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Domestic violence against women: how to help a friend

If you're worried that a friend is being abused, here's how to offer her the support she needs.  Teresa Parker from Women's Aid, a charity working to end domestic violence, says, "It may be hard to know what to do or say as your friend may not…

Domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence or abuse can happen to anyone. Find out how to recognise the signs and where to get help. If you're worried someone might see you have been on this page, find out how to cover your tracks online. Domestic violence, also called domestic…

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. Where to get…

Dysgraphia

  What is Dysgraphia? You probably hear a lot about learning and attention issues like Dyslexia and ADHD but chances are you don’t hear much about dysgraphia. The condition is described as follows: ''Dysgraphia is a neurological condition that impairs writing and memory processing. It…

Dyslexia

The British Dyslexia Association defines Dyslexia as: - "a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. "It's a "specific learning difficulty", which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning…

Dyspraxia (DCD)

Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition (Specific Learning Difficulty - SpLD) affecting physical co-ordination that causes a child to perform less well than expected in daily activities for his or her age, and appear to move clumsily. The British Dyslexia…

Early Years - Integrated Two Year Check

Health visitors carry out a development check for all children at the age of two. Additionally, where two year olds are attending an early years childcare setting, the childcare provider will also do an early years progress check. From 2015 these two checks have been integrated and,…

Early Years and Childcare Briefing Note

Helpful update regarding everything associated with "Early Years and Childcare" including: 30 Hours Childcare and Tax-Free Childcare Support for vulnerable families during the summer holiday Know someone looking for a fulfilling career? Sector -based Work Academy Programme (schools and childcare) Proposed changes to bereavement rules…

Early Years SEN Hubs in Hampshire

The Early Years SEN hubs provide nursery education places for pre school children across Hampshire with significant/complex special educational needs. The aims and purposes of the Early Years SEN hubs are to: * provide early years education in an environment which provides a high level…

Easy exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. Research suggests moderate-intensity, low-impact activity, such as yoga and fast walking, is just as effective as high-impact activity, such as running, in lowering the risk of heart disease. Here are some popular low-impact activities.…
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