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  1. Advocacy

    There are several charities within Hampshire that offer Advocacy. What is Advocacy? Advocacy is helping people to speak up and have their views and wishes heard. It helps people access their rights as members of the community. The services are free and anyone can ask…
  2. Carers - Emotional Wellbeing

    A carer is anybody who looks after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of their illness, frailty or disability. All the care they give is unpaid. Many carers don't see themselves as carers. It can be difficult for carers to see…
  3. Inclusive Early Years Provision

    What does fully inclusive practice mean and how will you know if the service you have chosen for your child is inclusive? The SEND Code of Practice demands that '‘All children are entitled to an education that enables them to; achieve the best possible educational…
  4. Eligible for Social Care?

    Question: I have been told I do not meet the criteria for social care what can I do? Your rights:Hampshire Local Safeguarding Children Board and Hampshire Children's Trust have agreed clearly defined thresholds for services. You should have been given a copy of the eligibility…
  5. Makaton in Early Years

    Makaton is a language programme using speech, signs and symbols which provides basic communication and everyday vocabulary which helps to develop language and literacy skills.Using Makaton helps adults and children who may have communication difficulties to develop their basic communication skills. These basic skills are…
  6. Bedroom Tax

    From April 2013 a rule on the number of bedrooms you are allowed was introduced to housing benefit and universal credit for working age people renting from a local authority, a registered housing association or other registered social landlord. Currently it is down to individual…
  7. Benefits Cap

    You’re not affected by the benefit cap if anyone in your household qualifies for Working Tax Credit or gets any of the following benefits: Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Employment and Support Allowance (if they are in the Support Group) and others not directly…
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