a physical or learning disability is now more achievable than ever. Living independently doesn't mean that you're…

Infectious illnesses in children

Chickenpox Incubation period: One to three weeks Infectious period: The most infectious time is one to two days before the rash appears, but it continues to be infectious until all the blisters have crusted over. Symptoms Chickenpox is a mild infectious disease that most children…

Information about Deafness and Hearing Loss

  National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) An information resource (see link on the right of this page) has been developed by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) for Early Support for parent carers with children up to the age of 25 who are deaf. It…

Information about sleep

We all need good quality sleep in order to learn new information, pay attention to the world around us, and store memories effectively. Sleep influences our mood, how hungry or full we feel, as well as fundamental biological processes such as cell development. Given the…

Information Advice and Support (IAS) in Hampshire

Local authorities have a duty under the SEND Code of Practice to provide information, advice and support about matters relating to SEN or disability, including matters relating to health and social care. (2.1 SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years 2015) The service must…

Introduction to exercise

  What is physical activity and sport? Physical activity means sport, exercise and fitness. For example, walking, running, cycling and swimming. Sport is a type of physical activity. Why is being active important? Physical activity and sport is good for your health and fitness. It…

An Introduction to the NHS

Lots of people tend to think that the NHS is one organisation charged with delivering health care for everyone in the United Kingdom. The truth is that the NHS is lots of different organisations trying to work together to ensure that patients’ health needs are…

An Introduction to Wheelchair Services

  Who are they for? Wheelchair services are available to people of all ages who have a long-term need for mobility help. However, the specific criteria for whether you're eligible are decided locally and will vary depending on where you live. How can i get…

Is my child too ill for school?

It can be tricky deciding whether or not to keep your child off school, nursery or playgroup when they're unwell. But there are government guidelines for schools and nurseries that say when children should be kept off school and when they shouldn't. If you do keep your…

Is your blood pressure too high?

It's thought around 30% of people in England have high blood pressure, and many don't even know it. Though more than half of them are over 60, a large number are younger. Could you be one of them? High blood pressure is common and often…
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