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  1. About short breaks in Hampshire

    What is a Short Break? A Short Break enables children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to join in with safe, fun and interesting activities while at the same time giving parents/carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring. There are…
  2. Adult Social Care

      Hampshire County Council Adult Services provides information and access to services for people with social care needs. To find out more on Adult Social Care in Adult Services please visit the external link on the right.  Here you can find information on care and…
  3. Advice for UK Service families in Hampshire

    Hampshire County Council recognises the disadvantage frequently experienced by UK service personnel as a result of the fact that they can be moved at short notice. Many Hampshire schools have extensive experience of working with service families and children. Areas of the county significantly affected…
  4. Counselling

    Some young people with additional needs and/or their families find that speaking to someone about their concerns or how they are feeling can be extremely helpful. Trained counsellors can help people to talk about their experiences and hopefully start to make sense of them. They…
  5. 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…
  6. Finding a Local Support Group

    Being able to share your experiences with other people in a similar situation can be a tremendous comfort for many parents. There are a number of support groups in Hampshire, some aimed at parents of children who have specific disabilities, while others cover a broad…
  7. Guidance for new Dads

    What is the DadPad? A practical guide to gaining the confidence and skills necessary to be the very best dad you can be, developed with the NHS. Why do you need it? As a new dad you will feel excited, but you may also feel…
  8. Health and Emotional Wellbeing

    We all want to maintain a quality of life that allows us to enjoy living. In this section you will find a range of information, advice and services to support you and your family’s health and wellbeing.   For a comprehensive list of local services…
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