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Dairy and alternatives in your diet

Milk and dairy products, such as cheese and yoghurt, are great sources of protein and calcium and can form part of a healthy, balanced diet. Unsweetened, calcium-fortified dairy alternatives like soya milks, soya yoghurts and soya cheeses also count as part of this food group…

David Weir, Paralympic superhuman

Paralympic superhero David Weir tried all manner of sports before falling for wheelchair racing. The south Londoner, nicknamed the Weirwolf, says his sporting career might have been very different had he lived north of the Thames. We spoke to David after his success at the London 2012 Paralympic games.…

Debt and hardship

In this section you will find information on: where to get advice and local support, claiming benefits you maybe entitled to and saving money on household bills. For a comprehensive list of local services click on the ‘View all services and advice’ link on the…

Decision-making and mental capacity - guidelines

The Council for Disabled Children have published the Decision-making and mental capacity NICE guidelines. This new guideline from NICE sets out clear recommendations across a range of areas: Supporting decision-making Advance care planning Assessment of mental capacity Best interests decision-making It aims to help those…

Dental check-ups

You may assume you should have a dental check-up every six months, but some people may not need to go so often and others may need more frequent checks. Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is. The time between check-ups…

Dental treatments

This is a guide to the main treatments carried out by dentists. Some are readily available on the NHS, while some may only be available on the NHS in certain circumstances. As with glasses and prescription costs, you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your NHS dental treatment.…

Designated Clinical Officer (DCO)

  Designated Clinical Officer Special Education Needs and Disabilities 0-25 The Children and Families Act 2014 places a statutory duty on the NHS, both commissioners and provider authorities to deliver the best support to children and young people and those with special education needs for…

Diabetes and sport

When Gary Blakie was 12, he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It hasn't stopped him from representing the UK in the World Triathlon Age Group Championships. How did you react when you were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? "I was diagnosed when I was…

Diabetes in children: what to expect

If your child is diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed, angry and worried about the future. A diabetes care team can help with the challenges that lie ahead. Most children who develop diabetes will have type 1 diabetes, which is where the body is unable…

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Information for disabled children age 0-18 (Children’s Social Care)  
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